Join us in-person for 2 days of discussion as we bring together chiefs of police, in-house counsel, and a wide-variety of government and civilian agencies to delve into new legislation and precedent-setting case law, to determine the highest of police standards.

Featured Speakers
Speaker Name

Surinder S. Aujla

General Counsel
Public Prosecution Service of Canada

Speaker Name

R. Kyle Friesen

General Counsel, Legal Services
Surrey Police Service

Speaker Name

Suelyn Knight

Executive National Advisor for Race Based Data Collection
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Speaker Name

Bryan Larkin

Chief of Police
Waterloo Regional Police Service
President
Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police

Speaker Name

Dave Merkel

Staff Sergeant, Professional Standards Unit
Ottawa Police Service

THIS YEAR’S HIGHLIGHTS
  • How to Conduct Internal Harassment Investigations of Sworn Officers and Civilian Police Staff: Reconciling Occupational Health and Safety Act and Police Services Act Requirements
  • The New Role of Civilian Police Services in Investigating and Prosecuting Sexual Offenses by Military Police
  • Ensuring Officers Safety amid High-Risk Pandemic-Related Calls for Service with a look at the Occupational Health and Safety Act: From Protests to Private Residential Searches and Seizures
  • Custody and Access Enforcement: Apprehending Children Under Sec 36 of the Children’s Law Reform Act and other Family Law Matters
  • Maintaining Informant Confidentiality and Solicitor Client Privilege
  • Demystifying Ontario’s New System for Handling Police Disciplinary Matters and Best Practices for Appearing before Ontario Civilian Police Commission
Who’s Attending
  • Police Commissioners, Chiefs, Superintendents, and their Counsel
  • Professional Standards Directors and Investigators
  • Executives of Police Associations and their Counsel
  • Senior Law Enforcement Officers
  • Police Discipline Adjudicators
  • Criminal Law Practitioners
  • Crown Attorneys
  • Members of the Plaintiff Bar
  • City Solicitors
  • Government Policy Drafters
ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE

Amid the most challenging time in Canadian policing, services are facing an onslaught of policy changes.

On the horizon are systemic changes to how police disciplinary matters are handled, how sexual offenses are investigated, as well as proposed changes to drug enforcement, the use of facial recognition, and cross-country reforms in response to the defund the police movement.

Amid these changes, sworn officers and civilian members continue to maintain high standards amid the COVID-19 pandemic which has resulted in increased calls for service for multiple social matters.

Join us for 2 critical days of discussion and networking as our expert speaker faculty delves into the most pressing challenges facing police services, police associations, police boards, peace officers, special constables, and their counsel.

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CPD ACCREDITATION

This 2-day conference program can be applied towards substantive and professional hours of annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as required by the Law Society of Ontario.

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PAST ATTENDING ORGANIZATIONS
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission
  • Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service
  • BC Civil Liberties Association
  • Blaney McMurtry LLP
  • Blood Tribe Police Service
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Burnaby RCMP
  • C3 Legal
  • Calgary Police Association
  • Calgary Police Service
  • Canadian Armed Forces
  • Canadian Forces Military Police Group
  • Canadian Forces National Defence
  • Cheadles LLP
  • City of Calgary
  • City of Summerside
  • City of Toronto
  • Civilian Review & Complaints Commission for the RCMP
  • Community Safety & Correctional Services
  • Company Name
  • Council of Canadian Academies
  • Cowichan Tribes
  • Cree Nation of Waskaganish
  • Department of Justice Canada
  • Department of National Defence
  • Durham Regional Police Service
  • Edmonton Police Commission
  • First Nation Land Management Resource Centre
  • Forget Smith Morel
  • Gowling WLG International
  • Greater Sudbury Police Service
  • Guelph Police Services Board
  • Halifax Regional Police
  • Halton Police Board
  • Halton Regional Police Service
  • Hamilton Police Association
  • Hamilton Police Service
  • Independent Investigations Office BC
  • Indigenous Justice Division
  • Justice Canada
  • Kahnawake Peacekeepers Police Services Board
  • Kingston Police Service
  • La Nation Crie de Mistissini
  • Lands Advisory Board and Resource Centre
  • Laurier University Special Constable Service
  • London Police Service
  • Manto Sipi Cree Nation
  • McMaster University
  • Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada
  • Ministry of Community Safety & Correctional Services
  • Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
  • Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
  • Native Women’s Association of Canada
  • New Brunswick Police Commission
  • Niagara Regional Police Service
  • Nishnawbe-Aski Police
  • North Bay Police Association
  • North Bay Police Service
  • Office of the Independent Police Review
  • Office of the Judge Advocate General
  • Ontario Police College
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • OPP Professional Standards Bureau
  • Ottawa Police Service
  • Peel Regional Police
  • Perley-Robertson Hill & McDougall LLP
  • Public Safety Canada
  • Rama Police Service
  • RBC Financial Group
  • RCMP
  • RCMP Crops Secretariat
  • RCMP D Division
  • RCMP External Review Committee
  • RCMP Legal Services
  • RCMP National Headquarters
  • RCMP North Vancouver
  • RCMP Surrey
  • Regina Police Service
  • Region of Durham
  • Regional Municipality of York
  • Roebothan Mckay Marshall
  • Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
  • Sarnia Police Service
  • Saskatchewan Police Commission
  • Security Intelligence Review Committee
  • ShotSpotter Inc
  • Siskinds LLP
  • Six Nations Police Service
  • South Simcoe Police
  • Swan Lake First Nation
  • The City of Windsor
  • Thunder Bay Police Service
  • Timmins Police Service
  • Tobique First Nation
  • Toronto Police Association
  • Toronto Police Service
  • Toronto Transit Commission
  • Tribunals Ontario
  • UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service
  • Vancouver Police Department
  • Walpole Island First Nation
  • Wemindji Police Force
  • West Vancouver Police
  • Western Economic Diversification
  • Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation
  • Winnipeg Police Board
  • Winnipeg Police Service
  • York Regional Police
WHAT OUR PAST ATTENDEES SAY
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Great experience overall. Appreciated the different points of view represented by the different speakers on such a variety of topics.

Lt.-Com. Lyse Markert, Canadian Forces National Defence
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Very well-organized conference. Good variety of topics and speakers, yet all relevant to our work.

Mathieu St. Germain, Legal Counsel, Calgary Police Service
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Very good, interesting and informative. Wonderful presenters.

Caroline Peters, Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission

In Person Conference Participation Requirements

For the protection and wellbeing of all event attendees, we have implemented a vaccination requirement for entry into the conference. All attendees and staff are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccination proof must be accompanied with a government-issued ID. Please check back frequently for updates.

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