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2021 Change for Animals Conference - Agenda 

Join us for two days of engaging sessions and inspiring speakers!
 
 

Pre-Conference Workshop - Thursday, May 6th, 2021

The TEN Skills of the Service SUPERHERO
Louie Gravance, Former Disney Institute Facilitator, Actor, Comedian. Focused on Creating the Happiest Workplace on Earth

 

9:00 AM 

    

 Welcome and Introduction

9:00 AM

 

 Presentation: Service is a Superpower

9:50 AM

 

 Coffee and Stretch Break

9:55 AM

 

 Fireside Chat: Q&A with Louie Gravance

10:30 AM

 

 Coffee and Stretch Break

10:45 AM

 

 Workshop

12:00 PM

 

 Wrap-up




Change for Animals Conference

Day 1 - Wednesday, May 12, 2021 

9:00 AM      

    

Networking

10:00 AM 

 

Welcome Message

10:20 AM

 

KEYNOTE - DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND EQUITY

Diversity: The Secret Power Behind High Performing Teams
Anthony McLean

11:20 AM

 

Networking Break

11:30 AM

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1: Indigenous Inclusion | Building an Inclusive Culture
Gabrielle Scrimshaw Sagalov

Track 2:  Real Social Justice: Reconciliation through Community Run Organizations
James Evans

Track 3: Diversity & Inclusion: Getting Started
Anne-Marie Pham, MPA, SHRM-SCP

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

 

Lunch Break & Networking

12:30 PM - 1:10 PM   Round Tables

1:15 PM 

 

KEYNOTE - ANIMALS IN SOCIETY

Animal Rights in a Human World
The Honourable Murray Sinclair OM, IPC, PhD (Hon) DCL (Hon)

2:15 PM 

 

Networking Break 

2:30 PM

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1: One Welfare and Self-Care: Global Perspectives and Personal Practices
Bonita Eloise Ford, M.A., B.Sc.

Track 2: There is no such thing as animal rights...yet
Lesli Bisgould

Tract 3:  Exploring Our Relationship to Animals through K-12 Education
Mike Farley, Middle and High School Geography Teacher, University of Toronto Schools & Nandita Bajaj, Administrator, University of Toronto Schools

3:15 PM  

Networking Break

3:30 PM

 

Sponsor & Learning Lab Networking 

4:30 PM

 

End of Day One Wrap-up

 


 

Day 2 - Thursday, May 13, 2021 

9:00 AM      

    

Networking

10:00 AM 

 

KEYNOTE: LEADING FOR CHANGE

Leading Through Crisis: Insights from the Non-Profit Animal Wellness Sector

Host:

  • Kevin MacKenzie, Senior Manager – Leadership Giving, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

Panelists: 

  • Shawn Morey, Executive Director, Peterborough Humane Society
  • Magdalena Smrdelj DVM DACVPM, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society, Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
  • Sonya Reichel, Executive Director, Georgian Triangle Humane Society
  • Stephanie Miller, CFRE, Senior Director, Community and Donor Development, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

11:00 AM

 

Networking Break

11:15 AM

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Track 1: Preparing for the Future: Developing a Partnership Strategy
Enette Pauzé, PhD, FEA, CEO, Level 8 Leadership Institute

Track 2: Safe to Soar: The Secret Ingredient to Fulfilled, High Performing Teams
Josh Vaisman, CCFP, MAPPCP, CoFounder and Lead Consultant, Flourish Veterinary Consulting

Track 3: It’s time to pivot; is your brand ready?
Alison Cross, Senior Director, Marketing & Communication, Ontario SPCA and Humane Society

12:00 PM

 

Lunch Break & Networking

12:45 PM 

 

Sponsor & Learning Lab Networking

1:45 PM

 

Networking Break

2:00 PM 

 

KEYNOTE - INNOVATING FOR CHANGE

Uncharitable: The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong, a Fireside Chat
Dan Pallotta, Activist, Humanitarian, Author, and Builder of Movements

3:00 PM

 

Networking Break

3:15 PM

 

Track 1: Future Trends in Volunteerism
Faiza Venzant, CVA  Executive Director, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration   

Track 2: Virtual Philanthropy: Optimizing Your Fundraising in a Post-COVID World
Tim Kachuriak, Founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer, NextAfter

Track 3:  The Evolution of Virtual Veterinary Care in Canada - where are we, where are we headed, and what does it all mean?
Dr. Sharon Quinn, veterinarian & practice owner, Chief Medical Officer (Smart.Vet) and Co-founder of the Canadian Veterinary Virtual Care Association (CVVCA)

4:00 PM 

 

Change for Animals Wrap-up 





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