The Canadian Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (CACOLE) will hold its annual conference in Halifax from Wednesday, Oct. 10 to Friday, Oct. 12, at the Delta Halifax Hotel. Judy Streatch, Minister of Community Services, will open the conference and welcome both national and international delegates. Speakers include: Dennis O’Connor, associate chief justice of Ontario, who headed the Arar Commission; and Patrick LeSage of Quebec, who submitted the report on developing an oversight agency for the province of Ontario that culminated in Bill 103. There will be delegates from across Canada and as far away as Hong Kong. Conference topics include: openness and transparency, perspectives of a complainant, conducted energy devices – force continuum, early intervention systems and standards of proof. A complete agenda can be found at the associations website: www.cacole.ca. The Canadian Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (CACOLE) is a national non-profit organization of individuals and agencies involved in the oversight of police officers in Canada. CACOLE is dedicated to advancing the concept, principles and application of civilian oversight of law enforcement throughout Canada and abroad.
“I would like to applaud Swatch for having produced the special version of their famous timepiece to mark this historic occasion,” Mr. Annan said on receiving the watch, which has a blue face with a big 19 on it for the date and a blue globe and an orange dove on its band.“I have to admit being a bit confused when I was told about the presentation of the new ‘Human Rights Swatch,’” he joked. “I thought people were talking about that admirable NGO we all know – and which played a significant part in the effort to bring about the creation of the Human Rights Council. I’m obviously referring to Human Rights Watch,” he told Swatch Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Hayek at the ceremony in Geneva.Then, speaking in French, he added: “But basically, I don’t think this mistake is so serious. Without doubt a watch is called a ‘watch’ in English because it lets you keep an eye on the time, and also to ensure that others are on time.“And that’s exactly the way we must use our new Swatch – to ensure that we’re all on time, on time for the 21st century as far as human rights are concerned. Our work in this field must be synchronized with the most active part of civil society, of which Human Rights Watch is a very good example.” read more
by Cindy White Posted Oct 14, 2015 10:15 am MDT Last Updated Oct 14, 2015 at 10:15 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Luis Carlos Araujo/FREEIMAGES.COM Want to keep an employee? Be flexible Giving employees the flexibility to work at home, or some place other than the office has a high return.A survey for a Workshift conference in Calgary Wednesday shows flexibility in hours and worksite pushes up employee engagement by nearly 90 per cent.Matt Stone is the Co-Founder of Stone-Olfason Market Research.“It’s no longer just about how long they’re going to stay, it’s their ability to contribute, and how they feel about helping the organization meet its goals, and flexibility is one of those key features that helps them achieve that,” he said.Technology has also played a major role, making it much easier to work remotely.Stone says Canada is making strides, but still lags behind European and Asian counterparts in giving people the flexibility to work where and when they want. read more