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Public Proceedings

Webcast Rural Community Safety and Policing

June 30, 2022 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Primary site location:

Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Grafton Street entrance

We will update this page and our calendar as more details become available.

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To listen to live audio from the proceedings, call 1-877-385-4099 (toll-free) and enter code 1742076, followed by the # sign.

Webcast


Agenda

  • Roundtable: Needs of First Responders After Mass Casualty Incidents
    • Dr. Arija Birze, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Better Health, Trillium Health Partners
    • Ms. Robin Campbell, PhD Candidate at Dalhousie University with research focused on the mental health of volunteer firefighters in rural Nova Scotia.
    • Dr. Julie MacMillan-Devlin, former Program Evaluation Officer of the Operational Stress Injury Clinic in Fredericton, New Brunswick and manager of Psychological Services with the Ontario Provincial Police.
    • Ms. Mary Fetchet, President and Executive Director, Voices Center for Resilience
    • Dr. Alexandra Heber, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University
    • Dr. Megan McElheran, CEO & Chief Clinical Psychologist, Wayfound Mental Health Group.
    • Dr. Deborah Norris, Professor, Department of Family Studies and Gerontology at Mount Saint Vincent University.
  • Roundtable: Rural Communities, Policing and Crime
    • Dr. Karen Foster, Associate Professor of Sociology in the Department Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University
    • Dr. Jane McMillan, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, St. Francis Xavier University
    • Dr. Anna Souhami, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Head of Criminology at the School of Law, University of Edinburgh
    • Dr. Rose Ricciardelli, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Memorial University and an Associate Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment.
    • Professor Rick Ruddell, Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair in Police Studies, University of Regina
    • Dr. Signa Daum Shanks, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa

Note

  • Foundational Documents will be posted to our website as they are entered into evidence during the proceedings.
  • The Commission will work to have source material posted within two business days of marking it as an exhibit during proceedings although in rare instances there may be further delays.
  • If links within the Foundational Document are taking you to a page that states “Page not found or document unavailable,” it means they are not yet posted to the website.
  • All timing, agendas, format and schedules are subject to change and will be updated here as required.

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