Badge of Life Canada - “Community Healing & Rebuilding”
Cost: $50/person Price – includes continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments
Students/additional family members $25 cost/person
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
- Police, Fire, EMS & Corrections Personnel
- OACP, Senior Officers’ Association and Police Services Board Members
- Medical & Health Care Professionals
- Employee Assistance & Wellness Providers
- First Nations Support Workers
- Clergy & Spiritual Counselors’
- Human Resource Professionals
- Addiction & Substance Abuse Professionals
- Educators & Social Workers
- Family and community members
Please Note: Family & community are especially welcome to this event. Sharing information is necessary for a balanced and healthy home, work environment and community promoting mental and physical wellness throughout.
Students and additional family members must send a direct message to email@example.com to qualify for the $25/person event registration outside of this electronic sign up.
Anyone with specific food allergies or requirements must contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 15, 2018 for any special food arrangements.
This conference is brought to Mississauga, ON via collaborative funding through a LHIN Grant in conjunction with the PORTICO Community Church
08:30 am - Introduction
Badge of Life Canada - Who We Are & What We Do?
09:00 am - Panel Discussion
“Understanding PTSD within First Responders”
Barbara L. Anschuetz Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, RP, CTS
Barbara, the Clinical Director The Trauma Centre, Registered Psychotherapist and holds a Doctorate Degree in Counselling Psychology.
Gary Rubie, Director, Badge of Life Canada
Lynne Rusk, Administration Director, Badge of Life Canada
10:10 am - Networking Break
”Spirituality In Healing”
Ralph Walking Wolf, Great Lakes Senator, Metis Nation of Ontario
Overview: Spirituality and the healing journey from a Metis perspective.
11:10 am - Networking Break
”I Just Showed Up”
Presenter: Yvonne Heath, RN, Author,
Overview: Grief shows no mercy. Grief and Loss are a part of life. Together we will explore how to live life to the fullest, learn to grieve and support others and have “The Talk” about end of life, long before it arrives and diffuse the fear.
12:15 pm Networking Opportunity & Lunch
”Distinguishing Moral Injury from PTSD”
Syd Gravel, M.O.M., S.Sgt. (Ret.), Author, Senior Advisor, Badge of Life Canada
Brad McKay, S.Sgt. (Ret.), Author, Senior Advisor, Badge of Life Canada
Overview: Moral injury is "the pain that results from damage to a person's moral foundation" or an erosion of "a sense of goodness and humanity" that many officers involved in shootings experience.
2:00 pm - Networking Break
“Managing Moral Injury Through Spiritual Guidance”
Rev. Michael Clarke, C.M., M.Div., BA
Overview: Exploring the challenges of spiritual/religious teachings versus personal values versus experiences as a First Responder.
3:00 pm - Panel Discussion
”Community Initiatives Connecting the Community with First Responders”
Moderator: Rev. Michael Clark, C.M., M.Div., BA
Rev. Ralph Mills, B.Th. MTS, Lead Pastor River Oaks Community Church
Natalie Beukema, Halton Region Police Officer, former RCMP, Studying at Masters College and Seminary
Hillar Alkok, Chaplain Toronto Police Service, Badge of Life Canada, Henley House LTC
Gerrald McMillan, Chaplain, RCMP ‘O’ Division, OPP General Headquarters & Central Region
Imām Shaykh Imran Ally - TARIC Islamic Centre; Chaplain - Peel Regional Police
4:00 pm Closing Remarks