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About the Canadian Link Conference
December 4-6, 2017
Ottawa, ON

Join the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies at the first-ever Canadian Link Conference in Ottawa December 4-6 2017, and be part of a united effort to recognize and address the patterns of violence that threaten both animals and people. This conference will provide new channels to advance our collective work against all forms of abuse.

Violence against animals and violence against people are not distinct and separate. Rather, they are part of a larger nexus of violent crime and often co-exist. The Animal Cruelty Prosecution Training will support Crown Prosecutors with their animal cruelty files, while the remaining days of the conference on December 5 and 6 will go into more depth about the intersection between human and animal abuse.

Who is this conference for? Police officers, police chiefs and administrators, paramedics and other first responders, enforcement staff at humane societies and SPCAs, veterinarians, Crown Prosecutors, the Judiciary, politicians, bureaucrats, social workers, social service providers and other front-line workers from across Canada. Interested members of the public are also welcome to attend.

The first day of the conference is a special training day for Canadian Crown Prosecutors working on animal cruelty files. This one-day training provides space for Crown Prosecutors to share information, approaches and best practices with each other in order to more effectively prosecute these cases. There are grants available to help with travel and registration costs for the training day. If you are a Canadian Crown prosecutor and would like to apply to take part, please contact us at ncpac@cfhs.ca.

Pre-registration is required for the Canadian Link Conference, and attendees of the Crown training day must be approved by the selection committee to attend. 

Lead Partners

We are proud to be working with the following lead partners for the 2017 CFHS Canadian Link Conference:


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