April 25, 2016

Registration and Coffee

8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

Join us for coffee, and a complimentary continental breakfast to begin the day.

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Welcome

9:00AM  -  9:45 AM

Blessing by Casey Eagle Speaker,    Welcoming Remarks By: Honorable Irfan Sabir, Minister of Human Services,    Police Chief Roger Chaffin,    President of Mount Royal University, David Docherty,    Chad London, Dean of the Faculty of Health, Community, and Education,    George Ghitan, Executive Director Hull Services

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Keynote: Sheldon Kennedy

10:00 AM  -  12:00 PM

Sheldon Kennedy will deliver his keynote speech. This will be followed by a question period which will give attendees the opportunity to ask Sheldon Kennedy any questions they may have.  Then, Sheldon’s book, Why I Didn’t Say Anything: The Sheldon Kennedy Story will be available for purchase for $10.00 (cash only please), and Sheldon will be available for signing.

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Lunch and Resource Fair

12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM

Join us for complimentary lunch and a resource fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the various booths set up by our community partners. Resource Fair Booths

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Technology and Sexual Violence: Non-consensual photo sharing among youth

1:00 PM  -  4:15 PM

This session will look at the ways technology is being used to facilitate peer-on-peer sexual violence in the lives of youth and young adults. In particular, this session will focus on providing a non-victim blaming framework through which to understand the issue of non-consensual photo sharing (“sexting”). Drawing on current research, media case studies and … Continue reading Technology and Sexual Violence: Non-consensual photo sharing among youth

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The Protection of Sexually Exploited Children: Understanding Provincial Legislation and Service Delivery

1:00 PM  -  4:15 PM

The only legislation of its kind in Canada, the Calgary and Area Region Child and Family Services is responsible to enact the ‘Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act’.  This presentation will outline the legislation itself and speak to service delivery and practice with these children/youth/families within the context of the community.

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Prevent It! Teaching Adults How to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

1:00 PM  -  4:15 PM

The Prevent it! workshop is brought to you by Little Warriors, a Canadian charitable organization committed to the awareness, prevention, and treatment of child sexual abuse. This workshop is unique in Canada and was developed by researchers at the University of Alberta to educate adults about how to best help prevent child sexual abuse.

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A case study of sexual exploitation in Calgary: Understanding the causes of exploitation and the value and limitations of the PSECA legislation

1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM

This presentation offers insight into the dynamics of the sexual exploitation of youth in Calgary. A case will be presented to illustrate the causes of domestic sexual exploitation and its fit with the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act (PSECA) legislation. Part one will include an academic analysis of the causes of sexual exploitation in … Continue reading A case study of sexual exploitation in Calgary: Understanding the causes of exploitation and the value and limitations of the PSECA legislation

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Fentanyl : A Public Health Crisis

1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM

This presentation will seek to explain why fentanyl has become a significant street drug of abuse in our community creating a public health crisis.

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It’s Happening Here: Human Trafficking in Canada and Alberta.

2:45 PM  -  4:15 PM

This session will focus on; what is human trafficking (the exploitation of men, women and children for sex and labour), what are possible indicators of human trafficking, how does someone potentially become a victim of human trafficking, what are some of the barriers to assisting victims and how does ACT assist identified victims of human … Continue reading It’s Happening Here: Human Trafficking in Canada and Alberta.

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Is That A Yes? Consent 101.

2:45 PM  -  4:15 PM

Consent is the trendy buzz word in our culture, but what does it really mean? “Was That A Yes?” will define consent, examine the legalities, and remove all questions surrounding the concept of consent. This is a practical workshop for all who want more information about healthy, respectful relationships, and the full meaning of consent.

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April 26, 2016

Coffee and Opening Prayer

8:00 AM  -  9:00 AM

Join us for coffee, a complimentary continental breakfast, and a morning prayer with Dion Simon to begin the day.

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Panel of Experts

9 AM  -  10:30 AM

Join our panel of experts as they answer your questions and present valuable information and insight. Meet the Panel

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Is it a crime? Sex Trade, Trafficking in Persons, Sexual Exploitation

10:45 AM  -  12:15 PM

Crown prosecutors will discuss the court process, role of prosecutors in the justice system, and talk about the various offences in the Criminal Code in relation to the sex trade, trafficking in persons, and other sexual exploitation offences.  They will cover what is a crime, what isn’t, and what sort of evidence is needed to … Continue reading Is it a crime? Sex Trade, Trafficking in Persons, Sexual Exploitation

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Is That a Yes? Consent 101.

10:45 AM  -  12:15 PM

Consent is the trendy buzz word in our culture, but what does it really mean? “Was That A Yes?” will define consent, examine the legalities, and remove all questions surrounding the concept of consent. This is a practical workshop for all who want more information about healthy, respectful relationships, and the full meaning of consent.

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A case study of sexual exploitation in Calgary: Understanding the causes of exploitation and the value of limitations of the PSECA legislation

10:45 AM  -  12:15 PM

This presentation offers insight into the dynamics of the sexual exploitation of youth in Calgary. A case will be presented to illustrate the causes of domestic sexual exploitation and its fit with the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children’s Act (PSECA) legislation. Part one will include an academic analysis of the causes of sexual exploitation in … Continue reading A case study of sexual exploitation in Calgary: Understanding the causes of exploitation and the value of limitations of the PSECA legislation

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Drugs, Teens, and Trends

10:45 AM  -  12:15 PM

In this session, we will take a look at the different patterns and trends of adolescent alcohol and drug use. As well, the different risk factors that may contribute and make teens more vulnerable to drugs/alcohol use and abuse, and the different strategies that are used to engage our youth in the change process. We … Continue reading Drugs, Teens, and Trends

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Lunch and Resource Fair

12:15 PM  -  1:00 PM

Join us for a complimentary lunch and a resource fair. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the various booths set up by our community partners. Resource Fair Booths

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PSECA: The Signs of Risk

1:00 PM  -  4:15 PM

This presentation is designed to provide knowledge and education around PSECA, signs of luring, recruiting and grooming; resource and supports available to youth and families involved in or at risk of PSECA engagement.

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Realities of Prostitution & Supporting Our Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Families

1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM

The exploitation of Women, Men, Transgendered and Youth in the sex industry is booming.  Join us as we dispel the myths and understand the harsh realities, risks and impacts on the lives of individuals, families and community.  SNUG is a harm reduction program in Edmonton that offers practical supports, immediate intervention, respect and opportunity to … Continue reading Realities of Prostitution & Supporting Our Missing & Murdered Aboriginal Families

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The Three W’s of Sexual Exploitation – The Who, The Why, and The Way

1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM

This workshop (Part 1) will focus on developing an understanding of what sexual exploitation and commercial sexual exploitation of children is along with the environmental and psycho-social risk factors that make children vulnerable. Participants will become familiar with the methods of recruitment used by exploiters and how cohesion is often used as a form of … Continue reading The Three W’s of Sexual Exploitation – The Who, The Why, and The Way

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Enhancing Outreach Communication with Text Messaging: Using Digital Technology to Reach Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking

1:00 PM  -  2:30 PM

Since 2012, the MARS Lab in the Faculty of Extension at the University of Alberta has been involved in a community­university research collaboration with Edmonton’s Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE), Chrysalis, and Edmonton Police Service to explore and experiment with techniques and strategies for enhancing outreach communication and awareness­building efforts with digital technologies. … Continue reading Enhancing Outreach Communication with Text Messaging: Using Digital Technology to Reach Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking

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The Real “Trick” of Sexual Exploitation – Engaging Youth in Treatment

2:45 PM  -  4:15 PM

This workshop (Part 2) will focus on knowing how to identify and engage children who are victims of sexual exploitation and commercial sexual exploitation. Additionally the workshop will explore effective service delivery in a confined residential program as it relates to therapeutic engagement, trauma informed care, and the transition youth can make from victim, to … Continue reading The Real “Trick” of Sexual Exploitation – Engaging Youth in Treatment

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It’s Happening Here: Human Trafficking in Canada and Alberta

2:45 PM  -  4:15 PM

This session will focus on; what is human trafficking (the exploitation of men, women and children for sex and labour), what are possible indicators of human trafficking, how does someone potentially become a victim of human trafficking, what are some of the barriers to assisting victims and how does ACT assist identified victims of human … Continue reading It’s Happening Here: Human Trafficking in Canada and Alberta

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W: at MRU – Resistance. Resilience. Recovery. The Role of Consultation and Allies

2:45 PM  -  4:15 PM

In 2016, 30 BBA – Marketing students at Mount Royal designed an impact campaign focused on the exploitation, half the class studying and designing experiences reflective of Canada’s Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women, the other a study of Human Trafficking. Learn how the campaign took shape, stakeholder engagement, experience design for impact, and project outcomes.

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Wine and Cheese Reception

4:15 PM  -  6:30 PM

Join us as we wrap up the conference with wine and cheese. Please bring cash.

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