Program

Download the VOH 2017 Program Schedule.

 

Victims of Homicide, Western Canadian Conference

‘Moving forward- Building Hope’

Delta Edmonton South, May 15-16, 2017

 

Sunday May 14, 2017

6:00-9:00 PM Registration and Opening Reception with Bret Leibham, classical guitarist

 

Monday May 15, 2017

7:30-8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Remarks, Greetings from Dignitaries
9:00- 10:00 AM GRIEF & HEALING
Keynote Session: Marianna Cacciatore
The Way of Grief, Generosity, and Love:
Stitching the Heart Back Together
10:00-10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30 AM -12:00 PM Session #1
A: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Staff Sgt. Duane Hunter, Staff Sgt. Colin Derkson, Staff Sgt. Rick Jane RCMP
Homicide Investigations: An Inside Perspective
C: WELLNESS
Forrest Maridas
Expressive Art Therapy
B: VICTIM RIGHTS
Summer Grandbois, Pam Vicente, Mariann Rich, David Kaye
Victims of Homicide Panel
D: GRIEF & HEALING
Marianna Cacciatore
Being There for Someone in Grief
12:00-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:00 PM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Keynote Session: Ashley Wellman
Understanding the Lived Experiences of Cold Case Homicide Survivors
2:00-2:15 PM Break
2:15-3:45 PM Session #2
A: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Ashley Wellman
Cold Case Survivors’ Expectations of Case Resolution and Perpetrator Punishment 
C: WELLNESS
Dr. Louise MacKay
Understanding the Traumatic Impact on Children as a Result of Losing a Loved one to Homicide
B: VICTIM RIGHTS
Annette Bidniak
Homicide Victims: Stories Behind the Headlines
D: GRIEF & HEALING
Roy and Judy Louis
Sharing Traditional Practises of Grief and Healing from a First Nation Perspective

 

Tuesday May 16, 2017

8:00-9:00 AM Continental Breakfast
9:00- 10:00 AM WELLNESS
Keynote Session: Francoise Mathieu
Secondary Trauma: The Ripple Effect
10:00-10:30 AM Networking Break
10:30-12:00 AM Session #3
A: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Ashley Finlayson, Mike Danyluik, Jim Stewart
The Role of Crown Council and Defence Council with Victims of Homicide
C: WELLNESS
Francoise Mathieu
Strategies to reduce secondary trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout
B: VICTIM RIGHTS
Tracey Makokisy
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – What Was Shared
D: GRIEF & HEALING
Heidi Cabay
Murder took everything from me, except my HOPE (H.O.P.E. hold on purpose evolves)
12:00 AM-1:00 PM Lunch
1:00-2:30 PM Session #4
A: CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Sue Letendre and Donna Bradley
Basic Facts about Federal Corrections and Parole
C: WELLNESS
Jennifer Short
Homicide as Trauma for Co-Victims: Effects and Coping
B: VICTIM RIGHTS
Kathleen, Wayne, Krista and Karoyle
Victim Services Panel: Services and Perspectives
D: GRIEF & HEALING
Patrick Knight
Embracing the Pity Parties
2:30- 2:45 PM Break
2:45- 3:45 PM VICTIM RIGHTS
Keynote Session: Patrick Knight Resiliency and the Auspicious Mind
3:45 PM Closing Remarks

 

 

Contact Information

Cathy Harvey, Event Coordinator
(780) 485-5955
cathyharvey@canaevents.com