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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The Deep Dive Training Day is a one-day training intensive that requires pre-registration at an additional fee. This event is not included in a two-day conference pass.

7:30AM - 8:30AM: BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION, Room: St Laurent 2

8:30AM - 10:00PM: MORNING SESSION #1

TRACK A: Shelter Medicine - Room: St Laurent 6
Intake Management of Animals Entering Shelters (45 Minutes)  
Dr. Kyla Townsend, Shelter Veterinarian, Toronto Humane Society
*simultaneous English-to-French translation

Shelter Practices to Control Infectious Disease (45 Minutes) 
Dr. Stephanie Black, Veterinarian, Ontario Shelter Medicine Association
*simultaneous English-to-French translation

TRACK B: Fundraising - Room: St Laurent 7
Planning for Fundraising (90 Minutes)
Leah Johnson, Donor Engagement Advisor, Calgary Humane Society
Rae Fehr, Senior Manager: Fund Development, Calgary Humane Society

TRACK C: Leadership - Room: St Laurent 8
The Battle of Futures: Strategic Planning to Catapult Your Organization Forward (90 Minutes)
Amy Morris, Manager: Policy and Outreach, BC SPCA
Geoff Urton, General Manager: Strategy and Innovation, BC SPCA

10:00AM - 10:15AM: RECHARGE BREAK, Room: St Laurent 2

10:15AM - 12:15PM: MORNING SESSION #2

TRACK A: Shelter Medicine - Room: St Laurent 6
Ideal vs Practical Solutions – Which Strategies Will Work for Your Animal Shelter in the Face of Disease? (60 Minutes)
Esther Attard, BSc DVM, Chief Veterinarian, Toronto Animal Services
*simultaneous English-to-French translation

Preventing URI in Cats through Stress Management: Practical Strategies (60 Minutes) 
Dr. Jacklyn Ellis, Manager, Feline Behaviour, Rehabilitation, and Enrichment Programs, Toronto Humane Society
Dr. Stephanie Black, Veterinarian, Ontario Shelter Medicine Association
*simultaneous English-to-French translation

TRACK B: Fundraising - Room: St Laurent 7
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 - Room: St Laurent 8
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, Room: St Laurent 2

1:00PM - 2:30PM: AFTERNOON SESSION

TRACK A: Shelter Medicine - Room: St Laurent 6
FIV & FeLV: Positive Doesn't Have to be Negative (45 Minutes) 
Dr. Linda Jacobson, Senior Manager for Shelter Medicine Advancement, Toronto Humane Society / Ontario Shelter Medicine Association
*simultaneous English-to-French translation

We Transferred A Heartworm Dog Into Our Shelter, What Now?!  Treatment Advice from the Trenches (45 Minutes)
Dr. Karen Ward, Toronto Humane Society
Dr. Tammy Hornak, Veterinarian, Grand River Veterinary Hospital
*simultaneous English-to-French translation

TRACK B: Fundraising - Room: St Laurent 7
A Hurricane of Kittens: Turning Publicity Into New Friends and Donations (90 Minutes)
Lorie Chortyk, General Manager: Community Relations, BC SPCA
Shoni Field, Chief Development Officer, BC SPCA

TRACK C: Leadership - Room: St Laurent 8
Building An Effective Team: RIGHT People, RIGHT Role! (45 Minutes) 
Jennifer Craig, Manager: Support Services, Calgary Humane Society

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

2:30PM: TRAINING DAY CLOSES

ALL DAY: Canadian Stakeholder Workshop on Developing Collaborative Relationships for Healthy, Safe and Wanted Cats in our Communities
By invitation only. Please contact Dr. Toolika Rastogi for more information at toolika@humanecanada.ca

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Schedule subject to change.