2018 First Responder Suicide Awareness Conference (4th Annual)

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3900 2nd St NE

Calgary, AB T2E 9C1


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On September 20, 2018, Legacy Place Society, in collaboration with the Calgary Police Service, the Calgary Fire Department, Alberta Health Services – Emergency Medical Services, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, and Calgary Emergency Management Agency will be co-hosting the First Responder Suicide Awareness Conference in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.

2018 is the fourth annual First Responders Suicide Awareness Conference in Calgary. It’s an opportunity for all first responders from police, fire, EMS, Calgary 9-1-1, military, corrections, peace officers, sheriffs, fish and wildlife officers, commercial vehicle enforcement, animal and bylaw officers, security personnel, and frontline medical workers and their families to come together in one place to remember the people we have lost to suicide, recognize many today are still suffering in silence, and identify what we can do as a collective to build resiliency and healthy workplaces through awareness and education.

First responders are key stakeholders for our safe and healthy communities, and often fail to recognize they too also require support and care to ensure their health for a long career as well as life after their service.

Please join us this year to learn more about the topic of suicide, the most common concerns around mental health and addictions, how to build resiliency in today's fast-paced world and be a part of the network that is promoting understanding and compassion to reduce stigma and foster hope.


What are my transportation/parking options getting to the event?

There is ample free parking available - registration opens at 7:15am - please be in your seats for 7:55am commencement of opening comments.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

403-428-8448 or FRSAC@calgarypolice.ca

How can I contact the organizer about setting up a booth for the conference?


Payment issues

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Some places of work have firewall online purchase restrictions and your payment may not work and or the corporate credit card may not work. It that is the case, try making purchase from home, use a personal credit card and expense it or email FRSAC@calgarypolice.ca with your full name, best phone #, # of tickets looking to purchase and the agency you work for. A representative will contact you to arrange a payment.

What is the targeted audience and are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is open to first responders, military, spouses/support persons, retired or serving, and all staff/volunteers of these organizations and health care professions. For any questions - contact event organizers as noted above. Yes, proof of affiliation will be required. Must be minimally 18 years old.

What can/can't I bring into the event?

Coffee or water must be in closed/bottled containers.

Refreshments and lunch is included with admission.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes or use the eventbrite app - please also have breakfast off site prior to the events. First coffee break is about 10 am.


For our out of town guests the following hotel rates have been secured and are based on you making and paying for the booking directly with the hotel. Booking prices on line may vary depending on your personal discount affiliations:

Executive Royal Hotel 2828 23rd St NE Calgary, AB based on 2 queen beds/room $119 plus tax. Buffet breakfast is additional $14 (403-291-2003 - mention Legacy Place Society).

Wingate by Wyndham #57 Freeport Cres NE Calgary, AB based on 2 queen beds/room $109 plus tax. Free hot breakfast is included. (587-393-0700 - mention Legacy Place Society).

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3900 2nd St NE

Calgary, AB T2E 9C1


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