Conference Agenda 2017



Wednesday, June 21, 2017

3:00pm to 7:00pm Registration (Campania Room)
4:00pm to 5:00pm LEOSH Committee Meeting & Annual General Meeting (Campania Room)
6:00pm to 9:00pm Welcome Reception (Campania Room)

Thursday, June 22, 2017

7:30am to 8:30am Registration (Umbria Room)
7:30am to 8:30am Breakfast (Umbria Room)
8:30am to 9:00am Conference Opening and Welcoming Remarks

  • Alissa Sullivan, LEOSH Conference Chair
  • Deputy Chief Dean Rae, Regina Police Service
  • Sgt. Casey Ward, President of both the Regina Police Association & Saskatchewan Federation of Police
  • Sgt. Kelley Berting, Regina Police Service, Conference Master of Ceremony
9:00am to 10:00am Chaylene Wilkins, RCMP
Fentanyl PresentationDiscussion around what the RCMP has seen with regards to exhibits containing fentanyl and fentanyl analogues including some short case studies.  Further discussion will occur around what the RCMP has done with regards to protecting staff when dealing with handling and processing of exhibits, protecting frontline members, naloxone deployment and destruction of fentanyl exhibits and contaminated clothing/PPE.
10:00am to 10:30am Morning Coffee Break
10:30am to 12:00pm National Roundtable

A representative from each organization in attendance at the conference will discuss any new health and safety initiatives their organization is currently undertaking. The National Roundtable will be led by our Master of Ceremony.

12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch (Umbria Room)
1:00pm to 2:30pm Sgt. Glen Klose & Sgt. Colleen Mooney, Edmonton Police Service
Edmonton Police Service Re-Integration Program

Discussion around the creation and implementation of the Edmonton Police Service Re-Integration Program. This program is responsible for working with members in three areas which include: post-shooting (short-term) program, PTSD (long-term) program, and the return to work of members who have had suicidal ideations or suicide attempts. We will also discuss the work that has been done with the Alberta WCB related to the presumptive legislation and claims for our employees.

2:30pm to 3:00pm Afternoon Coffee Break
3:00pm to 4:30pm Dr. Nick Carleton, University of Regina

During the session I will be presenting results from the Regina Police Service R2MR outcomes research, the national survey, "Assessing Operational Stress Injuries and Symptoms for Canadian First Responders and other Public Safety Personnel", contemporary research efforts in support of police officer mental health and safety, as well as the recent development efforts for the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT).

7:00pm Conference Fun Night:  Cabaret (Band to start at 8:00 pm)

Friday, June 23, 2017

7:30am to 8:30am Breakfast (Umbria Room)
8:30am to 10:00am Brian Willis

Overall health and safety in the law enforcement profession comes down to one thing - Decision Making. Life’s Most Powerful Question is a simple, but powerful decision making tool, which can be applied to all aspects of health and safety in the law enforcement profession. The presentation will address the importance of organizational culture and creating a culture of health and safety utilizing Life's Most Powerful Question as a guiding question and foundation.

10:00am to 10:30am Morning Coffee Break
10:30am to 12:00pm Brian Willis (Continued)
12:00pm to 1:00pm Lunch  (Umbria Room)
1:00pm to 2:30pm Anna Laszlo
Fair and Impartial Policing: Health & Safety
2:30pm to 3:00pm Afternoon Break
3:00pm to 4:00pm Daren McPherson

This presentation will cover various components of a conventional Respiratory Protection Program (e.g. respirator fit testing, hazard identification, risk assessment) alongside some industry-specific challenges we encounter in police workplaces. As well, some painful lessons learned at the Ottawa Police Service will be shared with some stories from the front line about working with different respiratory hazards. Thoughts will also be provided on how we, as an industry, can make positive strides toward optimizing our respiratory protection programs in the future.

4:00pm to 4:15pm Closing Remarks