Events

Building Hope: CHSS Conference 2018

Join us this fall as we connect families of homicide victims with Calgary’s first responders in a conference
aiming to bridge gaps in the justice system and provide hope and healing for those in the aftermath.

Event Details
Saturday, October 27, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 1L4
Family Members: $25
First Responders/Victim Support: $50
Breakfast and lunch included in the ticket price.

Note for travellers: Rooms at the Clarion Hotel will be a special rate of $109.00 (CAD) per night, plus tax. Please inform the hotel that you are attending the Calgary Homicide Support Society conference when booking. For reservations, please call (403) 291-4666.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Patricia Hung

Patricia Hung is a retired police officer, certified life coach, author and speaker.

After the homicide of her 14 year old daughter, Patricia shifted her focus to support victims of crime and retired as the Victim Witness Support Coordinator for the Toronto Police Service.

Patricia is the Chair of the Victim Advisory Committee for Correctional Services Canada and the Parole Board of Canada for Ontario and Nunavut. Patricia works part time for Victim Services Toronto, and volunteers for numerous organizations across Canada.

Her work has been published in Canadian Family Magazine. She is the author of Seven Helpful Ways to Support Those Who Grieve and is a contributing Author in the best-selling book series Adventures in Manifesting.

 

Breakout Session

Helping Yourself and Others Through the Grieving Process
The one thing about a personal tragic event is that it’s not experienced alone. The
ripples reach far beyond what we expect and that means managing not only our
own grief, but also that of others.

Patricia will share ways to support other people who are grieving and ways to build
resiliency to face our own grief and move forward.

Session Speakers

Detective Lane Douglas-Hunt, Victoria Police Department
Topic: Personal journey through PTSD

Nadine Gariepy-Fisk, Hospice Calgary
Topic: Dealing with children after a homicide

Dr. Scott McLean, CHSS Support Group Facilitator
Topic: Prolonged Bereavement

Dr. Cynthia Baxter
Forensic Assessment of Criminal Offender

Alan Edwards and Jennifer Haslett
Restorative Justice Alberta

Cyndi Sparvier
Acting Assistant Warden of Intervention – Drumheller Institution

Matt Demarino
Homicide Detective, Calgary Police Department

Don MacLeod
Calgary Defense Attorney

Bob Wilke, I Got Mind Inc.
Topic: Overcoming personal trauma

Jenifer Gardener
Topic: Traumatic grief—pathways forward