Conferences, Trainings and Events

The Canadian Red Cross helps disseminate International Humanitarian Law (IHL) to government bodies, the armed forces, academia, policy makers, teachers and youth.  We hold a number of events across the country to help educate Canadians on the importance of IHL and to foster dialogue on contemporary challenges and debates.

2016 Canadian Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Conference

Protection in times of conflict: Health, displacement and humanitarian principles

The Canadian Red Cross will be hosting the 5th Annual International Humanitarian Law conference at York University, Glendon College, on November 17, 2016.
Join us as we explore the successes and challenges related to the protection of civilians under International Humanitarian Law (IHL). Throughout the conference, the key note speech and simultaneous panel discussions will address the difficulties associated with the protection of migrants and displaced persons under IHL as well as with the safeguarding of health care in times of conflict. To conclude the day, we will host a plenary session in which we will discuss the importance, relevance and key challenges that humanitarian principles and the concept of Neutral Impartial Independent Humanitarian Action (NIIHA) face in field operations.
The conference will bring together experts from the field of IHL as well as academics, practitioners and representatives from the Office of the Judge Advocate General and Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement.
A detailed agenda will be provided ahead of time.
When: November 17, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an informal reception and light refreshments to follow.
Where: BMO Ballroom, Glendon Hall, Glendon Campus, York University (2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON, M4N 3M6)
Cost: Free. A light lunch will also be provided.
To register, please click here.
For more information, please email
This conference is eligible towards the Law Society of Upper Canada’s (LSUC) CPD requirements as Substantive Hours only. Please note that this program is not accredited for Professionalism Hours or the New Member Requirement. Please Visit the LSCU’s CPD Eligible Educational Activities webpage for more information: