Jasper Mental Health Summit - Backing the Thin Line


The Jasper Fire Department in partnership with CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health and the OFC (Office of the Fire Commissioner) and AFCA (Alberta Fire Chiefs Association) is excited to announce the Jasper Mental Health Summit aimed at providing mental health education, awareness and a mental wellness retreat, for Community Helpers, Alberta Fire Fighters and all First Responders.


The Jasper Mental Health Summit features two distinct streams; Community Helpers and First Responders. Each stream aims to bring up-to- date Mental Health and Wellness information and resources to summit attendees. Throughout the weekend numerous educational seminars will assist community helpers and emergency workers in understanding and positively managing the occupational stressors they will encounter during their work and home lives.

This event will take place on May 12 – 14 th at the world renowned Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The three day summit will offer a variety of informational/educational sessions, as well as a number of social activities including a Meet and Greet BBQ, a Golf Tournament, guided Cycle Tour, Yoga/Spa afternoon, a 5 k Fun Run, and a formal Gala Fundraiser with featured entertainment.

We are excited to welcome a number of expert speakers and facilitators including, Dr Beena Thomas (CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health, Deanne Lennox (Warhorse Foundation) Bill/Lynne Rusk and Syd Gravel (Badge of Life Canada) Dr Nick Carlton (University of Regina) Jay Davies (Edmonton FD), Bernie Van Tighem (Lakeland College), Jason McKeown and Dr Jeff Sych etc.

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us in Jasper on May 12th; rooms may be pre-booked at the Fairmont JPL (780)852-3301 and the Best Western Jasper Inn by calling (780)852-4461 – or www.stayinjasper.com.  Don’t delay, rooms are very limited!

For more information contact: Greg Van Tighem at (780)931-0075