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Monday, February 21, 2011

TEMA Conference

I will be one of the keynote speaker at the Halifax conference and it will be hopefully as good as the one that happened in Toronto.
Welcome to tema.ca
We help those who spend their lives helping you.
  • It is estimated that 8% of Canadians suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
  • Our research indicates that this number is two to three times higher within the emergency services sectors. 
  • 16% to 24% of our emergency services personnel suffer with Post Trauatic Stress Disorder.
  • We also estimate this number to be low due to the stigma associated with seeking and accepting help!

Sometimes those who save lives need to heal!
The men and women of our emergency and military services see tragic events every day.  They witness human suffering up close and it sometimes becomes very difficult to cope with the aftermath.

Smells, sounds and reliving witnessed events create lasting painful memories that haunt these men and women for life.  It is their legacy for helping others in times of human suffering.

The Tema Conter Memorial Trust was established to end the silence and ease the suffering.

Through research, education, training, and through the provision of peer and psychological support, we aim to help these men and women when they need it most.
Help us, help them. 

"Emergency services and military personnel witness traumatic events as part of their daily routine.  Yet they continue to perform their essential duty of saving lives -- often in the face of unspeakable tragedy. 

So unspeakable, in fact, that many of these heroic individuals struggle quietly with the physical, psychological and emotional effects of their jobs.

The Tema Conter Memorial Trust was established to end the silence and ease the suffering. The charity was founded by Mr. Vince Savoia, an attending paramedic at the murder scene of Ms. Tema Conter in 1988. 

Upon coping with post-traumatic stress as a result of this horrible episode, Mr. Savoia created the Tema Conter Memorial Trust.

The trusts purpose is two-fold: to honour the memory of Ms. Tema Conter and call attention to the psychological trauma encountered by emergency services and military personnel.  These courageous and compassionate individuals are haunted by the scenes they encounter on a regular basis, and they need our help."

Because heroes are human.

The date for the Halifax Gala is Thursday, May 19, 2011.  

1 comment:

  1. I had the privilege of listening to you speak at the Educational Conference in Toronto and all I can say is WOW.
    WE spoke briefly about shopping centers in my area and now I'm wishing I had asked if you planned on being in the Vancouver area anytime soon and would you consider speaking to my class?