Canadian Violence Link Conference

November 13, 2019

Humane Canada is hosting an upcoming conference in Toronto on November 20 – 22, 2019. Registration is open with a variety of ticketing options including: A Three-day all-inclusive conference pass which grant access to all events, but please note, to attend the Animal Cruelty Prosecution Pre-Conference, you must apply directly to as this event is not open to the public. The two-day conference pass grands toy access to the Link-Up Social on the evening of November 20 and all conference sessions on November 21 & 22. A one-day pass to the Enforcement Day Pre-Conference or Animal Cruelty Prosecution Pre-Conference grants you access to these events only and does not include the Link-Up Social. For any questions related to the conference, please contact before November 13, 2019 or Register Online.


Upcoming OWLE Training Day Event

October 18, 2019

The Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) are hosting Connect, a Training Day Event on Thursday November 14, 2019. For more information and to register visit the OWLE website.  


Update to Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation Course

October 14, 2019

Updates to the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course In August of 2018, the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course was launched and made available to all police services across Canada. Since then, the federal Cannabis Act as well as provincial/territorial cannabis legislation have been finalized and implemented. Over the last several months, we have gained a better understanding of the legislation and have updated the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course to reflect this new information. You are receiving this email because you have successfully completed the Introduction to the Cannabis Legislation course and we want to provide you with two (2) significant updates: Clarification on seizing the excess or all – if you intend to lay a charge for possessing more than 30 grams of dried cannabis or the equivalent amount in a public place, or in any case where quantity is an issue, you should seize the entire amount of cannabis. The best evidence for court is the entire amount, which should be appropriately labelled, weighed and photographed. Reporting requirements – seizures of cannabis made under the Cannabis Act…


The LMS is getting a new server!

October 10, 2019

On Saturday October 12, 2019 we will be migrating the LMS to a new server.  The new server will improve LMS speed and provide a more rigid backup schedule. You can expect up to 30 minutes of downtime on the LMS on Saturday between 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.


F. Darren Smith Award 2019

October 9, 2019

The recipient of the 2019 F. Darren Smith Award is Marc Desaulniers, Director of Curriculum and Knowledge Development, École nationale de police du Québec (ENPQ) where he has worked since 2001. His directorate includes the Knowledge and Expertise Centre, the Pedagogical Expertise and Curriculum Development Centre, and the Research and Strategic Development Centre whose research projects pursue the following objectives: improving police training, consolidating and contributing to the emergence of best police practices as well as supporting the ENPQ strategic development. Marc is highly respected by his colleagues and is recognized for his collaborative efforts in the police community and his innovative problem- solving skills.  “Marc is a solutions-oriented manager and is a key player in the vision of the Academy’s digital campus. His strategic thinking allows for ENPQ to effectively implement new training and forge relationships in the community,” said Yves Guay, Director General, ENPQ. Marc was instrumental in the design of cannabis training following the legalization of cannabis and worked collaboratively with national partners to ensure information and knowledge were shared. Marc is…


Updated Version of Police Ethics and Accountability

October 7, 2019

There is an updated version of the course Police Ethics and Accountability in the CPKN catalogue. This course was updated as a part of our catalogue review and the updates include: format change from Flash to HTML5; update to image; update to resources; and, new information and references to police ethics.  


CPKN Fall Newsletter 2019

September 24, 2019

CPKN has released its Fall 2019 newsletter. Read more about recent projects and activities and recent courses releases by visiting the newsletter online If you would like to be on our mailing list, simply fill in the newsletter sign-up from on the footer of our website!    


CPKN & JCSWB Partnership

September 22, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN) and the Journal of Community Safety and Well-being (JCSWB) are partnering in our efforts to increase awareness for our respective activities to each of our online communities. The purpose of the exchange is to highlight relevant information to the shared communities of police, researchers and stakeholders, alike. CPKN and the journal staff at SG Publishing have worked together in developing an exciting schedule of tweets, newsletters, banner ads and announcements!  We hope you find this information beneficial and interesting. Our shared goal is to expand the reach of the JCSWB to the CPKN audience, encouraging submissions and readership engagement, while also highlighting the courses and activities of CPKN to our journal’s readership. It just makes sense! Journal Backgrounder: The Journal of CSWB is the flagship publication of the Community Safety Knowledge Alliance (CSKA), a Canada based consortium of public, private and academic interests which aims to advance the knowledge, social science and evidence base in support of multi-sector approaches to building stronger and…


Learning & Innovation

September 22, 2019

Meet Toni Mills and Shianne MacDonald, two of CPKN’s Instructional Designers. They travelled to Toronto in July to attend the Canadian eLearning Conference and had a valuable networking and learning experience. Sessions attended focused on: Game thinking in L&D – using game elements, concepts, and techniques to improve learner engagement Storytelling techniques in videos Needs assessment and needs analysis – getting better at understanding needs and purpose to find the best solutions Challenges in L&D Scope planning in eLearning projects Toni answered some questions about the conference for us below. What was the biggest benefit to you in attending this conference? It was reassuring to recognize approaches and challenges shared by others in Learning and Design (L&D), regardless of their sector, skills, or focus. It was also encouraging to see enthusiasm and optimism regarding what is happening in eLearning today and where it is headed. Were there particular trends or changes in eLearning discussed that stand-out? Learner-focused design recognizes that if learners are not actively engaged, learning outcomes are not likely to be met. This…


Leadership Research Report Released

July 31, 2019

In the Spring of 2019, CPKN initiated a research project on leadership training in the Canadian police community.  The purpose of this research and report is to provide an inventory of available leadership training being used across the country by frontline officers, supervisors and executive officers as well as insight into the competencies covered by these offerings. Led by Michelle Patterson, PhD, a survey targeted to police services was created and sent to 136 organizations asking questions to identify: leadership course titles delivery method training provider cost level of leadership targeted. Further questions were asked about which leadership competencies were addressed, or not, by the training. Respondents were asked to identify gaps in leadership training and which level of leadership is most in need of additional training. Responses were received represent 80% of the sworn population in Canada.   The results of this survey demonstrate a patch-work design of police leadership courses. There are numerous courses, but there appears to be no standardized course list for leadership development used consistently across provinces or nationally. Thank you…