On September 13, CPCA hosted its second instructional webinar. Close to 50 police chaplains across Canada, both CPCA members and non-members, joined together via Zoom to listen to and interact with our presenter – RCMP Corporal Jocelyn Cardinal. Jocelyn is the Peer Coordinator for the RCMP “K” Division Wellness Unit. In addition to providing a comprehensive slide presentation, Jocelyn’s extensive experience in the field brought principles/practices to life through the practical illustrations she provided. Chaplains were given the opportunity to ask questions throughout the presentation, making for a highly interactive 2.5 hours of time well invested. Thank you, Cpl. Cardinal, for sharing your expertise on the subject of CID.
I would like to recognize our CPCA 1st VP George Madden who works with Jocelyn in performing one aspect of his many duties as Chaplain Coordinator for the RCMP “K” Division. Chaplain Madden spearheaded this webinar and made arrangements to bring this presentation to police chaplains. Thank you, George, for going out of your vision to train and equip police chaplains across Canada.
All pastors who attended the webinar received reference materials and a CPCA Certificate of Attendance. For the CPCA Chaplains who attended, the 2.5 hours of training has been credited to you and will count towards earning your Basic certification. Thanks to all the non-CPCA pastors who attended. If you are currently serving a police agency as a chaplain in Canada, consider filling out one Application to become a CPCA member. There are numerous advantage for a CPCA membership, which includes a 50% discount to attend future CPCA webinars and the opportunity to obtain basic certification through CPCA. The savings from attending three webinars per year pays for a CPCA membership. It is possible to participate in On-line training courses that are only available to CPCA members.
One last note, our ATS is just over a month away in beautiful Niagara Falls. Our line-up of speakers is impressive and the registration fee includes payment for the banquet dinner. All police chaplains are invited sign up here, where you can find more details about our event and the costs. Once again, CPCA members get a discount. On behalf of the CPCA Leadership Team, thank you for your continued interest and support of the Canadian Police Chaplain Association.
Chaplain/Constable Bruce Ewanyshyn
ICPS Director Region 1