New this year: Keynote Presentation!
This year’s AGM will feature a keynote presentation by Jackie Wepruk, CKC Member Breeder and General Manager, National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC), on why civil discourse and consensus-building is important when advocating animal welfare issues.
Jackie's presentation will focus on:
- Why civil discourse and consensus-building is important for socially important issues like animal welfare (i.e. diversity leads to better decisions)
- Examples from the National Farm Animal Care Council
- Stumbling blocks/challenges/barriers
- What might CKC do to promote better decision-making on dog welfare
Jackie Wepruk has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Winnipeg, and a Master of Environmental Design from the University of Calgary.
Upon completing her master’s degree, Jackie was involved in a variety of farm animal welfare contracts with the Alberta Farm Animal Care Association (AFAC) and other farm organizations.
She participated in efforts that led to the creation of the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) in 2005 and is the general manager of the organization. In this capacity she facilitates a partnership between farmed animal industries, governments, the veterinary community, the humane movement and other allied groups to advance farm animal welfare in Canada. The National Farm Animal Care Council
(NFACC) brings together diverse stakeholders to:
- develop Codes of Practice for the care and handling of farm animals,
- create a process for the development of animal care assessment programs,
- provide a forum for open dialogue on farm animal welfare.
A variety of experiences have informed her perspectives and passions relative to animal welfare including three years working at an animal shelter, involvement in breed rescue with Siberian Huskies and participating in the Code Development Committee that created the sled dog standard of care in British Columbia.
Home life includes a kennel of Siberian Huskies that Jackie competes with in obedience trails and mid-distance sled dog races. Winters are spent training and racing in Canada and the U.S.
Join us at this year’s AGM in Winnipeg, Manitoba Saturday June 1st, 2019 for Jackie’s presentation, to meet CKC Board Members and Staff, reconnect with fellow members, and celebrate CKC members' outstanding contributions at the Member Recognition Reception.
Curious about the AGM? Watch last year's AGM video: