2019 Conferences

First Responder & Military Personnel Mental Wellness & Suicide Awareness Conferences

A shared opportunity for all from police, fire, EMS, 9-1-1, military, corrections, peace officers, sheriffs, fish and wildlife officers, commercial vehicle enforcement, animal and bylaw officers, security personnel, and front line medical workers and their families to come together in one place to remember the people we have lost to suicide, recognize many today are still suffering in silence, and identify what we can do as a collective to build resiliency and healthy workplaces through awareness and education.

First Responders and Military Personnel are key stakeholders for our safe and healthy communities, and often fail to recognize they too also require support and care to ensure their health for a long career as well as life after their service.

Please join us this year to learn more about the topic of suicide, the most common concerns around mental health and addictions, how to build resiliency in today’s fast-paced world and be a part of the network that is promoting understanding and compassion to reduce stigma and foster hope.

For the purposes of communication consistency and ease of administrative activity on Legacy Place, the following approach will be used for our upcoming noted Conferences:

While noted with different titles, both conferences are for those employed, retired, Veterans, health care supports or family supports (over age of 16) to the First Responder and Military Personnel.

Unless otherwise directed from within your place of employment, Legacy Place is asking all participants to purchase their ticket on line as per the noted links in advance. 

Our sponsorship asks and funding decisions are in the review que.  When the funds have been confirmed and dispersed to Legacy Place Society, and once total costs of the Conferences have been reconciled, Legacy Place will then draw a yet to be determined number of paid tickets to be reimbursed. 

Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.  Diana Festejo  Executive Director Legacy Place Society 403-201-9945


On September 19, 2019 Legacy Place Society, in collaboration with the Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department, Alberta Health Services-Emergency Medical Services, Calgary Emergency Management Association and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be co-hosting the fourth annual First Responder Suicide Awareness Conference in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.  Agenda is forthcoming.  CALGARY 2019 DETAILS


On September 26, 2019 Legacy Place Society, in collaboration with the Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Fire Rescue, Alberta Health Services-Emergency Medical Services and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police will be co-hosting the First Responder and Military Personnel Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Conference in recognition of World Suicide Prevention Day.  Agenda is forthcoming.  EDMONTON 2019 DETAILS 



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