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PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

Legacy Place Society, in collaboration with Membership of First Responders and Military Personnel, will be co-hosting 2 conferences in 2 cities on 2 different dates.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE SEPTEMBER 20TH CONFERENCE IN CALGARY, PROCEED VIA THIS LINK TO SEE DETAILS AND REGISTER https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2018-first-responder-suicide-awareness-conference-4th-annual-tickets-45570052253

If you are planning to attend the September 27th conference in Edmonton, continue here....

Mental health situations and suicides continue to shake our communities. These tragic events challenge our basic assumptions and leave families, co-workers and friends questioning what more ways could we learn to understand and support those impacted.

First Responders - Policing, Fire Fighters, Emergency Medical Services, and 911 Dispatch respond to hundreds of thousands of these calls, doing their very best to save lives or comfort family members.

Mental illness has a direct relationship with suicide, criminal offences, and civil unrest. Our Correctional Officers (dealing with convicted criminals} and our Military Personnel (combating terrorism around the world) also face many challenges invoked by the sights, sounds, and residual damage.

On September 27th, 2018, Legacy Place Society www.legacyplacesociety.com in collaboration with Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Fire Rescue Services, Alberta Health Services, and Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be co-hosting the 2nd annual "YEG First Responder/Military Personnel Mental Health/Suicide Awareness Conference" in conjunction with World Suicide Prevention Day.

The objectives are to offer clinical support, promote healthy mindfulness, and share compelling stories of resiliency. This includes captivating your minds and hearts as we focus on the struggles of mental illness while providing a lens that encourages wellness and hope.

When we take the “I” out of illness and replace it with “We”, together it contributes to empowering wellness for the individual and family.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER:

Legacy Place is pleased to announce Roger Brown as the Key Note Speaker at the First Responder and Military Personnel Mental Wellness and Suicide Awareness Conference in Edmonton on September 27th, 2018.
Roger will share a compelling journey and message specific to many levels of response to some of New Brunswick's difficult headlines. "IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT"...We are often faced with challenges in both our personal and professional lives. Often, our decisions are far reaching and effect not only ourselves but the close to us and those we serve.
There is a critical component to the leadership required to deal with these events.... One that is often ignored. It's time to change our focus.A proud Newfoundlander, Roger Brown was a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for more than 36 years retiring on June 4th 2016 as an Assistant Commissioner and the Commanding Officer for the province of New Brunswick. His career took him across Canada and abroad while working in a variety of disciplines; general duty policing, federal policing, drug enforcement, academic, human relations, protective policing, and a member of the senior executive.
Roger was invested as an officer of the order of merit, received the Commissioner's commendation for his role in a major drug offload, was the recipient of the Michelle Comeau Award for exceptional leadership within the federal govt and most recently selected as one of 150 Canada's leading difference makers in the area of mental health.Roger guided his career based on a Theodore Rosevelt quote...."people don't care how much you know until they know how much you care"

SPEAKER:

Legacy Place is pleased to announce that Lieutenant-Colonel Adrian Norbash, Western Regional Lead for Mental Health in the Canadian Armed Forces will be speaking at the First Responder and Military Personnel Mental Wellness and Suicide Awareness Conference in Edmonton on September 27th.After obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University, Dr. Norbash attended medical school at the University of Calgary. Upon completion of Residency in 2004, Dr. Norbash initially served as a General Duty Medical Officer with a focus in Emergency and Operational Medicine. He deployed to Afghanistan in February, 2006 with the first Canadian battle group to engage in combat operations in the Kandahar region. Returning to the University of Calgary for psychiatry, Adrian is a now Clinical psychiatrist and the clinical lead in mental health for the Canadian Forces Health Services Group in Western Canada.

SPEAKER:

Legacy Place is please to present speaker Laurie Young who is with the Professional and Community Capacity Building team with Alberta Health Services Addiction and Mental Health - Edmonton Zone. Laurie holds a Master's of Counselling and is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and professional member of the Canadian Psychotherapy Association. She provides training and consultation to First Responders and members of the Military. Laurie is going to provide support to many real issues including stress, anxiety, depression, problematic substance use and other behaviors that contribute to sleep deprivation and strain on relationships.Her session will explore how work related trauma impacts individuals in their daily lives both inside and outside of the work environment. As well, explore how to improve the well-being of First Responders and Military Personnel by strengthening protective factors and fostering resilience against trauma reaction and suicide.

SPEAKER:

Legacy Place Society is pleased to have Dr Kelli Palfy share in Edmonton on the topic of “….and why am I here?” With over 13 years experience within the RCMP including the Integrated Child Sexual Exploitation Unit, and Integrated Gang Task Force Unit, Kelli has a significant amount of personal and professional experience to draw from. She will share on a number of aspects including what does “fit to work not look like”, “does getting into therapy help slow down and organize our thoughts and emotions so that nightmares could lessen?”, “removing the shame and what could it look like”.As a Registered Psychologist (4675), Dr Palfy runs a private practice in Edmonton offering counseling services to adults (individuals, couples and groups) struggling with issues associated to childhood abuse/neglect, life transitions, harassment in the workplace, chronic illness, anxiety and depression. She completed her doctoral internship at the Cross Cancer Institute where she worked with adults struggling with cancer diagnosis, grief, loss, issues of faith and other major life transitions.Dr Palfy has a strong interest in working with trauma related issues, specifically adult male survivors of sexual abuse; as well as issues associated to grief, loss and bullying and harassment in the workplace.

SPEAKER:

Legacy Place Society is pleased to have Suzette Brémault-Phillips speak in Edmonton. She is an Occupational Therapist and Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, at the University of Alberta who holds a PhD in Spirituality. Her research interests include medical rehabilitation; mental and spiritual health, fitness and resilience in military, veteran, first responder and civilian populations; aging and complex needs; inter-professional collaboration and capacity-building. An experienced clinician, educator, and researcher, she has provided service to individuals across the lifespan and health care continuum. She has taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels on topics of mental health, geriatrics, happiness, well-being, resilience and spirituality.

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Legacy Place Society is pleased to announce Shanda Harper who will be sharing on Trauma Yoga at the Edmonton conference on September 27. Shanda was a sworn member of the Calgary Police Service for 10 years and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.Shanda has specialized with additional training in Yin Yoga, Trauma Informed Yoga and in 2017 attended the Yoga for First Responders Training in Denver Colorado. She has blended these training’s and protocols to create a class that is culturally specific and trauma informed for first responders and military personnel. Shanda has blended her personal and professional experience to create a shared authentic experience providing tools for mental and physical fitness that provides support on and off the mat. For the purposes of our Edmonton conference, Shanda will share practical chair based and standing based posture techniques. No matt required.

SPEAKER:

Legacy Place Society is pleased to have Kirsty Langham as one of this years speakers. She will be speaking on the topic of “suicide...moving on after the unthinkable". Kirsty will share her story from two traumatic days; one of dispatching a police officer suicide and the second finding her police officer husband after he lost his life to suicide six weeks later. She will discuss how the trauma and diagnosis of Post Traumatic Stress Injury, Complicated Grief as well as being a young widow has impacted her life both from a work and outside of work perspective.Kirsty holds a Bachelor of Professional Arts in Criminal Justice which she achieved in 2015 during her time of recovery. She graduated from a four year program in two years with Honours. This was a vital key to her recovery for personal and work related viewpoints. She is currently in her twentieth year of work with Calgary 911 and holds the position of Team Lead.Kirsty has a strong passion for reducing the stigma surrounding suicide (specifically among First Responders), and mental illness. As well, how does the future look moving forward after trauma and grief.

SPEAKER:

Legacy Place Society is pleased to have Captain Ashley Collette speak at the Edmonton First Responders and Military Personnel Mental Wellness and Suicide Awareness Conference on Sept 27/18. Ashley Collette joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2002. She completed her undergraduate degree at Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, ON. Following her graduation, she served as an Infantry Officer in the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment in Petawawa, ON. Ashley deployed on Operation ATHENA as a platoon commander in Afghanistan from May to December 2010, and was awarded the Military Medal of Valour for demonstrating front line leadership that was critical to her soldiers' success during intense combat. Following her redeployment to Canada, Ashley was posted to Meaford ON, where she served as the training officer until she returned to study a Master of Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener, ON. Ashley was posted to Edmonton in 2015, where she works currently as a Social Work Officer. Her role focuses on providing therapeutic interventions for soldiers, in addition to clinical and administrative supervision of 14 mental health clinicians within the psychosocial department at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton. Ashley is currently completing her PhD at Royal Roads University part time, where she is focusing her research in the field of Posttraumatic Growth.

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FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Minimum age is 18. Yes ID is required to enter the event.

What are parking options?

There is sufficient free parking available on site.

What can I bring into the event?

First coffee and break is at about 10am.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

email info@legacyplacesociety.com

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

Yes

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