If you're in the British Columbia area in early December I want to encourage you to attend the Canadian Association for Victim Assistance inaugural conference in Richmond. I've been working on this conference along with a number of other dedicated and talent people for the past year and I really think it's going to be good. You can get the details by visiting www.infocava.ca , but for now I'd like to tell you about some of the scheduled presentations:
Keynote Speakers include Maggie de Vries and Ernie Crey who will speak on the B.C. missing women, Catherine Bereron from the December 6 Foundation and Dr. Irvin Waller, Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa.
Also there are some great victims presentations including Judith Peterson, Holly Desimone and Pierre-Hugh Boisvenu who will speak on grassroots advocacy; Mariam Majedi who will present on mass casualties and the Air India disaster; Myself, Jean Cusworth and Kathy King will talk about cold cases; and there's a special media panel that will address how the press treat victims issues that promises to be spicy.
So, if you're in the area in December and have nothing to do, you might want to check us out.
Because it just wouldn't be the holidays without hanging around a bunch of depressing, opinionated malcontents.