Theme: “Finding Our Way: Social Work on Shifting Ground”
The keynote speaker, Dennis Edney will be speaking to The Rule of Law in an Age of Fear.
Edney is listed as counsel in various reported cases, and has made multiple appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada, most notably R. v. Mills and Canada v. Khadr. He was given leave to file an amicus brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in Rasul v. Bush, and in 2004, was appointed foreign attorney consultant by the U.S. Pentagon to participa...te in the defence of Omar Khadr.
In 2011, Edney was appointed bencher at the Law Society of Alberta. He also received the honorary title of Queen’s Counsel for exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession. Edney was awarded the prestigious Gerald L. Gall award by the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human rights (2013), the Winnipeg Citizens Award for his contribution to human rights and justice (2014) and the Paul Harris Fellowship by the Rotary Club of Canada (2014). He was named one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers by Canadian Lawyer (2015), and received the Friend of the Muslim Community Award (2016)
There will be a guest speaker on Friday, June 16th: Anne Beaulieu
Anne Beaulieu is an international speaker, empowering coach, and thought leader in the field of Emotional Intelligence and the Founder of Walking Inside Resources Inc. As an accomplished author and community builder, Anne is a powerful catalyst for positive change and embodies successful life strategies that keep empowering men and women across the globe. She has become a transformative global influencer on social media by sharing openly her personal struggles and daily insights in order to give voice, uplift, and inspire anyone who has ever felt responsible for everyone and everything in their life. In Anne’s own words: “I empower people to make room for themselves in their own life.”
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