Category Archives: Educational Conference

Outstanding volunteer marks 15 years with Orillia Animal Centre

This year, Erin Price won one of two Ontario SPCA’s Outstanding Volunteer awards. She’s been volunteering at the Ontario SPCA Orillia Animal Centre for over 15 years. Every year at the Ontario SPCA’s Educational Conference, we honour two volunteers nominated by their centres for outstanding work. This year, Erin Price was one of the winners! more »

Jan 10, 2017
by Emily Cook
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Dumb things well-intended people say – Lessons in Diversity

Ontario SPCA staff receive all kinds of training to help prepare them for the work they do. One of these unique training sessions happened during our 2016 Annual Educational Conference. Author and speaker Dr. Maura Cullen joined us to talk about diversity and the importance of words. Maura is considered one of the foremost authorities more »

Oct 18, 2016
by Emily Cook
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Thunder Bay resident wins 2016 Ontario SPCA Chair’s Award!

The Ontario SPCA is thrilled to announce the winner of the 2016 SPCA Chair’s Award: Judy Decicco from Thunder Bay! The Chair’s Award is presented annually to an individual who has gone above and beyond to make an outstanding contribution to Animal Welfare. Decicco has been volunteering for Animal Welfare her whole life. This includes more »

Jun 17, 2016
by Emily Cook
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John Douglas–Author & Former FBI Profiler (Part 2)

John Douglas is a former special agent with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), one of the first criminal profilers, and criminal psychology authors. This is the second half to our podcast with Douglas, recorded at the Ontario SPCA Annual Conference to discuss his work and how profiling relates to cases of animal abuse. “They think, more »

Oct 06, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Allan Day a.k.a. Dr. Cuddles

Energetic Allan Day was one of two volunteers nominated to come to the Ontario SPCA Annual Educational Conference this year. We had the pleasure of interviewing him to learn about how he got his start at the organization, why he loves cats, and how he earned the title “Dr. Cuddles.” “When they hear my voice, more »

Sep 08, 2015
by Emily Cook
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Temple Grandin: Autism, and Humane Livestock Handling

Doctor Temple Grandin was diagnosed with autism as a child and went on to pursue work in psychology and animal science. Grandin is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University. She is also a best-selling author, and an Autism activist. As well, she is  a consultant to the livestock industry on animal behaviour. At more »

Aug 25, 2015
by Emily Cook
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