2017 CATAP National Conference and Workshop

We are pleased to announce the 2017 CATAP Workshop (October 23rd – 24th) and Conference (October 25th – 27th) at the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu in La Malbaie, Quebec!

We have been working hard behind the scenes to create another top-notch professional threat assessment and management conference. Please find our exciting workshop and conference schedule below or download it here in English or French (speakers and times subject to change).

So, Register Now!

Suite à beaucoup de travail en arrière-scène, nous sommes fiers de vous inviter à une autre grande conférence sur l’évaluation et la gestion de la menace. Vous trouverez ci-joint le programme de l’atelier et de la conférence (sujet à quelques changements). 

We are looking forward to seeing all our dedicated members again this year and welcome new colleagues from all over Canada and the world!

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Si vous avez des questions sur la traduction, veuillez contacter catap.quebec.2017@gmail.com

Conference Program will be in English and French (Simultaneous Translation via Headsets)

If you have any questions about translation please contact catap.quebec.2017@gmail.com

Workshop (October 23 & 24, 2017)


Bram Van de Meer - Interviewing in a Threat Assessment Context

In threat assessment practice people often possess critical information that is not recorded in any other source of information. This makes the interview one of the most important methods of in

formation gathering. But, the interview is also one of the areas where most mistakes are made, because people and their behaviour are contextual and dynamic in nature. Behaviour is often misinterpreted or miscommunicated and the interviewer not always successful in remaining the objective ‘fact finder’.

This 2-day workshop will help identify such pitfalls and difficulties that practitioners run into during their data collection. Participants will learn specific skills and techniques that will enable them to conduct more effective interviews and generate useful information from those they assess.

Brief Biography - Bram B. Van der Meer

Mr. Van der Meer is a psychologist and threat management professional, holding academic degrees in criminology from the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and clinical psychology from Leiden University (The Netherlands). His academic education was followed by a post-graduate specialisation in investigative psychology.

See Bram's Full Bio here


Steve Weston - Fundamentals of Threat Assessment and Management: A Practical Approach

This two day workshop is to provide participants new to the field the foundational concepts, analytical approaches and best operational practices of Threat Assessment and Management. The workshop will stress the practical application of the ideas and techniques presented allowing the participants to more effectively function as a sole practitioner or as a member of a threat management team.

Topics discussed during this workshop include understanding targeted violence, the path to intended violence, identifying the hunters and howlers, identifying problem individuals, assessing problem individuals, the “Need to Knows”, managing problem individuals, legal and mental health issues and establishing a threat management process. The final workshop segment will be practical exercises utilizing real world threat management cases.

Brief Biography - Steve Weston

Steve Weston is a 32-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol and California State Police.  For 15 years he managed a specialized unit responsible for the assessment and management of threats against California state officials and government facilities. Concurrently for 3 years, Mr. Weston commanded the CHP’s Anti-Terrorism Intelligence operations and managed the Dept.’s participation in federal and local anti-terrorism task forces.  He has been on the faculty of California State University, Sacramento, in the Criminal Justice Division as an instructor in a course entitled “Violence and Terrorism”. Mr. Weston earned his law Degree from Lincoln Law School in Sacramento and is a member of the California State Bar Association.

See Steve's Full Bio here

The Fairmont Richelieu (La Malbaie, QC)

Attention and Solution: Limited space at Fairmont Richelieu on Friday Oct. 27th

The Fairmont Richelieu (conference venue) is currently sold out on Friday October 27th, 2017 (although some rooms may become available in the next few weeks).

However, we've arranged to have our conference rate extended to the Fairmont Frontenac in beautiful Quebec City for $229/night plus taxes!

Please use the passkey link below to book your room.


Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

1 rue des Carrières

Québec, QC G1R 4P5, CA


Private-hire coach service for delegates only 

We have arranged for private coaches to take delegates door-to-door from the Quebec City Airport (YQB) to the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (FLMR). Purchase your one-way tickets at a time convenient for you here. Tickets are $20 + tax for one-way.

Conference Program (October 25, 26 & 27, 2017)

The conference program is below or download it here in English or French (speakers and times subject to change).

For more information on speaker talks and bios - please click here to access our speaker information page.

Click here to register

*** Please note that although we will endeavour to keep the schedule as above, with unforeseen circumstances, the speakers, times and dates are subject to change.

  Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

07:30 – 08:45  Registration – Refreshments Served 
08:45 – 09:15 Welcome Address and Opening Remarks
President Keith Hammond, Vancouver Police Department
09:15 – 10:45 Dr. Reid Meloy - Stalking: An old researcher looks at the newest findings
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00  Dr. Michel St. Yves & Mr. Yohan Morneau -  Anonymous Threats
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Buffet (provided)
13:00 – 14:00 Mr. Mike Elliot & Ms Wendy Bailey - Workplace Violence Prevention
14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:00 Dr. Kevin Douglas - Mental Disorder & Violence Risk, with case study
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:00 Dr. Stephen Hart – The role of Mental Disorders in Threat Assessment
19:00 – 22:00 Hospitality Suite

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

08:30 – 09:00  Registration – Refreshments Served 
09:00 – 09:15 CATAP Information Session - Laura Guy
09:15 – 10:00 RCMP Superintendent Martine Fontaine - Role of RCMP with Management of Threats to National Security
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Dr. Paul Gill – Lone-actor Terror and Extremism
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Buffet (provided)
13:00 – 14:30  Detective Warren Miller & Sergeant Matthew Fyles - Aurora Theatre Shooting Case Study (Colorado, USA)
14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 16:00  Detective Warren Miller & Sergeant Matthew Fyles - Aurora Theatre Shooting Case Study (Colorado, USA)
16:30 – 18:00  SIG
19:00 – 21:00 ASK THE EXPERTS PANEL NIGHT: Extremists acts, response and prevention

Friday, October 27th, 2017

08:30 – 09:00  Registration – Refreshments Served 
09:00 – 10:00 Dr. Kelly Watt - Sexual Violence and Parallel Investigations
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:00 Dr. Russel Palarea - Homicide & Healing in the Heartland (Case Study: Excel Industries, Hesston, Kansas)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00  Dr. Randy Kropp -  IPV Lethality Threat Assessment & Management
14:00 – 14:30 Break
14:30 – 16:00 Dr. Stephen White – Case Study: Vista Mass Shooting (University of California)
16:00 – 16:15 Closing Remarks


Attend the 2-Day Workshop and/or the 3-Day Conference. 

Pricing Loyalty Members* Regular Members
and other "TAP" members

Conference and Workshop $800 $850 $1050
Conference only $725 $875
Workshop  only   $550 $700

Poster contributor $600
Student** $425
Student** with Poster $300 

Group Discount now available. Register 5 individuals from the same organisation at the same time (pay all at once) and get the 5th registrant free! 

Loyalty members are currently active members that have attended any 2 of the last three CATAP conferences (2014-2016). Loyalty members remember to use your special registration code when registering to receive your discount.

** Students are defined as those that are enrolled in full-time secondary or post-secondary educational programs during the 2016-2017 academic year (typically, Fall 2016 to Winter 2017). Verification of student status is required when registering:

• Current academic transcript (unofficial is acceptable).

• One letter of recommendation from your academic or field supervisor.

• Verification of student status, if not reflected on transcript or in reference letter.

Please forward the verification letter to catap.treasurer@gmail.com

If you are a member of a CATAP partner "TAP" (e.g., ATAP, AETAP, APATAP) organisation please make sure to email us at catap.quebec.2017@gmail.com before you complete your registration so that we can apply our member rates to your workshop and conference fees.

Questions? Please email at catap.quebec.2017@gmail.com


Full refund prior to October 1, 2017. 50% refund prior to October 10, 2017. No refunds after October 10, 2017.

Hotel and Travel Logistics


This year our conference is being held at the beautiful and historic Fairmont Manoir Richelieu. This is a stunning location and property.


181 rue Richelieu, La Malbaie, QC G5A 1X7, CANADA

We have an excellent rate – $189/night (excluding resort fees and taxes) – and would recommend that you book early to ensure you secure a room under our room block. To do so please use this link: 


Book online or contact the hotel directly, quoting "CATAP2017" for the special rate ($189/night): Toll-Free Reservations 1-866-540-4464.

Travel Logistics

The closest airport operating frequent flights to the area is Quebec city airport (YQB). The Fairmont Manoir Richelieu is a little less than a two-hour drive from YQB. 

Directions to the Fairmont Manoir Richelieu by car from Quebec City airport (YQB)can be found here.

Air Travel Discount

We have partnered with WestJet to be able to offer our delegates 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares* for travel between Quebec City and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount codes listed below. Please use both the coupon and promo code when booking with a travel agent. If you have questions about how to complete a booking with your discount codes, please check out our frequently asked questions.


Book by: November 6, 2017

Travel from: October 14, 2017 to November 6, 2017


Coupon code:


Promo code:

*For travel agent use only




You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Further changes or cancellations can be made up to 2 hours prior to the flight; please note additional fees or charges may apply for each guest depending on fare class booked and differences in fare. Check out our service fees page for more information. 

Private-hire coach service for delegates only

We have arranged for private coaches to take delegates door-to-door from the Quebec City Airport (YQB) to the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu (FLMR). Purchase your one-way tickets at a time convenient for you here. Tickets are $20 + tax for one-way.

AVIS Car Rental

We have obtained discounted rates for car hire with AVIS. 

Simply follow the link (below) and our Avis Worldwide Discount Number (AWD D594021) will be applied to the booking automatically.

Avis link 2017 Annual CATAP Workshop & Conference

If you prefer to call AVIS, their number is 1 (800) 331-1600. To make reservations, attendees should provide the AVIS reservations agent with this AWD number (D594021) to ensure they receive the best available car rental rates.

The AWD discounted prices will be valid from seven days prior to the event until seven days after the event. Of course, you can book at any time and should do so ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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