These events are a part of the Criminal Justice System Reform Program of Humane Canada™

About The Prosecution of Animal Abuse Conference

This conference has been held annually since 2015, providing networking and professional development opportunities for Crown prosecutors, attorneys and allied professionals across Canada. The goal of the conference is to facilitate the sharing of information and resources about animal abuse and the Violence Link in order to ensure that crimes against animals are prosecuted effectively and efficiently.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 conference, hosted on November 6th. We hit record breaking attendance and our roster of speakers delivered up-to-date educational information that will assist prosecutors and allied professionals when coming across an animal abuse file.

The 2022 conference details will be announced in the summer of 2022 for a fall in-person event date. If you would like to receive updates on this conference, which is the only one of its kind in Canada, please sign up here. You can also learn more about our work on our Criminal Justice System Reform Program here.

Who Attends?

The Prosecution of Animal Abuse Conference is a professional event for:

  • Crown prosecutors/attorneys
  • Allied professionals working in any field involved in prosecuting crimes against animals. These could be: animal enforcement and animal protection officers, the police, SPCAs and Humane Societies, law and policymakers, academics and other members of the prosecutorial community.
  • Students who are currently articling in Crown/Prosecution offices.

Attendance Qualifications

Registration to the conference is limited to a first come, first served basis... you must be:

 

A prosecutor in Canada interested in or currently prosecuting animal abuse cases, or

An allied professionals working in any field involved in prosecuting crimes against animals, or

Students who are currently articling in Crown/Prosecution offices.

 

Highlights from the 2021 Conference

Speakers

Hannah Brown
Hannah Brown
Humane Canada™
Christian Lim
Christian Lim
Crown Counsel of Alberta
Philip Bogdanoff
Philip Bogdanoff
Interactive Presentations
Janine Kidd
Janine Kidd
Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service
Dr. Maria Dugas
Dr. Maria Dugas
Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
Dr. Rebecca Ledger
Dr. Rebecca Ledger
Langara College
Peter Collins
Peter Collins
University of Toronto
Camille Labchuk
Camille Labchuk
Animal Justice

Prosecution Of Animal Abuse Conference Schedule

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