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This year we are hosting a virtual expo. You can hang out on the expo floor, network with other like minded individuals and visit booths hosted by our community allies.
We are incredibly grateful to have Jenesia kicking off the 2nd annual Love Letter to Men Summit
Between Jenesa’s sultry knockdown vocals, Alexander’s mastery of strings and their talent for tasteful harmonies, Jenesia is a must-see. A powerhouse of musical talent, they are skilled at evoking emotion, story-telling and connecting with their audiences. In addition to upbeat and romantic melodies, they offer songs that tackle such complex issues as poverty, addiction, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence with a tact and authenticity that doesn’t overwhelm. Drawing on personal experience, they use their music as a platform for awareness and justice, endeavouring to become a voice for the voiceless. Jenesia truly has an innate gift for transforming tragedy into something beautiful.
Welcome and evening overview
Salvi and Wesley
Wesley Jones and Salvi Cammarata are suicide prevention advocates, as well as suicide attempt survivors. In this session they will ask each other a few questions about their experiences with suicide to try and provide some insight on what it was like, and what they needed during that time of their life.
Fran and Jenna
This converation will feature two Fly-in, Fly-out (FIFO) workers who will share their lived experiences of the FIFO lifestyle. They will provide insight into the unique challenges of being a FIFO worker and how it affects their lives. They will share the physical and mental health strain that comes with spending long periods away from home, the loneliness and isolation, and the difficulty in maintaining relationships with family, friends, and partners. They will also provide information on the financial and career benefits of working a FIFO job, as well as the ways that they cope with the difficulties of the lifestyle to try and find balance.
Greg Kettner is a TEDx Speaker, WorkHappy Coach & Trainer who helps organizations increase revenue, retain their top employees, and create a culture of mental health mindfulness with his #workhappy program.
Over his 27-year sales career, he has sold over $12 million in products and services for the National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, Nike and SAP.
‘The Power of Laughter’ empowers and inspires organizations and audiences around the world to be the very best they can be. His passionate stories will engage you, make you laugh and touch a tender part of your heart too.
Greg is also a world-class connector who has had beers with Wayne Gretzky, shared the stage with Robin Williams and almost knocked over Queen Elizabeth II.
My life story including my NHL day’s and a suicde attempt. Playing in the pressure packed NHL while dealing with mental illness. Living with 20 years of undiagnosed PTSD, BUT, more importantly my tools for keeping a balanced life today.
Evening Close and Take aways