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Continuing Professional Development

Approved by the Law Society of British Columbia

  • The 5 sessions that make up the Prosecution of Animal Abuse Conference


  • 4 hours of sessions from the Canadian Violence Link Conference
    • Equity in Animal Welfare: Integrating Trauma-Informed and Culturally Safe Practices with Sareeta Lopez, Program Manager, Trauma-Informed Training Program. Vancouver Humane Society – Approved for 1 credit hour
    • ACT (Awareness, Collaboration, Tools) To Keep Families Safe: The Impact of Cross-Collaboration on Supporting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence with Animals with Sue O’Neill, Manager, Humane Canada’s ACT Project – Approved for 0.50 credit hour
    • BC SPCA Violence Prevention Program with Tash Perovich, Outreach Specialist, Special Projects, BC SPCA – Approved for 1 credit hour
    • Groundbreaking Changes to BC's Pet Custody Laws and The Violence Link —A Multifaceted View From An Animal Lawyer (V. Victoria Shroff), Executive/Advocate from Battered Women’s Support Service (Angela Marie MacDougall-BWSS) and a Senior Protection Officer from the BCSPCA (Eileen Drever) – Approved for 1 credit hour
    • The Violence Link in Practice: Implications of the Violence Link for family justice professionals with Dr. Amy Fitzgerald and Kerri Thomson – Approved for 0.50 credit hour


If you have any questions relating to continuing professional development, please email Kerri Thomson,

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