Past Speaking Engagements


“Investigating Hate Crims in Canada”– Speakers included Mr. François Godin, the criminal prosecutor of the Québec office of the director of criminal and penal prosecutions, chief superintendent Claude Castonguay, criminal operations officer with the Quebec RCMP, Mr. Thomas Jacques, criminal and penal prosecutor in the Québec office of the director of criminal and penal prosecutions, Mr. Michael Zekulin, lecturer in the school of politics and international relations at the Australian national university in Canberra, corporal Anthony Statham, bc hate crime team, constable Gareth Blount, BC Hate Crime Team


“Challenges of modern-day policing”– Speakers included Mrs. Angela Workman-Stark, associate professor of organizational behavior at Athabasca University in Alberta and a retired chief superintendent of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Mr. Mark Towhey, former chief of staff of Rob Ford’s mayoral campaign, Mr. Kyle Friesen, legal advisor to the RCMP deputy commissioner for British Columbia (“E” division) and all RCMP personnel, Cst. Nader Kahlil and Mr. Sam Jaroudi from the RCMP E Div inset, Ms. Velvet Steele, activist crusading for the human rights trans folk and those of sex workers, Dr. Aaron Devor, holds the world’s only research chair in transgender studies


“Smile you’re on Camera – Combating Public Perception of Police Through Social Media” – Speakers included Sgt. Clive Milligan, Vancouver Police department expert in training; Jesse Miller, International public speaker; Dr. Christopher J. Schneider, Professor at Brandon University; John Daly, Global BC new reported; Mohamed Fadel Fahmy, renowned journalist and founder of Free Press.


“Radicalization of Terrorists” – Speakers included Dr. Martin Bouchard, Professor of Criminology at SFU and Director of International Cyber Crime Research Centre; Dr. Lorne Dawson, Chair of Department of Sociology, Legal and Religious Studies at University of Waterloo; Mubin Shaikh, extremist turned undercover operative; Insp. Steve Corcoran, Operations Officer for INSET; Dr. Rick Parent, Criminologist and veteran of Delta PD.


“The Psychopathy of an Active Shooter: Profiling, Predicting, Preventing, Responding… Dedicated to all victims, survivors and responders” – Speakers included Mr. Frank DeAngelis, Principal Columbine High School; Mr. John-Michael Keyes, Executive Director, The “I Love u Guys” Foundation; Sgt. A.J. DeAndrea, Arvada (CO) Police Department Jeffco Regional SWAT (Retired); J. Kevin Cameron, M.Sc., R.S.W.


“Dirty Promises/Honourable Lies: The Courage to Cross the Line” – Speakers included Ms. Kathryn Bolkovac, former Nebraska Police Investigator “The Whistleblower: Sex Trafficking, Military Contractors, and One Woman’s Fight for Justice”; Staff Sergeant Chris Scott, Kingston Police Department Lead Investigator: Shafia Homicides; RCMP Constables Lepa Jankovic & Husam Farah with Lead Crown Prosecutor, Canada’s largest known human trafficking ring unraveled.


“Countering Extreme Subcultures: Policing in a Modern World” – Speakers included Mr. George Akkelquist (Islamic Extremism); Det/Cst. Bradd Williams (OPP: Sovereign Citizens / The World Freeman Society; Cst. Doug Spencer (Transit Police Service, Youth Gangs – Recruitment; Michelle Cameron – RCMP Analysts – Aboriginal Extremist Groups; Mr. Robert Podesta, CSC Pacific Region – INTEL Prison Extremists.


“Sex, Drugs, and Schizophrenia” – Speakers included Mr. Joe Roberts (The “Skid Row” CEO), Mr. Don Adam, RCMP Insp. (Ret), Lead investigator on the Robert Pickton Case; Dr. William MacEwan, Schizophrenia Physician; Cst. Ronda Rempel, RCMP, Mental Health Trainer; Sgt. Mark Steinkampf and Sgt. Toby Hinton, The Odd Squad, VPD.


There was no forum this year; instead the committee held a strategic planning session to further improve the network.


“Circle of Understanding: Aboriginal People and The Police”, a two day Forum providing delegates with good tools to use in their communities to address Diversity issues.


“Tools for Tolerance addressing the issues of Hate Crimes” – Speakers from The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.


“Youth and Boundaries” which will include three topical presentations: Youth Mob Murder; Youth Gang Violence & Recruitment; and Integrated Child Exploitation (ICE).


“Think Globally, Police Locally” – Speakers included Dr. Linda Duxbury, back by popular demand, speaking on Gender Differences and Lt. General Romeo Dallaire speaking on Ethnic Differences.


“Think Globally, Police Locally” in a new direction, Generational Differences – Speakers Cpl. Sean McGowan, B.C. Hate Crimes Team; Dr. Curt Griffiths, S.F.U.; Sgt. Robert Lewis, San Diego Police Dept.; and Dr. Linda Duxbury, Carlton University.


“Think Globally, Police Locally” – Speakers Col. Dot Cooper of the Canadian Forces; Commissioner Gwen Boniface, of Ontario; Deputy Commissioner Bev Busson of the RCMP “E” Division; and Lt. Dave Chong of the NYPD and a survivor of the “911″ terrorist attack on the World Trade Towers.


“Diversity in Law Enforcement” – Speakers Insp. Ted Upshaw, RCMP’s first black Inspector; and Dr. Stephen Hennessy of the Phoenix Arizona Police Department.


“Today & Tomorrow” – Speaker Willie Williams, former Chief of Los Angeles P