Moving Forward Safer Future Conference Set for Winnipeg

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Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) will be hosting the “Moving Forward Safer Future Conference – An inclusive dialogue among police, policy makers and Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples.” An estimated 200 delegates will gather in Winnipeg, Manitoba, May 31 – June 1, 2016 at the Fairmont Winnipeg.

The goals of the conference are to:

  • achieve a more collective understanding of the historical, recent and current circumstances that continue to place a disproportionate number of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples amid multiple and composite risk factors that severely jeopardize individual, family and community safety and well-being.
  • create a renewed atmosphere of cooperation, collaboration and mutual respect between and among Canada’s Aboriginal Peoples, police, policy-makers, and the public services system.
  • identify and accelerate the mobilization of collective, evidence-informed strategies to reduce risk, increase protective factors, and restore social equity for Aboriginal People in the context of the diverse communities and environments in which they live.

The following provides a schedule of media events associated with this conference.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016:

  • Opening Prayer and Opening Remarks – 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. (CDT) – CACP President Chief Clive Weighill – Fairmont Winnipeg – West/Midway Ballroom, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB
  • Media Availability  – 9:30 a.m (CDT) – CACP President Chief Clive Weighill (Outside Ballroom)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016:

  • Media Conference – 2:45 p.m. (CDT)  – Conference Representatives – Fairmont Winnipeg – York Room, 2 Lombard Place, Winnipeg, MB
  • Chief Clive Weighill, C.O.M., Saskatoon Police Service, President, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Deputy Chief Danny Smyth, Winnipeg Police Service
  • Assistant Commissioner Kevin Brosseau, O.O.M., “D” Division, Royal Canadian Mounted  Police

Subject to availability:

  • National Chief Perry Bellegarde, Assembly of First Nations
  • Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
  • Grand Chief Sheila North Wilson, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak
  • Mr. David Chartrand, President, Manitoba Metis Federation
  • Media Release to follow (posted at )

The conference agenda and list of speakers can be found at:

Conference video:  Click here

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