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PATHS Virtual Conference – Promoting Access to Justice for Survivors
9 November @ 8:30 am - 10 November @ 4:30 pm
The conference qualifies for 4.5 hours of Ethics credits and 12 hours for Continuing Professional Development credits with the Law Society of Saskatchewan.
Keynote Speakers: Pamela Cross and Marilyn Poitras
Pamela Cross is a feminist lawyer; a well-known and respected expert on violence against women and the law for her work as a researcher, writer, educator and trainer. She works with women’s equality and violence against women organizations across Ontario. One of her key roles is as the Legal Director of Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre. Read more about Pamela here.
Marilyn Poitras is the Associate Director of the Native Law Centre at the University of Saskatchewan College of Law. Read more about Marilyn here.
Conference Elder: Elder Lorna Standingready
Conference Sessions Include:
- Surviving Domestic Violence—Kendra Weenie
- Living and Working towards Hope after Domestic Violence Death—Leah Perrault
- Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative—Julie Poon, Canadian Domestic Homicide Initiative with Vulnerable Populations National Research Coordinator
- Non-Fatal Strangulation in Intimate Partner Violence—Stephanie Carlson, RN, SANE-A, Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program Coordinator
- Inventory of Intimate Partner Violence Risk Assessment Tools Used in Canada—Jenny Larkin, Researcher, Research and Statistics Division, Department of Justice Canada
- Universal Screening for Non-State Torture—Patti Brindle, Advocate/Counsellor, London Abused Women’s Centre
- Violence Against Women Advocate Case Review (VACR)—Lisa Miller, Executive Director, Regina Sexual Assault Centre & Kristina Kaminski, Provincial Coordinator VACR File Review, Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan
- Canadian Firearms Program–Firearms Licensing Regulations and Victims of Domestic Violence—Cameron Smith, Operations Manager- Saskatchewan, RCMP Canadian Firearms Program & Tracy Godfrey, Firearms Officer, RCMP Canadian Firearms Program
- Parole Board of Canada–Victim Services—Amy Wood, Regional Communications Officer, Parole Board of Canada
- Separation and Divorce in Situations of Intimate Partner Violence—Kim Newsham, Senior Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice
- Mediation: A Process for Difficult Situations—Scott Cruickshank, Mediator & Itemobong (Itee) Umoh, Assistant Director, Dispute Resolution Office, Ministry of Justice
- Clare’s Law—Darcy McGovern Q.C., Director, Legislative Services, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General
- Protective Orders for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence—Rod McKendrick, Interpersonal Violence Specialist, Victims Services, Ministry of Justice and Attorney General
The conference will go from 8:30 am- 4:30 pm each day with breaks provided throughout the day. Click here to view the agenda.
Click here to read synopses of the sessions. (Additional details, including speakers’ biographies, will be posted soon.)
Conference sessions will be recorded and available to registered attendees after the conference.
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