October 26: AWANBC Conference 2019

Conference: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Networking Reception: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Keynote Speaker:
Kate Hurley, DVM UC Davis: “From One Sneeze to a Million Lives”

Guest Speakers:
Marc Peralta, Best Friends Animal Society: “Communities Unite”
Debbie Widolf, Author: “The Discarded Rabbit”
Inga Fricke, Humane Society of the United States: “Building Humane Communities”
Christine Robinson, Canadian Animal Assistance Team: “Pet Population Management Programs”
Joanne Caldwell, Spirit’s Mission: “Animal Wellness in Remote and Under-Served Communities”

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Continuing Education Credits Available

Please note: Continuing Education credits will be provided for the entire conference and training options to Registered Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians (1 credit per hour). Continuing Education credits will also be provided specifically for Claudia Richter’s training session from International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants and the Certified Council for Professional Dog Trainers.

October 27: AWANBC Training Sessions (choose one)

Training Session A: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
“Behaviour and Assessment for shelter and rescue workers” with Claudia Richter, DVM

This one-day seminar will provide shelter and rescue workers with tools on:
– Handling and assessment of shelter animals (cats, dogs and small mammals)
– Handling and care of fearful or feral animals
– Environmental enrichment for shelter and foster animals (cats, dogs, and small mammals)

Training Session B: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
“The Magnetic Workplace”

Perhaps you find you spend much of your days in crisis mode, dealing with trauma and toxicity. Others judge what you do and often question your choices. It’s a difficult and draining environment to work and volunteer in.

What you really want is to settle things down and be proactive in your role, organization, and community. You want to be able to do your job passionately. As well, you really do want to do meaningful, enjoyable and rewarding work – while making a difference for those you serve. To do that, you need to step into leadership and change the culture of your organization, team and community, regardless of your place, title or role.

In this interactive and fun session, you will discover:
– How to bring back the joy in what you do, so that you feel recharged and motivated
– How to positively impact the feel, vibe or mood of where you work or volunteer
– What it means to take a lead role in professionalizing your sector, and the motivation to do just that

Registration Options

Date AWANBC Members Non-AWANBC Members
October 26th $100 $125
October 27th (one of two training sessions) $100 $125
October 26th & 27th (one of two training sessions) $150 $200

Registration is now closed.


Conference Room Rates

When booking reserving rooms at the Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre, be sure to use the Booking ID 26929 to get the preferred rate quote.

Executive Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
405 North Road, Coquitlam BC

Reservations will be accepted at the rates below until September 25th, 2019 based on availability. Only the best available rates will be offered after this date. Individual reservations require a credit card to guarantee and must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to arrival to avoid a cancellation penalty.

$135: Deluxe Double or King
$140: Superior King

To book your rooms call 1-888-433-3932 (toll free) or 604-936-9399. You can also email reservationsc@executivehotels.net. A 13% additional tax will apply. Rates include parking and internet.



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