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                    Schedule at a glance  - For further details regrading presentations or for speakers bio's please click on the tab below. 


Agenda

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Please note that some topics may contain sensitive content which may be triggering

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome to the Congress!

8:50am-9:50am

Keynote: How Stories Heal - We will be unlocking the power and meaning of of story to influence, inspire and save lives. 

Keynote Speakers: Shelli Varela

9:55am-10:55am

keynote: Wellness-Fitness, Nutrition, and Mental well-being - How physical activity, nutrition and mental wellness are interconnected and the impact it has on our overall health and well-being 

Keynote speaker: Fern MacLeod

10:55am-11:15am

Morning Break

11:15am - 12:15pm

Keynote: No Leader is an Island - Mentoring is absolutely a two-way street of both accepting and offering Leadership. Mentoring others gives Leaders the opportunity to start building a legacy and ultimately, the chance to change a culture

keynote Speaker: Brian Knowler

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

Breakout Options

1A -  Hope, Love & Loss: Creating a Pathway to healing - Melissa Lyons

1B - The Connected Warrior - Why the Middle Way is the true path of first responders - Scott Hewlett

1C - Moral Injury in First Responders - Bruce Lacillade

1D - Standing Shoulder to Shoulder: The Wellness Response for Police after Canada's Largest Mass Murder - Deepak Prasad

2:30pm-2:45pm

Afternoon Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Options

2A - Stronger Together - Inspiring change is a team effort - Laura Kloosterman

2B - Yoga - Tools to Balance Mind and Body - Mindy and Chris Piva

2C - The Sky Resiliency Program - a powerful tool for OSI, PTSD and building Resilience - Spencer Delisle

2D - Suicide prevention, intervention, postvention - Beth Kelln

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

End of Day 1

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Please note that some topics may contain sensitive content which may be triggering

8:30am-8:45am

Welcome to Day Two of the Congress!

8:50am-9:50am

Beyond Critical Incidents - The unintended consequences of focusing on Trauma  - Anchored in decades of experience in the field of peer support, Grenier provides his audience with pragmatic advise 

Keynote Speaker: Stephane Grenier

9:55am - 10:55AM

Breaking Down the Stigma - Nick offers an open, vulnerable and candid discussion of his struggles with Mental Illness and suicide and takes you on a journey of resilience and survival nd what he has learned. 

Keynote Speaker: Nick Petrella

10:55am - 11:15am

Morning Break

11:15am  - 12:15pm

Shi(f)t Happens - Explore frameworks of health and the role and value laying a foundation for us to navigate adversity and how the science of mindfulness offers us an opportunity to focus in a way that serves our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.

Keynote Speaker: Wendy Lund 

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM 

Breakout Options

3A - Making Shi(F)t Happen - Wendy Lund

3B - Don't just Survive, Thrive! A holistic approach to wellbeing at work & at Home - Jennifer McMaster

3C - Normalizing Mental Health in the Workplace for Frontline workers & First Responders - Jill Dennison

3D - The intersection between Peer Support and CISM - Stephane Grenier and Nate Stahle

2:30pm - 2:45 pm

Afternoon Break

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakout Options

4A - Building Valhalla - Utilizing strong peer support in the management of PTSD and Traumatic Stress - Graham Bettes

4B - Staying Connected in a Disconnected world - Daniel Saugh

4C - Emergency Management/Response to Crisis/Critical Incidents Stress - William J, Timmons

4D - Lived Experience and recovery - One cops journey from diagnosis of PTSD and Addiction - to Recovery - Jeff Elvish

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

End of day 2

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Please note that some topics may contain sensitive content which may be triggering

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome to the Third and Final Day of the Congress!

8:50am - 9:50am

The Family Healing Journey Through PTS(D): Integrative Mind Body Medicine Approach  - A look at the spouse and extended families role to manage triggers and healing while the first responder fights their internal battle

Keynote Speaker: Dr Elizabeth Bolen

9:55am - 10:55am

Better than Before - Times of significant change or crisis always reveal the tragic reality that the future is seldom a static point of time. 

keynote Speaker: John Robertson

10:55am - 11:15am 

Break

11:15am - 12:15pm

TBA


12:15pm - 12:30pm

Closing remarks

12:30-1:00pm


or

1:00-5pm (optional)

Living work's Safe talk Suicide prevetion 

Boxed lunch

 LivingWorks safeTALK is a 4-hour training that equips people to be more alert to persons thinking of suicide and better able to connect them with further help. This talk is limited to 30 spots and you must email [email protected] to pre-register


PLEASE NOTE: The Congress Agenda is subject to change at any time.