Community Mobilization and Acutely Elevated Risk in Peterborough: Connections and Collaboration
PPS and QoC Partner Conference
Monday, September 26, 2022 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Peterborough Golf and Country Club
1030 Armour Road
Peterborough, Ontario K9H 7H4
Register by the September 12th deadline!
Join us on Monday, September 26th from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM to re-establish local connections around community mobilization, Acutely Elevated Risk (AER), and Housing Unit Takeovers (HUTs), where we will review and discuss the Peterborough Risk Driven Situation Table process and more. Come together to rebuild relationships and collaborations that have been disrupted during the COVID pandemic. This daylong in-person conference, which is brought to you by a partnership between the Peterborough Police Service and A Question of Care, is designed for people working in community-based human services sectors in Peterborough City and County.
- Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $20.00* **
- *Plus Eventbrite’s fee.
- **These tickets have been subsidized significantly by project funding from the Government of Ontario to make this event as accessible as possible.
Who should attend this conference?
This conference is designed specifically for people working in community-based human services sectors in Peterborough City and County, such as those who sit at the Peterborough Risk Driven Situation Table, frontline staff, managers/ supervisors, and those who want to engage in conversation around HUTs.
What precautions will be in place regarding COVID-19?
The Country Club follows all Public Health guidelines, regulations, and restrictions. All social distancing and capacity limits will be followed. All employees wear appropriate PPE in the course of providing services. Masks and hand sanitizer will also be available for attendees.
Will food be provided?
A light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch are included. You will be asked to provide your dietary restrictions when registering.
Is the venue accessible?
The Country Club is wheelchair-accessible with a ramp, elevator, and accessible washrooms.
Is there parking?
There are upper and lower parking areas as well as wheelchair-accessible spots available at the front of the clubhouse.
What is the dress code?
The dress code for this event is business casual.
What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the event. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. If we must cancel the event, you will receive a full refund.
Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.
The cost of this conference has been subsidized significantly by project funding from the Government of Ontario to make it as accessible as possible. Additionally, local participants can contact us to apply for a bursary.
Peter Williams has over 40 years of experience in health promotion, harm reduction, and community development and engagement in the not-for-profit sector.
After working at the local, provincial, and national levels in HIV/AIDS, Peter moved to Peterborough in 2010 to work at PARN – Your Community AIDS Resource Network. In 2014, Peter became the first person to hold the civilian position of Community Development and Engagement Coordinator with the Peterborough Police Service. Key elements of this role included crime prevention through social development and strategic community mobilization. His responsibilities included coordinating the local Risk-Driven Situation Table (collaborative community mobilization), Chairing the Peterborough Drug Strategy and the Diversity-Equity-Inclusion Network of Peterborough, as well as preparing Peterborough for Community Safety and Well-being Planning.
Between November 2020 and August 2022, Peter was a project lead with the Peterborough Drug Strategy, where his portfolio included Chairing the Opioid Communications Working Group, supporting the PDS Advisory Panel of people with lived/living experience, and coordinating a project looking at Home Unit Takeovers in the region.
Peter is now semi-retired, loves to laugh, and appreciates people who can hold space for his sarcastic sense of humour.
Stephen McCammonLegal Counsel
Stephen McCammon is Legal Counsel at the Office of the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner. Stephen provides the Commissioner with a range of legal services with an emphasis on issues relating to privacy, transparency and accountability, with a special focus on how these issues intersect with law enforcement functions and fundamental rights. For example, he has worked closely with policing, privacy, human rights, and civic leaders on matters such as body-worn cameras, facial recognition, automatic licence plate recognition, carding and street checks, police record checks, CPIC mental health disclosures, police-hospital Mental Health Act transitions, mobile crisis response teams, missing persons and anti-human trafficking legislation, gang exit strategies, victim services, situation tables, race-based data collection under the Anti-Racism Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (including in relation to police use of force), and the development of an Ontario-based model that allows violence against women advocates to work with police to improve sexual violence investigations by reviewing all cases closed without charge. Stephen’s work for the Commissioner has also included acting as intervener counsel in cases such as Cash Converters Canada Inc. v. Oshawa (City), A.B. v. Bragg, Wakeling v. United States of America, R. v. Jarvis, and Ontario (Attorney General) v. Bogaerts. Prior to arriving at the Commissioner’s Office in 2004, Stephen spent nearly 10 years as counsel at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Tom Hickey started policing in 1988 with Durham Regional Police and transferred to then KLPS in 1999. He has been involved in Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Intelligence Branch, Media Relations, and Community Outreach. He has an extensive police association background, including President of Lindsay Police Association and VP of Durham Regional Police Association. Tom obtained a BA with honours in Justice Studies in 2018 from the University of Guelph/Humber. He was tasked with getting the Situation Table functional in our area in 2015 in conjunction with other stakeholders, police and non-police. In 2018, he was promoted to Inspector. Tom is married with two kids, both boys aged 14 & 16.