2018 ACCPA CONFERENCE

2018 ACCPA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

New Directions in Community Safety
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May 8-10, 2018

Holiday Inn Conference Centre,
4485 Gateway Blvd,
Edmonton, Alberta

Successful crime prevention takes the entire community to become engaged. ACCPA is the hub for Alberta to share best practices in crime prevention between community members & organizations, government and law enforcement.

This years' conference will bring together ACCPA members, partners and experts, many of whom are engaged in crime prevention initiatives across Alberta, with a focus on how we can come together as a group and collaborate to help prevent crime in Alberta.

NEW FOR 2018!

PRE-CONFERENCE TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS

New this year, ACCPA is pleased to offer Pre-Conference Training and Workshop sessions ahead of the 2018 Conference. Pre-Conference training will take place on Tuesday, May 8. Sessions will run from 8:00am until 4:00pm with a 1 hour lunch break from 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Registration includes Networking Breakfast and Lunch, and a Certificate of Completion.

Session 1 - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) for Rural and Small Population Communities
Session 2 - Aligning Systems and Collaboration in Crime Prevention
Session 3 - Understanding, Recognizing, and Preventing Radicalization Leading to Violence

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Donald MacPherson

Executive Director,
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition
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Darlene Wilson

Community Facilitator, Social Planning,
The City of Red Deer
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Ian O’Donnell

Executive Director,
Edmonton Downtown Business Association

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

DAY 1: WEDNESDAY, MAY 9

Starting at  07:30 AM

Registration/ Catered Networking Breakfast

Starting at  08:30 AM

Opening of Conference

  • Opening Prayer with Elder Cecil Redstar
  • Delegates Welcome with Jean Bota, President ACCPA
  • Greetings from the Province with Premier Rachel Notley - To be Confirmed
Starting at  09:00 AM

Alberta’s Approach to Cannabis Legalization

Presented by Ethan Bayne,
Executive Director Strategy and Planning,
Alberta Cannabis Secretariat

Starting at  9:45 AM

Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission

Presented by Dr. Elaine Hyshka, BA, MA, PhD,
Co-Chair of the Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission (MOERC)

This presentation will cover the mandate, composition and strategic areas of action of the Alberta’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission.

The Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission was created in May 2017 under the Opioid Emergency Response Regulation in the Public Health Act. The commission will oversee and implement urgent coordinated actions on the opioid crisis, focused on 6 strategic areas: harm-reduction initiatives, treatment prevention, enforcement and supply control, collaboration, surveillance and analytics.

Starting at  10:30 AM

Nutrition Break

Starting at  10:45 AM

The Overdose Crisis in Canada: Responses and Promising Strategies

Presented by Donald MacPherson,
Executive Director,
Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

This presentation will consider the overdose crisis in Canada and responses from all orders of government as well as Civil Society to the crisis. It will consider alternative approaches that could be taken by all levels of government as well as legislative/bylaw/regulatory changes that could be introduced in the context of a public health emergency or otherwise as part of increasing the resilience of communities to respond to problematic substance use. Examples from other jurisdictions such as Portugal will be considered.

The Canadian drug policy coalition is comprised of over 70 organizations and 3000 individuals working to support the development of a drug policy for Canada that is based in science, guided by public health principles, is respectful of the human rights of all, and seeks to include people who use drugs and those harmed by the war on drugs in moving towards a healthier Canadian society.

Starting at  12:00 PM

Catered Networking Lunch & Keynote Address

Presented by RCMP K-Division - To be Confirmed

Starting at  01:00 PM

Crime Prevention Through Community and Social Development

Presented by Chris Hay, Executive Director,
The John Howard Society of Alberta

Starting at  01:45 PM

New in Town Aboriginal Welcome Service

Presented by Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society - To be Confirmed

Starting at  02:30 PM

Nutrition Break

Starting at  02:45 PM

Police and Youth Engagement Program (PYEP)

Presented by REACH Edmonton

Starting at  03:30 PM

Day 1 Wrap Up

Presented by Mark Kay, Vice President,
ACCPA

DAY 2: THURSDAY, MAY 10

Starting at  07:30 AM

Registration/ Catered Networking Breakfast

Starting at  08:30 AM

Towards a Safer Downtown Edmonton

Presented by Ian O'Donnell, Executive Director,
Edmonton Downtown Business Association

Starting at  09:30 AM

A Year in Review: City of Red Deer’s Community Safety Strategy

Presented by Darlene Wilson, The City of Red Deer

Starting at  10:30 AM

Nutrition Break

Starting at  10:45 AM

Partnering to Reduce Crime in Commercial Districts

Presented by Katherine Bell CPP SCPM, Senior Director,
Paladin Security Group Ltd.

Frederic Maurette CD PCIP, Regional Training and Development Specialist, Paladin Security Group

Starting at  11:45 AM

Catered Networking Lunch

Starting at  01:00 PM

Telus Wise – Youth Online Safety

Presented by Eric Stenberg, Senior Investigator,
TELUS Corporate Security

Starting at  02:00 PM

Nutrition Break

Starting at  02:15 PM

Advances in Rural and Remote Communities Safety Through Technology

Presented by Dr. Chad Nilson,
Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies, University of Saskatchewan

Cal Corley, CEO,
Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA)

Matthew Swarney, Director,
Government Affairs at Motorola Solutions Canada

Starting at  03:15 PM

Day 2 and Conference Wrap Up

Presented by Mark Kay, Vice President,
ACCPA

2018 ACCPA CONFERENCE & TRAINING PRICING

EARLY BIRD PRICING

Register early and save! Early bird pricing will be in effect until Saturday, March 31.




Member
Non-Member
Group (3+)

Pre-Conference
Training
(* See Note)


$169
Reg. $199

$219
Reg. $249

$149
Reg. $179

Conference
Only


$299
Reg. $349

$349
Reg. $399

$249
Reg. $299

Pre- Conference
Training & Conference
(* See Note)


$419
Reg. $499

$519
Reg. $599

$349
Reg. $429

*NOTE:

The Pre-Conference cost or portion thereof is for any one of the following Pre-Conference events. At time of registration please indicate your reservation for Session 1, 2 or 3.

Session 1 - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) for Rural and Small Population Communities
Session 2 - Aligning Systems and Collaboration in Crime Prevention
Session 3 - Understanding, Recognizing, and Preventing Radicalization Leading to Violence

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Your ACCPA membership entitles you to many benefits including discounts on ACCPA annual conferences, speaker series and much more.

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SPEAKER BIOS

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ELAINE HYSHKA, BA, MA, PhD

Co-Chair of the Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission (MOERC)

Elaine Hyshka, BA, MA, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health, and Scientific Director of the Inner City Health and Wellness Program at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton. In June 2017, Dr. Hyshka was appointed Co-Chair of the Alberta Minister of Health’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission.

Dr. Hyshka’s program of applied health services and policy research focuses on advancing a public health approach to substance use in Canada, and her work is conducted in partnership with service providers, advocacy organizations, and governments at the local, provincial, and national level. She is currently leading a national comparative analysis of harm reduction policymaking across the provinces and territories, and a number of research projects examining the integration of evidence-based substance use services into acute care settings.

SPEAKER PRESENTATION:
Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission

This presentation will cover the mandate, composition and strategic areas of action of the Alberta’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission.

The Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission was created in May 2017 under the Opioid Emergency Response Regulation in the Public Health Act. The commission will oversee and implement urgent coordinated actions on the opioid crisis, focused on 6 strategic areas: harm-reduction initiatives, treatment prevention, enforcement and supply control, collaboration, surveillance and analytics.

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DONALD MACPHERSON

Executive Director, Canadian Drug Policy Coalition

Donald MacPherson is one of Canada’s leading figures in drug policy and advocates drug policies based on principles of public health, scientific evidence, human rights and social inclusion.

MacPherson is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition, a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to improve Canada’s drug policies. The Coalition is a partner project with the Centre for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addictions (CARMHA) at Simon Fraser University. He is involved in drug policy work at local, national and international levels. Formerly, he was North America’s first Drug Policy Coordinator at the City of Vancouver where he worked for 22 years. He is the author of Vancouver’s groundbreaking Four Pillars Drug Strategy, which called for new approaches to drug problems based on public health principles and the appropriate regulation of all psychoactive substances. MacPherson is also co-author of Raise Shit! Social action saving lives (2009) and More Harm than Good: Drug policy in Canada (2016). In 2007, he received the Kaiser Foundation National Award of Excellence in Public Policy in Canada. In 2009, he was awarded the Richard Dennis Drug Peace Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Drug Policy Reform by the Drug Policy Alliance in the United States and the City of Vancouver was awarded the Canadian Urban Institutes Secure City Award for the Four Pillars Drug Strategy. MacPherson also received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013 for his work in drug policy reform. In 2017, MacPherson was presented with the Nora and Ted Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy at Simon Fraser University.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
The Overdose Crisis in Canada: Responses and Promising Strategies

This presentation will consider the overdose crisis in Canada and responses from all orders of government as well as Civil Society to the crisis. It will consider alternative approaches that could be taken by all levels of government as well as legislative/bylaw/regulatory changes that could be introduced in the context of a public health emergency or otherwise as part of increasing the resilience of communities to respond to problematic substance use. Examples from other jurisdictions such as Portugal will be considered.

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IAN O’DONNELL

Executive Director, Edmonton Downtown Business Association

An advocate for resilient communities, Ian has had the pleasure of working both professionally and through his volunteerism on making Downtown a more livable, inviting and safe place. Graduating from the University of Alberta (01’) with a degree in Economics and Psychology, he has worked for leading developers, architects and now with the Downtown Business Association. As the Executive Director of the DBA, his role is to work with stakeholders such as his member businesses, the City of Edmonton, the Province, Edmonton Police Service among many other great organizations to promote a vibrant, inclusive and beautiful Downtown core. When not in the office, Ian volunteers for groups such as the Downtown Edmonton Community League, the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board, Winter City Edmonton and sits on the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Planning Committee. During his free time you will find him on a patio, at the newest Downtown restaurant or out on the hockey rink.

SPEAKER PRESENTATION:
Towards a Safer Downtown Edmonton

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DARLENE WILSON

Community Facilitator, Social Planning, The City of Red Deer

Darlene was integrally involved with the community in the development of the first Community Safety Strategy for The City of Red Deer in 2016. This strategy offers a collective view of what is going well in Red Deer, what needs to improve, and recommended actions moving forward. From a community development perspective her current role is to work with stakeholders to implement key collaborative strategies related to community safety and well-being. She is interested in public discourse, systems change, problem solving, and leadership and change theory.

Darlene has a Master’s Degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University, and has completed her Professional Facilitation Certification. She currently works as a Community Facilitator with Social Planning at The City of Red Deer.

SPEAKER PRESENTATION:
A Year in Review: City of Red Deer’s Community Safety Strategy

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DR. CHAD NILSON

Defense Research & Development Canada, RCMP, and Community Safety Knowledge Alliance,
The University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Chad Nilson provides research, evaluation, advising and planning services to various community-based organizations and government agencies in provincial, federal, and Indigenous jurisdictions. As a Community-Engaged Scholar with the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science and Justice Studies – University of Saskatchewan, and Community Safety and Well-Being Advisor with the Living Skies Centre for Social Inquiry, Chad has developed a strong research agenda in community safety, has helped communities build strategies for violence reduction, and has conducted numerous evaluations of crime prevention programs. Since releasing his 2014 preliminary impact assessment on the Hub Model in Prince Albert, Chad has been invited to lead and support conversations and planning of collaborative risk-driven intervention practices, data collection and evaluation in Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia. Finally, Dr. Nilson continues to support various communities with his expertise as the lead developer of the Hub (Risk Tracking) Database now being used in over 80 communities across Canada.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Advances in Rural and Remote Communities Safety Through Technology

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MATTHEW SWARNEY

Senior Counsel and Director of Government Affairs,
Motorola Solutions Canada Inc.

Matthew is Senior Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Motorola Solutions Canada Inc. As a member of the Canadian leadership team, Matthew’s responsibilities include providing strategic advice on all legal and regulatory matters for the corporation in Canada as well as leading the corporation’s outreach efforts with elected officials at all three orders of Government. Matthew joined Motorola in 2001 as legal counsel and was made a member of the Canadian leadership team in 2010.
Prior to joining, Motorola, Matthew practiced commercial and litigation law at a boutique firm in Toronto.
Matthew has obtained both a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws degree both from McGill University in Montreal and is licenced to practice law in the Province of Ontario.
Matthew’s interests include skiing, cycling and mountain biking with his family.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Advances in Rural and Remote Communities Safety Through Technology

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CAL CORLEY

Chief Executive Officer, Community Safety Knowledge Alliance

Cal has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance since its inception in July 2015. He is a former Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. During his career, he gained extensive experience in both operations and executive management, serving in such areas as national security, criminal intelligence, drug enforcement, human resources, and leading strategic reform initiatives. He also served at Canada’s Privy Council Office and at Public Safety Canada. From 2008 – 2014, he was head of the Canadian Police College. During this time he also served as the RCMP Senior Envoy to Mexico and the Americas.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION:
Advances in Rural and Remote Communities Safety Through Technology

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