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Here are some video replays of our Conference Speakers.
In his talk, David will speak about his 30 years of research and work with dads in all their diversity as well as his 34 years as a dad who continues to be raised by 4 (now adult) daughters. The session will invite participants to better understand how the lessons our children teach us as dads can be good for our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
OSI-CAN is a community-based peer support initiative, first created in January 2016, in Saskatchewan as a partnership between the Canadian Mental Health Association (SK) and The Royal Canadian Legion (Saskatchewan Command). OSI-CAN is designed to assist our military, first responder and public safety personnel through conscious connections and group support in dealing with Operational and Post Traumatic Stress.
In 2019, the program expanded to include Manitoba and the Alberta A.S.K peer support groups, with OSI-CAN now operating more than 20 groups across three provinces. The OSI-CAN Peer Support Initiative offers community-based peer support groups, family support groups, assistance with service dog acquisition and referrals to equine therapy programs.
FIFO work refers to remote camp work where workers are required to fly in and fly out to work and work away from home and their families.
This type of work poses unique challenges to workers and their families. The mental health struggles that can arise from the isolation from family, role transitions from work life to home life, societal stereotypes of masculinity and stigmas creating barriers to seeking help. We unpack all this through storytelling to give you a snapshot of FIFO life and to provide workers and their families with tools to thrive in this lifestyle. We are FIFO4REAL.
Post-traumatic growth is more than recovering, it is about reconfiguration and becoming a better person than you were before the injury occurred. My journey from battling my demons to purging my nightmares in artwork is shared through images based on calls I have attended as a paramedic and firefighter. I will share how my job nearly destroyed my life and, although this is my story, you may connect with them through your own experiences and realize you are not alone in how you are feeling.