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Abuse has many faces and occurs in sports clubs and military circles, in business, in schools and religious communities. Spiritual and psychological abuse, which mostly affects individuals, has its roots in the abuse of power and relationships; ideological abuse in such forms as racism or colonialism affects certain groups and even peoples. Psychological, ideological and spiritual abuse may leave "no visible bruises", but it is deeply destructive. Abusive relationships and abusive actions affect victims of all kinds of crime, injustice or ideological systems, but also family members and relatives. We see this abuse in all structures that do not respect the individual, such as in cult-like communities or in narcissistic contexts. Abuse takes place both in real life and online and takes the form of intimidation, oppression, isolation, character assassination and arbitrariness.


PROGRAM

Day of Arrival - Monday May 13th, 2024  

Time Event

Afternoon

5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m.

For those arriving early: Site seeing in Downtown Ottawa

Conference Check-In 

Welcome Drink

 

DAY 1 - Becoming Aware of the Issue - Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Time

Event

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

 

10:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

12:10 p.m.

12:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

 

 

 



5:45 p.m.

Morning Prayer

Word of Welcome

Keynote I – Kevin Schembri

Break (Coffee and Light Snacks)

Keynote II - Frédéric Trautmann

Possibility of Holy Mass for those interested

Lunchbreak

Keynote III - Hon. Marie-P. Charette Pouline and Mr. Fred Langan

“Bazaar” Introduction

Break (Coffee and Light Snacks)       

Workshop 1

  • Ideological abuse: the case of racism and colonialism
  • L’abuse de pouvoir – et ses victimes
  • Abuse in professional settings
  • Breaking the silence


“Bazaar”

 

DAY 2 - Changing attitude - Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Time

Event

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

1:30 p.m.

 

 




3:00 p.m.

3:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

Morning Prayer

Keynote IV – Richard Korver

Break (Coffee and Light Snacks)

Keynote V – Archbp. Paul-André Durocher

Lunchbreak

Workshop 2

  • Rethinking abuse in pastoral and canonical settings
  • Saisir les dimensions du traumatisme
  • The injured ministry
  • A new vision on spiritual abuse and canon law


Break (Coffee and Light Snacks)

Panel – Richard Korver, Archbp. Paul-André Durocher, Kevin Schembri, and TBD.

Holy Mass for the Conference

Conference Dinner

 

DAY 3Finding solutions - Thursday, May 16, 2024

Time

Event

8:30 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m.

10:45 a.m.

12:10 p.m.

12:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

4:15 p.m.

 

 


5:45 p.m.

Morning Prayer

Keynote VI – Heather Banis

Break (Coffee and Light Snacks)

Keynote VII – Delphine Collin-Vézina

Possibility of Holy Mass for those interested

Lunchbreak

Keynote VIII – Alex Megelas

Break (Coffee and Light Snacks)

Workshop 3

  • Comment quitter l’abus
  • Dimensions of Integration
  • Pastoral solutions

Concluding Speech

 

Day of Departure - Friday, May 17, 2024

Time

Event

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.

Holy Mass for those interested

Farewell – Coffee & Pastry 

We invite you to click here to view our keynote speakers. 

 

Registration 

Online and in-person participant 

  • Early Price: $150
  • Fee after March 31st, 2024: $200

* Please do not forget to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) if you are travling from abroad.



Scholarships are available, please contact cpcs@ustpaul.ca for more information.

 

Accommodation

We have 40 spots at La Cité Residence. Please book your spot by following this link by April 13, 2024, spots are limited: 

To make a resevation, please, click here.

The cost of each room is $120 before tax.

  • Bedding and shower towel included.
  • Two-bedroom units that can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests.
  • Each room has a double bed.
  • A kitchenette and bathroom are shared by the unit's guests.
  • La Cité reserves the right to match guests from the same group in units if demand for rooms is high.
  • Please note that dishes, cooking utensils and televisions are not included.
  • Parking is also not included, and guests are responsible for purchasing a daily and weekly pass at the parking meter in the designated area.

If you plan to stay at a different location during your conference attendance, we recommend checking with nearby hotels. Should you require further details, feel free to contact the conference coordinator.


Call for Papers

For more details on the conference, please, click here

 

Traveling to Ottawa

Please refer to the following documents regarding traveling to Ottawa.

 

Contact

Coordinator: Austin Leduc CPCS@ustpaul.ca
Tel. +1 613-236-1393 ext. 2613
(Monday to Thursday, 9am to 11am and 1pm to 5 pm EST)