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Victims of Homicide Western Canadian Conference

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton

16615 109 Avenue Northwest

Edmonton, AB T5P 4K8

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Join VOH Edmonton to explore the journey and circumstances of those who have been “touched by murder” and who have "survived"!

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The Victims of Homicide of Edmonton Support Society is once again hosting the Victims of Homicide Western Canadian Conference “Touched by Murder: Together We Will Survive". This conference will bring together victims’ families and individuals who will explore the journey and circumstances of those who have been “touched by murder” and who have "survived". Participants include members of ministries of Justice and Solicitor General, corrections services , various police agencies, Victim Services Advocates, health and social services agencies, psychologists, and other professionals, as well as victims who have survived the aftermath of murder.

This year's conference will take place at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton. A guest room block has been set aside at this hotel for your convenience. A room with two (2) queen-sized beds is $155 + taxes per night and a King Suite is $175 + taxes per night. To reserve your room, please visit click HERE by March 30. After this date, rooms may be still available at the hotel, but at a different rate.

Limited guest (complementary) registrations are available for victims' families and other individuals touched by homicide. Please email victimsofhomicideedm@gmail.com for more information and to apply. Please include your telephone number, email address and the name of your loved one and their date of death.

SCHEDULE:

Sunday, April 28, 2019

17:00-19:00 Registration Open

18:30-21:00 Conference Reception

Monday, April 29, 2019

07:30 Registration Open

07:30-08:30 Breakfast

08:30-09:00 Opening Remarks, Greetings from Dignitaries

09:00-10:00 Opening Keynote - Françoise Mathieu

10:00-10:30 Networking Break

10:30-12:00 Breakout Sessions #1

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Keynote Presentation - Heidi Illingworth, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime

14:00-14:15 Health Break

14:15-15:45 Breakout Sessions #2

15:45-16:00 Daily Wrap-up

19:00 Victims of Homicide Memorial & Reception - EVERYONE WELCOME!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

07:30-08:45 Breakfast

08:45-09:00 Opening Comments

09:00-10:00 Keynote Presentation - Audette Shephard, United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere)

10:00-10:30 Networking Break

10:30-12:00 Breakout Sessions #3

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:00-14:30 Breakout Sessions #4

14:30-14:45 Networking Break

14:45-15:45 Closing Keynote - BARE'n VON HAIR

15:45-16:00 Closing Remarks - Inspector Scott Jones, Edmonton Police Service

SPEAKERS:

TO VIEW THE ENTIRE PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS' BIOGRAPHIES, PLEASE VISIT AND DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT LOCATED AT https://tinyurl.com/y2fnl5vg .

Françoise Mathieu:

Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC. Compassion Fatigue Specialist Co-Executive Director, TEND. Françoise is co-executive director of TEND, whose aim is to offer consulting and training to professionals on topics related to secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, self-care, wellness and organizational health. Françoise is a Registered Psychotherapist and a subject matter expert on topics related to compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. Her experience stems from over 20+ years as a mental health professional, working as a crisis counsellor and trauma specialist in university counselling, military, law enforcement and other community mental health environments. Since 2001, Françoise has given hundreds of seminars on compassion fatigue and secondary trauma across North America to thousands of professionals in the fields of health care, mental health, law enforcement, the criminal justice system, military, human trafficking, child welfare and other similar high-stress, trauma-exposed professions. She has presented at the International Symposium on Child Abuse, the San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, St Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, the LAPD, Mount Sinai Hospital, The Chief Coroner’s Office of Ontario, and many other agencies who do high stress trauma exposed work. Françoise is one of the founding members of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Consortium. Françoise is the author of “The Compassion Fatigue Workbook” which was published by Routledge in 2012 as well as several articles and publications.

Heidi Illingworth, Federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime:

Heidi Illingworth was the full-time Executive Director of the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime and was employed at the Centre since 1999. Heidi holds a B.A. Honours in Law with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Carleton University. She has assisted many victims and survivors at various stages of the criminal justice system, met with Federal Ministers on issues of importance to crime victims and made presentations before numerous Parliamentary committees. She was involved with curriculum development for the Victimology Graduate Certificate Program at Algonquin College, taught as a Part-Time Professor in the program and sat on the Program Advisory Committee. Heidi has also developed training materials for victim services staff and volunteers in Ontario. In 2012, Heidi was privileged to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in honour of her work for victims of crime.

Audette Shephard, United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere (UMOVE) and Board Member, Ontario Office for the Victims of Crime:

Audette Shephard’s only child Justin Garth Shephard was born on February 21, 1982 and was murdered on June 23, 2001, at the age of 19. Justin had been one of Canada’s most promising upcoming basketball players and he dreamed of joining his half-brother Jamaal Magloire in the NBA.

Out of much sorrow came much resolve for Ms. Shephard, as she developed a strong passion towards helping youth and finding solutions to end youth violence. Ms. Shephard co-founded UMOVE (United Mothers Opposing Violence Everywhere) shortly after Justin’s murder. UMOVE is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization comprised of a group of mothers who have lost children to senseless acts of violence and other supportive members from the community

Ms. Shephard has received numerous awards, most notably the Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding Canadians who make a difference in our city and country (2012), the Scotiabank Global Transaction Banking’s “Woman of Distinction” award (2008), the “Global Citizen Award” (2008), the African Canadian Achievement Award (2008), the Maja Award for “Woman of Courage” (2006), and the Bob Marley Award for promoting peace in communities (2002). Ms. Shephard was also a member of former Toronto Mayor David Miller’s Advisory Committee for Community Safety.

She is currently a Manager, Trade Finance, Global Transaction Banking at Scotiabank. Ms. Shephard continues to be a strong advocate for justice, for support for victims of crime, and for community safety. She also volunteers with the Seventh Day Adventist Church Prison Ministry.

BARE ‘n VON HAIR (aka Matt Day & Gord Graber)

Bare 'n Von Hair is one of Alberta's most popular concepts in event entertainment. This talented musical duo boasts a balding pianist, Matt Day and a pony-tailed drummer, Gord Graber. While the unique two-some has been making people laugh since they met in college in 1992, it would take almost 20 years for them to finally launch the successful combo they now call Bare 'n Von Hair.

Since their first show for Ledcor in 2011, Matt and Gord have racked up a growing list of satisfied clients including: Epcor, The City Of Edmonton, AECOM, Enbridge, Victims Services, EY, Marriott, Weber Motors, Suncor, InterPipeline, Grande Prairie Suicide Prevention Resources, AUPE, Boilermakers, Alberta Medical Association, University of Alberta, Concordia University, Finning, Covenant Health, CUPE, Southtown Chrysler, Christenson Group of Companies, Alberta Senior's Associations, Covenant Health and many more.

Clients are happy and re-book often because Bare 'n Von Hair is unique. Their shows are customized. Their music is diverse. Their comedy is clean and they involve your audience with fun musical games complete with prizes. Yes, YOU WIN STUFF at a Bare 'n Von Hair Show!

As Joan from Peace Hills Insurance says, "We have been using Bare 'n Von Hair for entertainment for 4 years now and I would say the most amazing part of the show is how they can take a few ideas from us and turn them into songs and/or video clips all about our staff and the company." So sit back and get ready to LAUGH, SING AND PLAY with one of the most booked musical acts in Alberta.

"Bare 'n Von Hair did a great job providing entertainment at our dinner. Their personalities are engaging and energetic, and their material fresh and appropriate. We especially enjoyed the customization to our association and the people in it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND,” ~ Dr. Nohr, Alberta Medical Association.

THE REMAINDER OF THE PROGRAM CAN BE VIEWED AND DOWNLOADED AT https://tinyurl.com/y2fnl5vg .

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