The conference organizers encourage the delegates to come with an adequate supply of business cards to
exchange with other colleagues. Also we will be tweeting using the hash tag #13CC. Please join the
conversation and check for updates.
A block of rooms guest rooms is reserved at the Delta Bessborough Hotel, 201 Spadina Crescent East, until
September 2, 2013 at the rate of $169.00 per night single occupancy plus 5% GST, 5% PST and 2% marketing
fee. Limited Riverview Queen rooms are available for $189.00 per night single occupancy plus 5% GST, 5% PST
and 2% marketing fee. Please make your own arrangements specifying attendance at the Custody & Caring
Conference. Telephone: 1-800-268-1133 or 1-306-244-5521.
The Delta Bessborough Hotel has ample on-site parking for registered hotel guests. The rates are $12.00 for
self-parking or $14.00 for valet parking. *Prices subject to change without notice.
For conference guests not staying at the Delta Bessborough Hotel,
please note, parking in downtown Saskatoon
is limited. Please plan to car pool, arrive early, or arrange to be dropped off/picked up.
The following website may be of some help. http://en.parkopedia.ca/parking/saskatoon/
Please join us at 1630 hours on Wednesday October 2, 2013 at the Welcome Reception (with cash bar) located
in the conference foyer. Take advantage of this networking opportunity to: share your knowledge, reconnect with
old friends and colleagues, and create lasting friendships.
Conference registrants will be given the opportunity to attend an exclusive dinner reception featuring STR8 UP
on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Delta Bessborough Hotel, Adam Ballroom for only $25.00 + GST.
Additional banquet tickets are available for $45.00 + GST each.
STR8 Up: Recovery from Street Gang Domination
Featuring: STR8-Up Members, Fr. Andre Polievre, and Stan Tu'inukuafe
This powerful session describes the journey to Aboriginal gang membership, which often begins in early childhood.
Poverty, racism, abandonment and various forms of dysfunction and abuse lead young people into a life which
promises acceptance and fulfillment, but is in fact, addictive, criminal, and controlled by others.
The holistic model of the Medicine Wheel is used to begin a journey of healing. This presentation covers the history
of youth without belongings, as well as the needs and processes of the recovery and rehabilitation journey.
STR8-UP members (all recovering ex-gang members), will share their criminal and incarceration experiences,
focusing on their self-empowerment and rehabilitation in achieving a healthy transformation.
Open discussion and exchange with the audience will close the session.
Tours of the CSC - Regional Psychiatric Centre and Regional Hospital (Prairies) will be available on Tuesday,
October 1, 2013 from 1730 to 2000 hours for a cost of $15.00 +GST per person. Space is limited.
Please see registration page for more information.
*NOTE: SECURITY CLEARANCE IS REQUIRED.
The Regional Psychiatric Centre (RPC) is an accredited, 206-bed forensic psychiatric inpatient facility with
multi-level security. It is operated by the Correctional Service of Canada in a unique affiliation agreement with
the University of Saskatchewan and with an exchange of service agreement with the province of Saskatchewan.
Opened in 1978, RPC has since operated as both a penitentiary under the Corrections and Conditional Release
Act of Canada (CCRA), and as a psychiatric centre as designated by the Mental Health Services Act of
Saskatchewan. Also located within RPC is the Regional Hospital, an 8-bed, acute care, physical health care unit
which opened in December 2011. RPC provides a therapeutic environment to meet the mental health, physical
health, and correctional needs of male and female offenders, and is committed to a holistic, interdisciplinary
approach to treatment by delivering services and programming tailored to the specific needs of each patient.
Saskatoon weather at this time of year can be variable. The temperature ranges can be unpredictable.
Hotel meeting rooms can be cool, so a sweater or jacket is recommended.