Thank you to our Amazing Speakers!

Keynote Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Christian Lim
Christian Lim
Alberta Crown Prosecutor’s Office
Senior Crown Prosecutor
Dr. Michael Blackwell
Dr. Michael Blackwell
Assistant Surgeon General, USPHS (R)
Director
Dr. Rebecca Ledger
Dr. Rebecca Ledger
Animal Behaviour & Welfare Consulting/Langara College
Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare Scientist
James Evans
James Evans
CARE – Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity
President and Founder
Nathaniel Erskine Smith
Nathaniel Erskine Smith
MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith
Member of Parliament, Beaches - East York
Peter Collins
Peter Collins
Ontario Provincial Police and Division of Forensic Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Dr. Toolika Rastogi
Dr. Toolika Rastogi
Humane Canada™
Senior Manager, Policy and Research
Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May
Parliamentary Leader for the Green Caucus
O.C., Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands
Honourable Michelle Rempel Garner
Honourable Michelle Rempel Garner
Calgary Nose Hill
Member of Parliament

Breakout Speakers

John Boone
John Boone
Research Director
Great Basin Bird Observatory
Carol Boulding
Carol Boulding
Director, People & Culture
Toronto Humane Society
Rebeka Breder
Rebeka Breder
Animal Rights Lawyer
Breder Law
Tom Candy
Tom Candy
Senior Training and Behaviour advisor
Dog Chair, Dogstrust, IAABC, ABTC
Barbara Cartwright
Barbara Cartwright
CEO
Humane Canada™
Dr. Valli Fraser -Celin
Dr. Valli Fraser -Celin
Remote Community Liaison
Winnipeg Humane Society
Subah Chhabra
Subah Chhabra
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist
Toronto Humane Society
Alanna Collicutt
Alanna Collicutt
Dog Care and Management Program Manager
Canadian Animal Task Force
Sinikka Crosland
Sinikka Crosland
Executive Director
Canadian Horse Defence Coalition
Alison Cuffley
Alison Cuffley
Government Relations Officer
BC SPCA
Dr. Mikel Delgado
Dr. Mikel Delgado
Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist (CAAB)
Bailey Eagan
Bailey Eagan
PhD Student
University of British Columbia (Animal Welfare Program)
Mandy Evans
Mandy Evans
Executive Director
Home to Home
Samantha Gaines
Samantha Gaines
Head of Companion Animals, Advocacy and policy Directorate
RSPCA
Courtney Graham
Courtney Graham
PhD Candidate
Ontario Veterinary College
Michèle Hamers
Michèle Hamers
Wildlife Campaign Manager
World Animal Protection
Jan Hannah
Jan Hannah
Campaigns Manager - Canada
IFAW
Dr. Maureen Harper
Dr. Maureen Harper
Retired Veterinarian and Retired CFIA Inspector
Kristen Hassen
Kristen Hassen
Maddie's Fund Director
American Pets Alive
Lynn Kavanagh
Lynn Kavanagh
Farming Campaign Manager
World Animal Protection
Rikki Gusway Kelln
Rikki Gusway Kelln
BSW, RSW, MSW (candidate), Social Worker & Master of Social Work Student
University of Regina
Camille Labchuk
Camille Labchuk
Executive Director
Animal Justice
Duane Landals
Duane Landals
President, Alberta SPCA
SPCA/Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
Jodi Lazare
Jodi Lazare
Assistant Professor of Law
Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University
Dr. Rebecca Ledger
Dr. Rebecca Ledger
Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare Scientist
Animal Behaviour & Welfare Consulting/Langara College
Akaash Maharaj
Akaash Maharaj
CEO
Mosaic Institute
Lori Marino
Lori Marino
President
Whale Sanctuary Project
Elizabeth May
Elizabeth May
O.C., Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands
Parliamentary Leader for the Green Caucus
Marty McKendry
Marty McKendry
Senior Advisor - Parliamentary Strategy
Senate of Canada (Senator Klyne and Senator Dalphond)
Melissa Moggy
Melissa Moggy
Extension & Research Specialist
Alberta Farm Animal Care
Celeste Morales
Celeste Morales
Lead Researcher
The Vancouver Humane Society
PJ Nyman
PJ Nyman
Corporate Relations Specialist
Mercy For Animals Canada
Karen Overall
Karen Overall
Associate Professor
Atlantic Veterinary College
Dr. Katherine Polak
Dr. Katherine Polak
Head of Stray Animal Care - Southeast Asia
Head of Stray Animal Care - Southeast Asia/FOUR PAWS International
Dr. Toolika Rastogi
Dr. Toolika Rastogi
Senior Manager, Policy and Research
Humane Canada™
James Rodgers
James Rodgers
Executive Director
CARE Network
Brittany Semeniuk
Brittany Semeniuk
Animal Welfare Consultant
Winnipeg Humane Society
Victoria Shroff
Victoria Shroff
Animal Lawyer & Adjunct Professor of Animal Law
Shroff & Associates
Margaret Slater
Margaret Slater
Senior Director, Research
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Dr. Rochelle Stevenson
Dr. Rochelle Stevenson
Assistant Professor
Faculty at Thompson Rivers University Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Riana Topan
Riana Topan
Campaign Manager
H S I. Canada
Jessica Walker
Jessica Walker
Founder
The Little Red Barn Micro Sanctuary
Scott Weese
Scott Weese
Professor
University of Guelph