** Registration is OPEN **




April 2-4, 2020, Banff Centre, Banff

** Registration is OPEN **

welcome to the 2020 conference


 The Alberta Police Based Victim Services Association (APBVSA) is the largest, exclusively police-based, victim services association in Canada.  Membership includes 74 police-based victim service programs, including 113 RCMP Detachments, 7 Municipal Police Services and 2 First Nation Police Services providing services across the entire Province of Alberta. 

For more information visit our website:   

Conference Keynotes

"Leadership Lessons Learned from Columbine" ~ Frank DeAngelis, (Retired Principal Columbine High)

"Helping Others Help Themselves" -  Debra deWaal

"What's the Difference?" ~ Cory Johnson 

Pre-Conference Workshop

Coaching and Mentoring:  Bringing Compassion, Wit and Intellect to Get the Job Done 

 Come and learn how to become an effective, compassionate coach and mentor in this dynamic session by former Police Officer, Debra deWaal. Debra has been a certified professional performance coach for 15 years and mentored over 50 employees over 21 years. 

*NEW for 2020* Pre-conference is available to ALL attendees to purchase.

Marketplace/Trade Show/Sponsorship

**NEW FOR 2020**

Calling all Vendors ~ Marketplace/Trade Show 

Corporate Sponsorship and Tradeshow Opportunities 

If your company is interested please review Packages

Who Should Attend

The 2020 conference welcomes all Crime Victim Advocates, First Responders, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocates, Social Workers, Child Advocacy Centres (CAC), Domestic Violence Action Teams (DVAT), Restorative Justice Agencies,  Hospital Emergency Room Staff, Local Law Enforcement/Police Liaison and all other allied agencies from across the country.  

Conference is open to all non-members of the Alberta Provincial Based Victim Services Association (APBVSA).


What some of our attendees had to say about the conference

        "Loved hearing about each presenter's story and took so much out of each of the sessions I attended"

                                                       "Excellent speakers.  Venue perfect - as always!"

                                                     "I'm new to being an Advocate, this was amazing"

     "I totally feel appreciated and valued for the work I do.  Every guest speaker thanked us for what we do"
                                                    "I took something good out of every session"

                       "First conference for me as a Board Member and I learned a lot of valuable things"
                                      "I came away inspired and with a lot of tools and resources"
             "This conference is a valuable learning experience for any and all involved with Victim Services"
                            "Food was great.  Great job by all of organizers. Well planned event"

"Being in a large group of caring like-minded people is a 'reset and refresh' from the realities of the world we     

            live in"