Tuesday, April 16

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

8:30AM - 10:00PM: MORNING SESSION #1

TRACK A: Shelter Medicine
Intake Management of Animals Entering Shelters (45 Minutes) 
Dr. Kyla Townsend, Shelter Veterinarian, Toronto Humane Society

Shelter Practices to Control Infectious Disease (45 Minutes)
Stephanie Black, Veterinarian, Ontario Shelter Medicine Association

TRACK B: Fundraising
Planning for Fundraising
Aimee Winegarden, Manager: Philanthropy, Edmonton Humane Society
Leah Johnson, Donor Engagement Advisor, Calgary Humane Society
Rae Fehr, Senior Manager: Fund Development, Calgary Humane Society

TRACK C: Leadership
The Battle of Futures: Strategic Planning to Catapult Your Organization Forward
Amy Morris, Manager: Policy and Outreach, BC SPCA
Geoff Urton, General Manager: Strategy and Innovation, BC SPCA

10:00AM - 10:15AM: RECHARGE BREAK

10:15AM - 12:15PM: MORNING SESSION #2

TRACK A: Shelter Medicine
Managing Outbreaks on a Limited Budget Through Community Partnerships (60 minutes)
Esther Attard, BSc DVM, Chief Veterinarian, Toronto Animal Services

Session TBA

TRACK B: Fundraising
Raising Money from Foundations: Straight from the Funders Mouth (60 Minutes)
Dani LaGiglia, Regional Relationship Manager, PetSmart Charities of Canada 

Connecting the Dots: Connecting with Your Community Using Multi-Platform Fundraising (60 minutes)
Rae Fehr, Senior Manager, Fund Development, Calgary Humane Society
Sage Pullen McIntosh, Senior Manager, Communications and Community Relations, Calgary Humane Society

TRACK C: Leadership
Putting your Strategic Plan into Action: Achieving your top Performance  (60 minutes)
Geoff Urton, General Manager, Strategy & Innovation, BC SPCA

Interpersonal Skills for Animal People: Elevating your Team’s Performance through Effective Communication  (60 minutes)
Geoff Urton, General Manager, Strategy & Innovation, BC SPCA

12:15PM - 1:00PM: NETWORKING LUNCH

1:00PM - 2:30PM: AFTERNOON SESSION

TRACK A: Shelter Medicine
FIV & FeLV: Positive Doesn't Have to be Negative (45 Minutes)
Dr. Linda Jacobson, Senior Manager for Shelter Medicine Advancement, Toronto Humane Society

Managing Heartworm in a Shelter Setting (45 Minutes)
Dr. Karen Ward, Toronto Humane Society
Dr. Tammi Hornak, Toronto Humane Society

TRACK B: Fundraising
A Hurricane of Kittens: Turning Publicity Into New Friends and Donations
Lorie Chortyk, General Manager: Community Relations, BC SPCA
Shoni Field, Chief Development Officer, BC SPCA

TRACK C: Leadership
Building An Effective Team: RIGHT People, RIGHT Role (45 Minutes) 
Jennifer Craig, Manager: Support Services, Calgary Humane Society
Carrie Fritz, Executive Director, Calgary Humane Society

Building Effective Volunteer Teams with Professionalism, Leadership & Culture (45 Minutes)
Anna-Lee Rieb, Team Lead: Support Services, Calgary Humane Society
Jennifer Craig, Manager: Support Services, Calgary Humane Society

2:30PM: TRAINING DAY CLOSES

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Schedule subject to change.