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About the Canadian Link Conference
December 5-6, 2017

Join the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies at the first-ever Canadian Link Conference in Ottawa December 5-6 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.

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.

About the Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference
December 4, 2017

The National Centre for the Prosecution of Animal Cruelty, or NCPAC, provides resources, networking and professional development opportunities for Crown Prosecutors and allied professionals across Canada. Each fall, the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies and NCPAC offer a one-day conference that provides space for Crown prosecutors working on animal cruelty files 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 cost for this conference, which takes place in Ottawa December 4, 2017. If you are a Canadian Crown prosecutor and would like to apply to take part, please contact us at ncpac@cfhs.ca.

Why two conferences?

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 Conference will support Crown Prosecutors with their animal cruelty files, while the Canadian Link Conference will go into more depth about the intersection between human and animal abuse.

We have scheduled the Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference the day before the Canadian Link Conference to make it easier for Crown Prosecutors and allied professionals to attend both events if they so choose. Pre-registration is required for both events, and you must be approved by the selection committee to attend the Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference.

To learn more about the 2017 Animal Cruelty Prosecution Conference, go here.