Lieutenant-General (Retd) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire

General Roméo Dallaire is founder of the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, a global partnership with the mission to end the recruitment and use of child soldiers. A celebrated advocate for human rights, General Dallaire is also a respected author, government and UN advisor, and former Canadian Senator. Throughout his distinguished military career, General Dallaire served most notably as Force Commander of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda during the 1994 genocide.  He continues to work tirelessly to bring national and international attention to situations too-often ignored, whether the atrocities of the Rwandan genocide, the struggle that he and many other military veterans face with post-traumatic stress disorder, or the recruitment and use of child soldiers.

Keynote and Featured Speakers

The Honourable Ralph Goodale

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Stéphane Lauzon

Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

RAdm H.C. Edmundson, OMM, MSM, CD

Deputy Commander of Military Personnel Command and Assistant to the Chief Of Military Personnel

Dr. Benjamin T. Dunkley

Clinical Associate of MEG Research, Diagnostic Imaging, Hospital for Sick Children; Associate Scientist of Neurosciences & Mental Health, Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute; Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto; Ad

Dr. James MacKillop

Peter Boris Chair in Addictions Research, Director of the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research, Co-Director of the Michael G. DeGroote Centre for Medicinal Cannabis Research, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster

COL Andrew P. Cap, MD, PhD

Chairman, Coagulation & Blood Research, US Army Institute of Surgical Research; Hematology-Oncology Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General