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2021 StanHOPE: For The Future

September 29 - 30, 2021

Virtual Stanhope Conference 

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Welcome & Opening Remarks (10:45AM - 11:00AM EDT)

Chief Kimberly Greenwood, Barrie Police Service & Sandy Sweet, CPKN

Breakout Session: Setting the Stage for StanHOPE (11:00AM - 11:25AM EDT)

Presenters: Krystine Richards, CPKN & Dave Tutte, Halton Regional Police, CPKN's National Advisory Committee

Panel: Community Input and Engagement in Determining Competencies (11:30AM - 12:50PM EDT)

The need to actively engage with communities to collectively set the expectations for police officers has never been more prominent than it is in today’s global climate. 

Competencies focus on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that police should have.  The concept of cultural safety, however, shifts the focus from competencies, or what is possessed by the police, to the experience of the community members with whom the police are interacting.  A cultural safety approach considers power differentials, cultural differences, and encourages reflection and relationship building.  Understanding and embracing a cultural safety perspective is a prerequisite to creating a trusting social environment where all members of our respective community’s trust that policing (along with partner agencies) is truly concerned about their individual and collective well-being. 

Presenters: Chief Nishan Duraiappah, Peel Regional Police; Chief Jim MacSween, York Regional Police; Supt. Isobel Granger, Ottawa Police Service; Director Norm Leech, Executive Vancouver Aboriginal Community Policing Centre

Panel: Equity Diversity and Inclusion in Police Training (1:00PM - 2:20PM EDT)

Public trust is imperative for effective policing.  Key to developing public trust is engaging community partners in an inclusive environment that recognizes and supports their unique needs and perspectives.  In this session, panel members will discuss the importance of collaborating with community partners during police training development. 

Panelists: Chief Del Manak, Victoria Police Department; Jackie Edwards, Association of Black Law Enforcement; Professor Gerard Etienne

Moderator: Geneviève Tremblay, RCMP, CPKN's National Advisory Committee

Panel: New Technology in Training: Avatar-Based Training Environment (2:30 - 3:15PM EDT)

With the pandemic, organizations are looking at ways to keep their employees and learners connected and engaged. Platforms like Zoom, Webex and MS Teams have become the default collaboration and training platform for many of them. Although this video-based technology has greatly benefitted law enforcement organizations this past year, there are other technological options that can support more effective collaboration and training in certain cases, such as avatar-based virtual environments. Public Safety Canada and Canadian Border Services Agency will present this technology and describe how it is currently used.

Delegates who are interested will also have an opportunity to try this technology in an additional live demo session.

Speakers: Simon Paré, Public Safety Canada; Steven Durocher, Canadian Border Services Agency

Panel: MMIWG Inquiry & Calls for Justice: The OPP's Actions for Truth and Reconciliation (3:30PM - 4:30PM EDT)

The MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls) National Inquiry produced 231 Calls for Justice.  This session will present on the work done to date by the OPP, steps moving forward and the importance of consultation with Indigenous community and service providers. It will also highlight the implications of this important body of work for all police services. 

Panelists: Supt. Carole Matthews, Ontario Provincial Police; S.Sgt Brooke McRoberts, Ontario Provincial Police

Moderator: Supt. Sue Decock, Ontario Provincial Police, CPKN's National Advisory Committee

Day 1 Wrap-Up (4:30PM - 4:35PM EDT)

Optional: Experience the Avatar-Based Training Environment (4:45PM - 5:30PM EDT)

An optional presentation on the use of this technology, those who are interested will have an opportunity to join a live session in order to get a better understanding of the technology.

Speakers: Simon Paré, Public Safety Canada; Robert-François Demers, Simleader Inc.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Welcome & Keynote Address: Reflection on Truth and Reconciliation (10:45AM - 12:00PM EDT)

Kevin Lamoureux is a Faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well known public speaker. He has served as Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, and as Scholar in Residence for several school divisions.
He is an award winning scholar with an impressive publication and research grant record, and has consulted for governments, organizations and institutions across Canada. His most recent book contribution, for Ensouling Our Schools with Dr. Jennifer Katz, is being used by educators across Canada working to create inclusive spaces for all students. He has been seen on TV, in documentaries, in print, and in the media. More than anything, Lamoureux is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.

Speaker: Kevin Lamoureux, University of Winnipeg

Panel: Police Reform, Police Standards, and the Impact on Training (12:00PM - 1:15PM EDT)

The session will be a panel discussion on police reform, police standards and the changes happening to police services act, and how this impacts training. As well as examples of innovative approaches by first responders, communities, and government. It will consist of police leaders and policy makers so we can learn from the perspective of the policy decisions and then how those get implemented in a police service and what it means to training, HR, and recruitment.

Panelist: Chief Dale McFee, Edmonton Police Service; Directeur Fady Dagher, Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil, Québec; Wayne Rideout, Assistant Deputy Minister and Director of Police Services, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General (BC); Richard Stubbings, Public Safety Division, Ministry of the Solicitor General (Ont)

Panel: Getting the Most out of Your LMS and eLearning Courses (1:30PM - 2:45PM EDT)

This session is designed to showcase the new features and tools that CPKN has created to make managing your LMS easier. You will also experience how other services are utilizing CPKN in different ways to offer blended learning, manage learning resources, and manage student cohorts expanding the use of CPKN.  And finally you will get to meet your new LMS with a overview of the new features and look of the Ilias 6 upgrade. This session will be very technical in nature.

Panelists: Sean Obrien, Toronto Police Service; Joe Countryman, York Regional Police; Jason Siu, York Regional Police, Evan Jackson, CPKN; Roman Barba, ENPQ

Presentation of Darren Smith Award (3:00PM - 3:15PM EDT)

Presenter: Sandy Sweet, CPKN

Breakout: Where Do We Go From Here? (3:15PM - 4:00PM)

Led by the various CPKN subcommittees members to discuss key initiatives for the year to come.