Past Events

4th Annual
Invisible Wounds Conference
for First Responders

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Best Western Plus Walkerton Hotel and Conference Centre
10 East Ridge Road
Walkerton, ON, NOG 2V0
The Invisible Wounds Conference for First Responders will provide opportunities to increase awareness of how to build resiliency skills to help deal with occupational stress injuries that are inherent in your profession. Speakers, most with lived experience, will share how Peer Support and learned coping skills assist in prevention and recovery.

This conference will assist First Responders interested in learning about and addressing relationships issues, anger, and mental health challenges, including, but not limited to, hypervigilance, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, PTSI, and PTSD.
Download the Event brochure for a list of Speakers and Presentations

 

An Evening of Appreciation
In recognition and appreciation of our First Responders
 
Held on April 27th, 2019
This event recognized and showed appreciation for our First Responders
with an evening of entertainment at Teeswater Town Hall.

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Invisible Wounds Conference
for First Responders
 
This event took place
Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Best Western PLUS Walkerton Hotel & Conference Centre

Walkerton, ON

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for this Conference

Invisible Wounds Conference for
Health  Care Professionals 
 
This event took place
Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Best Western PLUS Walkerton Hotel & Conference Centre

Walkerton, ON

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for this Conference

Invisible Wounds Conference - 2017

This event took place Oct. 27, 2017

Best Western Governor’s Inn, Kincardine ON

Speakers from across the province discussed recovery from occupational stress injuries, substance abuse and addiction, and mental health challenges including post-traumatic stress injuries, and PTSD.  Individuals with lived experience described tools which enabled them to fight their demons, repair broken relationships, cope with returning to work, and deal effectively with ongoing workplace and life stressors.

Kincardine Fire Chief Kent Padfield, MC for the Invisible Wounds Conference 2017, was joined by speakers Randi-Mae Staford Leibold, Bill Burton, Natalie Nowkawalk, Bryan Stevens of Frontline Forward, Shaun Taylor and Jill Foster of #IGOTYOURBACK911, Doug Pflug recently retired Sergent from Guelph Police Services, and Fire Captain Jeff Balch at City of Barrie

(Photo by Barb McKay of the Kincardine Independent.  See articles by Barb McKay in our "Articles" section)

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