Badge of Life Canada / Insigne de vie Canada - "Community Healing & Rebuilding"

par Badge of Life Canada

  • mardi, 17 avril 2018 de 8:00 Matin à 4:00 Après-midi (HAA)
  • Portico Community Church 1814 Barbertown Road, Mississauga, ON L5M 4X9

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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


  • 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  to qualify for the $25/person event registration outside of this electronic sign up.

Anyone with specific food allergies or requirements must contact 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

10:30 am 

”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

11:30 am  

”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

1:00 pm       

”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

2:20 pm       

“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

Imam Shaykh Imran Ally - TARIC Islamic Centre; Chaplain - Peel Regional Police

4:00 pm  Closing Remarks 



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Portico Community Church
1814 Barbertown Road, Mississauga, ON L5M 4X9

17 avril 2018
mardi, 17 avril 2018 8:00 Matin (HAA)


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Badge of Life Canada is a peer-led charitable volunteer organization committed to supporting police and corrections personnel who are dealing with psychological injuries diagnosed from service.