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June 22, 2015 - Day 1


June 22, Monday – Day 1 – TCU Place

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7:30 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast

8:20 a.m.  Welcome:

  • All-Tribes Singers
  • Elder Ruth Cameron & Elder Tim Eashappie
  • David Arnot, Chief Commissioner SHRC, President CASHRA
  • Honourable Gordon S. Wyant, Q.C., Minister of Justice and Attorney General

9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker – Senator Lillian Dyck

Topic: Canada’s Missing, Murdered, and Harmed Aboriginal Women and Children

The Honourable Dr. Lillian Eva Quan Dyck, member of the Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan.

10:15 a.m. Health Break and Networking

10:30 a.m. Plenary Panel Discussion

Topic: The Human Rights Environmental Scan

Moderator: Brenda Rorke, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission

Panelists:

  • Jacques Frémont, La Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, Quebec
  • Tracey Williams, Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission
  • Don Smallwood, Alberta Human Rights Commission
  • Shaheen Azmi, Ontario Human Rights Commission

11:45 a.m. Break and preparation for working lunch

12:00 p.m. Lunch Keynote Speaker, Elliot Paus Jenssen

Topic:  Aging, Ageism, and Ability

Elliot Paus Jenssen is past President of the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) Board of Directors and a member of several SCOA committees.  She is actively involved with SCOA’s Age Friendly Saskatoon project and is a member of the Board of the Canadian Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse.

1:30 p.m. Plenary Panel Discussion

Topic: Appropriate Case Resolution, Preserving Rights, and the Mediation Model

Moderator:  Jocelyn Putland-Wiebe, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission

Panelists:

  • Professor Michaela Keet, University of Saskatchewan
  • Glen Gardner, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Justice, Saskatchewan
  • Julian Bodnar, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission Presentation (EN)

3:00 p.m.  Health break and Networking

3:30 p.m. Plenary Panel Discussion

Topic: Legal Issues Update

Moderator: Scott Newell, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission

Panelists:

  • Barbara Mysko, Ministry of Justice, Saskatchewan
  • Stephanie Fournier, La Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, Quebec Presentation (EN)
  • Patrick K. O'Rourke, Canadian Human Rights Commission Presentation (EN) Presentation (FR)

5:00 p.m.  Day 1 Closes