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BUSY BEAVER TRAINING & DEEP DIVE DAY EDUCATIONAL TOPICS
 

SUMMIT EDUCATIONAL TOPICS
 

All times are in Pacific Time

8:00 AM - 8:30 AMBREAKFAST

Join us for breakfast before sessions begin at the Victoria Conference Centre.

8:00 AM - 3:00 PMREGISTRATION & INFORMATION

Grab your name badge from registration for the Busy Beaver Training Day where we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

8:30 AM - 10:15 AMFunding a Transformation in Animal Welfare

Animal welfare is transforming and it is exciting to be able to help more animals (and their humans)!

8:30 AM - 12:00 PMFrom Pivot to Progress – What’s Next?

Join animal welfare leaders from across Canada in this half day of inspiration, connection and exploration into the challenges facing leaders in our sector today as we navigate through an uncertain economy while tackling leadership burnout.

10:15 AM - 10:30 AMBREAK & EXHIBITORS

Stretch, relax, or grab a drink or bite to eat before the next section of the Busy Beaver Training & Deep Dive Day begins.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMFunding a Transformation in Animal Welfare - Continued

Animal welfare is transforming and it is exciting to be able to help more animals (and their humans)!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PMSession and speaker to be announced 
12:00 PM - 1:00 PMLUNCH & EXHIBITORS

Who’s hungry? Lunch is being served at the Victoria Conference Centre to recharge and refuel before heading into the second half of the Busy Beaver Training Day

1:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession and speaker to be announced 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMFunding a Transformation in Animal Welfare - Continued

Animal welfare is transforming and it is exciting to be able to help more animals (and their humans)!

1:30 PM - 3:30 PMHUMANE CANDA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING // EXCLUSIVE TO HUMANE CANADA MEMBERS

For more information, please contact Justine Stephan, Executive Assistant and Humane Resources Administrator, justine@humanecanada.ca

3:00 PM - 6:30 PMFREE TIME

We hope you enjoyed the Busy Beaver Training Day.

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMEVENING MIXER

Join us on the evening of May 2nd at a unique, offsite location in beautiful Victoria, for an opportunity to connect and mingle with other attendees before the Summit officially kicks off on May 3rd. We can’t wait to share more details soon!

7:30 AM - 8:15 AMBREAKFAST

Join us for breakfast before sessions begin at the Victoria Conference Centre.

7:30 AM - 4:15 PMREGISTRATION & INFORMATION

Grab your name badge from registration for the Busy Beaver Training Day where we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

8:15 AM - 9:00 AMWELCOME REMARKS

We cannot wait to welcome you to Victoria, BC for the official start of the 10th anniversary of the Summit for Animals! Join Kathy Duncan, Humane Canada’s Director, National Programs, as she gives you the rundown of what to expect over the next two days.

9:00 AM - 9:30 AMSOCIAL OTTER NETWORKING ACTIVITY

This 30-minute activity will give you a chance to connect and meet other attendees from across Canada who are also working/volunteering/advocating in the animal welfare sector.

9:30 AM - 10:15 AMPLENARY SESSION

Session and speaker to be announced

10:15 AM - 10:45 AMBREAK & EXHIBITORS

Our sponsors and exhibitors are eager to meet you and connect to show you their products, services or offers.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AMSession and speaker to be announced 
10:45 AM - 11:45 AMContinued Companionship: Seniors Programming within Animal Welfare

Animal welfare agencies, such as shelters, are dedicated and essential to protecting vulnerable populations. Senior citizens may often be a vulnerable population, facing the severe impacts of isolation.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AMOne Health, Two-Eyed Seeing, and Animal Welfare Policies

One Health is a ten-thousand-year-old view into the future, and can hold the key to health for many generations to come.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PMSession and speaker to be announced 
11:45 AM - 12:30 PMHumane Education in Calgary Classrooms: 100 Years of Connecting Lives

Woven into this session is the two-pillar structure of the Humane Education program at CHS, and how it is contributing to the One Welfare concept of social interconnections between humans, animals, and the environment.

11:45 AM - 12:30 PMCommunity Outreach Initiatives to Lower Animal Intakes in Shelters

Since 2021, the Montreal SPCA has been developing community-based programs aiming to provide support to vulnerable populations and prevent companion animal abandonment, including a pet food bank, temporary housing programs for refugees and survivors of gender-based violence, and behavioural support services for vulnerable populations.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PMLUNCH & EXHIBITORS

Take a moment to check out everything that our sponsors and exhibitors have to offer in the exhibit hall; featuring new products, innovations, services and more.

2:00 PM - 3:00 PMSession and speaker to be announced 
2:00 PM - 3:00 PMCaring for Kittens: Best Practices for Best Outcomes

Lifesaving of kittens is a primary focus of many shelters today. What do we know from the literature about best practices in saving these most vulnerable of patients?

2:00 PM - 3:00 PMBuilding Better Lives for Community Cats and Their Caregivers

In this session, Katja will share findings from research conducted with individuals and organizations caring for community cats in the Los Angeles (USA) area.

 

3:00 PM - 3:15 PMBREAK & EXHIBITORS

Our sponsors and exhibitors are eager to meet you and connect to show you their products, services or offers.

3:15 PM - 4:00 PMMeasuring Progress Toward a Humane Canada

This session will provide an update from Humane Canada’s research team about our foundational project, Indicators of a humane Canada.

 

 

 

4:00 PM - 4:15 PMEND OF DAY REGROUP

Stay tuned for an update on what day two will bring as we hear from Kathy Duncan, Humane Canada’s Director, National Programs to close out day one of the 2023 Summit for Animals.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PMSELF-GUIDED GROUP TOUR OF VICTORIA

(OPTIONAL, NO ADDITIONAL COST)

5:00 PM - 8:30 PMGUIDED HIKE, HOSTED BY AMY MORRIS, VANCOUVER HUMANE SOCIETY// SIGN UP REQUIRED IN ADVANCE

(OPTIONAL)
Join Amy Morris of Vancouver Humane Society for a hike in East Sooke, BC as she uses her 10 years of forest navigation experience and remote first aid training to guide you.

7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBREAKFAST

Join us for breakfast before sessions begin at the Victoria Conference Centre.

7:30 AM - 4:00 PMREGISTRATION & INFORMATION

Grab your name badge from the registration booth where we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.

8:30 AM - 8:45 AMWELCOME REMARKS

Join Kathy Duncan, Humane Canada’s Director, National Programs as she goes over expectations for the last day of the 2023 Summit for Animals to make the most of the fun, learning and networking opportunities.

8:45 AM - 9:15 AMSOCIAL OTTER NETWORKING ACTIVITY

Similar to the busy otter networking activity on May 3rd, this will be your chance to share knowledge and ideas with other attendees that you may not have met before. Hot topics will be provided.

9:15 AM - 10:00 AMDriving a Future for Animal Welfare through National Collaboration

In 1871 a group of colonial Victorians met to discuss their concerns over the welfare of horses.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMBREAK & EXHIBITORS

Our sponsors and exhibitors are eager to meet you and connect to show you their products, services or offers.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AMSession and speaker to be announced 
10:30 AM - 11:15 AMPet Food Banks - Exploring Best Practices for Individual Communities

Food insecurity among vulnerable people and their pets is on the rise.

10:30 AM - 11:15 AMKeeping Pets Out of Shelters and Rescues by Utilizing Community Focused Solutions

Is intaking animals the best solution? Sometimes, yes, but not always. In this session, you will learn alternative ways to support animals in the community by providing people with the tools and resources they need to help their pets.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PMBuilding a Path Towards Community-led, Sustainable Access to Care

Community liaisons and local dog committees are the backbone of a successful veterinary clinic and implementing One Health solutions.

11:15 AM - 12:15 PMSession and speaker to be announced 
11:15 AM - 12:15 PMSession and speaker to be announced 
12:15 PM - 1:45 PMLUNCH & EXHIBITORS

Take a moment to check out everything that our sponsors and exhibitors have to offer in the exhibit hall; featuring new products, innovations, services and more.

1:45 PM - 2:45 PMSpecial Needs Geriatrics: Decision-Making, Resources, Adoptability, and Special Adoption Tips

Increasingly, as shelters focus on increasing live release rates, and in the context of effective population management in some areas, we are faced with difficult decision-making for geriatric animals.

 

1:45 PM - 2:45 PMOne Health Clinics for Preventative and Public health for Vulnerably Housed Population and their Pets in Vancouver's DTES

In Canada, it is estimated that 20% of people who are experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness are pet owners. 

 

1:45 PM - 2:45 PMInnovative Marketing – Adapting to Changes in Donor Profiles

The philanthropic context in which we live requires a lot of agility in fundraising.

2:45 PM - 3:00 PMBREAK & EXHIBITORS

Our sponsors and exhibitors are eager to meet you and connect to show you their products, services or offers.

3:00 PM - 3:45 PMPLENARY SESSION

Session and speaker to be announced

3:45 PM - 4:00 PMFINAL REFLECTIONS

As the Summit for Animals comes to a close, join Kathy Duncan, Humane Canada’s Director, National Programs as she reflects on key learnings from the past two days, and attendees’ experience in Victoria, BC.

4:00 PMEND OF THE 2023 HUMANE CANADA SUMMIT FOR ANIMALS