The Centrexpo de Drummondville, QC

August 25, 2019 from 9am to 5pm
August 26, 2019 from 10am to 5pm

Schedule of events

Sunday August 25 2019 – Room F

10am – 11:30am Theoretical seminar:  Canine CPR by Chantale Robinson

12pm – 12:45pm Hands-on seminar 1:  Canine CPR by Chantale Robinson

Participants who want to attend the Hands-on CPR seminar, have to complete the Theoretical seminar first. Maximum of 20 participants for the Theoretical seminar. Maximum of 10 participants per hands-on seminar. You can pick and choose the time you wish to attend the hands-on seminar.

Chantale is a biologist and an animal health technician. She has been passionate about her profession for over 15 years. She also teaches first aid for pets and gives regular conferences on the subject. Chantale founded Kilookas to share her knowledge with people that love animals and want the best care for them. Biologist and vet technician for more than 15 year’s experience. She is also the author of the book “First Aid for Cats and Dogs” and “Does my pet eat well?” She is a writer for multiple magazines.

Price: Theory seminar only: Members 25$ and Non Members 50$ OR Theory + hands-on seminars: Members 40$ and Non Members 75$

1pm – 2:30pm Grooming seminar: 60 Tips in 60 minutes by Rémy Viens

Presentation putting up front practical tips, from the arrival of client to the end of grooming process. The tips will cover all facets of a grooming day, as well as a contextualization of different situations to help you in your work.

Poil-luxe was founded in 1986 by Mr. Rémy Viens. Throughout the years, he tried understanding every gesture of dogs and cats during the grooming process to ultimately make them more cooperative and make the work easier. Five years later, Rémy started offering grooming courses to beginners to improve the standards in the industry. He shared his knowledge with them for more than 17 years, wherein in 2008 he started targeting more experienced groomers. Mr. Viens wrote articles in the Canadian Groomer magazine and participated in multiple hands-on workshops, seminars and grooming shows in the United States and all over the world. In 2010, he put in place a distribution company selling grooming products and equipment, as well as exclusively distributing the high-quality brand Iv San Bernard, available online at

Price: Members $25 – Non-members $50

Monday August 26 2019 - Room D

9am – 9:45am CFIB Breakfast Seminar by Isabelle Prégent of CFIB

Join us for a free breakfast and talk before the show on Monday. New this year, PIJAC Canada is investing in a Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) group membership. This program which is packed with savings, support and benefits will be accessible to all PIJAC members and includes:
• Access to a team of Business Counsellors, providing advice on HR, government compliance and regulations. Support on labour issues and tax laws.
• Savings on banking, credit card processing, shipping and many other essential business services
• Webinars and over 45 online training courses such as workplace health & safety, drug and alcohol policy and anti-spam legislation.
PIJAC members can now access all of this for free! Isabelle Prégent will explain in further details the benefits and answer your questions to allow you to take full advantage of this gift from PIJAC Canada. *Non members are also welcomed

Price: Free

Monday August 26 2019 - Room F

11am – 12pm Animal Nutrition: Science and Emotion! How to navigate through it all without losing your mind! by Sophie Lavallée M.Sc. Agronomist

This seminar relates to the scientific process versus emotional component when pet nutrition is concerned. This presentation is mainly for pet stores and service providers who work closely with pet owners who are often concerned about what they read and hear about online. The goal of this seminar is to demystify and let pet professionals and pet owners have a more critical eye when information appears online. How to recognize and make the distinction between scientific facts that are based on proof and anecdotal stories that are so ubiquitous and misleading in the pet nutrition world. How we need science to go up against biased information. Examples on pet obesity, taurine deficiency and the link with the recent cases of cardiac disease (DCM) and grain free recipes will be discussed through a scientific eye.

Sophie has a Masters in Animal Sciences and monogastric nutrition at McGill University – Macdonald Campus. She is passionate about pet food innovation with a research and development expertise of more than 18 years, in which 5 of those years spent exclusively developing new complete and balanced food recipes for cats and dogs. She is most interested in the scientific aspect of living creatures and the proper use of resources. Her active role in the marketing of new products and to improve renowned brands enables her to consolidate her knowledge on the subject. Now an independent professional, she offers consulting services for pet food startup companies to help them offer the best products that meet known nutrition standards.

Price: Members $25 – Non-members $50

1pm – 2pm What Would Happen To Your Business If You Died Yesterday? by Ann-Marie Williams B.A. and Alain Decelles

Photo : Bonnallie Brodeur

Photo : Bonnallie Brodeur

Succession planning means planning today to protect your tomorrow. It’s Monday morning and you are opening your store. Today your associate is no longer there, he passed away yesterday. The employees, the bank, the suppliers, the clients…so many people to contact and reassure. A few years back, you and your associate had taken the time to go through all the financial and succession planning and had added a protection plan that was regularly revised. You now realize the importance of succession planning. Without it, you could’ve lost everything that you had built. In this seminar, you will learn more about succession planning and how to get started.

iA Financial Group is one of the largest insurance and wealth management groups in Canada, with operations in the United States. Founded in 1892, it is one of Canada’s largest public companies.

Price: FREE