Monday, April 15

All sessions at the 2019 National Animal Welfare Conference will be presented in English. We will be offering simultaneous English-to-French translation for all plenaries and a number of concurrent sessions. Note that all simultaneously-translated sessions are marked with “ST” in the schedule.

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6:30AM - 7:30AM: CAT YOGA, Room: Westmount 6
These morning wellness sessions will be hosted on-site by Montreal SPCA. If you like to get moving on your mat in the early morning, Meow-ga is a great way to do it! It combines cats and yoga to create the ultimate exercise and relaxation experience.  Please dress comfortably and bring a yoga mat if possible. Classes are 60 minutes long and suitable for all levels. Water and towels will be provided. All #NAWC2019 attendees welcome.

7:30AM - 8:30AM: BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

8:30AM - 10:00AM: MORNING PLENARY
The Sentient World of Fishes
Jonathan Balcome, Author of What A Fish Knows, Pleasurable Kingdom, and Second Nature

10:00AM - 10:30AM: BREAK AND EXHIBITORS

10:30AM - 12:00PM: MORNING SESSION

TRACK A: Sheltering for Change
TBA

TRACK B: Cats Behaviour
Cat Behavior: What People Don't Know But Should
Daniel Fillon, Président, L'éduCHATeur

TRACK C: Advocacy
Social Capital: A New Framework for Animal Welfare
Roger Haston, Chief of Analytics, PetSmart Charities of Canada

TRACK D: Education
Are We Making A Difference? 
Craig, Naherniak, General Manager: Humane Education, BC SPCA

TRACK E: Development and Strategies
2019 Elections Strategy
Speakers TBA

12:00PM - 1:30PM: LUNCH, EXHIBITORS, DELEGATE RECHARGE AREA AND LIGHTNING TALKS

Lightning Pod 12:10PM - 12:25PM
Networking and the Fredericton Flood Relief
Karen McGeean, Director of Marketing & Development, Fredericton SPCA

Lightning Pod 12:35PM - 12:50PM
Planning an Easy and Effective Event with Limited Resources
Leah Johnson, Donor Engagement Coordinator, Calgary Humane Society
Maja Krol, Donor Engagement Advisor, Calgary Humane Society

Lightning Pod 1:00PM - 1:15PM
No Place Like Home: Intake Diversion Works
Karen Reicheld, Manager: Animal Care and Adoptions, Hamilton/Burlington SPCA

1:30PM - 3:00PM: AFTERNOON SESSION #1

TRACK A: Sheltering for Change
How the Ottawa Humane Society Took Spay/Neuter Mobile (45 minutes)
Amber Corby, Manager: Community Programs, Ottawa Humane Society

Veterinary Clinics Run by a Humane Society: Is That Possible?(45 minutes)
Kevin Strooband, Executive Director, Lincoln County Humane Society

TRACK B: Cats Behaviour
Raising Super Cats: The Importance of Kitten Socialization (45 minutes)
Rebecca Lohnes, MS CDBC, ACCBC Behaviour and Training Manager, Lollypop Farm / The Humane Society of Greater Rochester

Managing Feline Behaviour Problems in Animal Shelters (45 minutes)
Dr. Jacklyn Ellis, Manager: Feline Behaviour, Enrichment and Rehabilitation, Toronto Humane Society

TRACK C: Advocacy
Protecting Exotic Animal Welfare by Regulation and Education
Cass Koenen, Head of Wildlife Campaigns, Exotic Pets, World Animal Protection
Melissa Matlow, Senior Wildlife Campaign Manager, World Animal Protection
Michele Hamers, Animal Welfare Consultant, Zoocheck

TRACK D: Education
Bridging the Gap: Exploring Canadian Pets and Wildlife with Newcomers (45 minutes)
Allie Holloway, Manager: Outreach, Ottawa Humane Society
Stephanie Millar, French Coordinator: Humane Education, Ottawa Humane Society

Youth, Animals, Action! The Power of Kids and Teens Today (45 minutes)
Emelie Luciani, Co-Director, ENGAGE: Animal Welfare Education
Colleen Ovenden, Co-Director, ENGAGE: Animal Welfare Education

TRACK E: Development and Strategies
Growing Revenue: Running a Business Within a Charitable Model (45 Minutes)
Elizabeth Murphy, CEO, Nova Scotia SPCA

Navigating Social Media (45 Minutes)
Kylie Adams, Communications Coordinator, Edmonton Humane Society

3:00PM - 3:30PM: RECHARGE BREAK AND EXHIBITORS

3:30PM - 5:00PM: PLENARY
BUILDING A HUMANE CANADA: PROFESSIONALIZING THE ANIMAL WELFARE SECTOR,SPEAKER TBA

5:30PM - 7:30PM: MONTREAL CITY WALKING TOUR WITH DOGS
Join the Montreal SPCA staff and adoptable dogs as we explore the beautiful city of Montreal in a walking tour with a professional English speaking guide. The tour begins at the Bonaventure Hotel Lobby at 5:30PM on April 15th and ends at 7:30PM. Registration required: https://nawc19.eventbrite.ca

Schedule subject to change.


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