Upcoming Town Halls

How to help your child through the pandemic: What should you know? What should you do?

Date: May 28th, 2020 10:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM CST, 12:00 PM CDT, 13:00 PM EST, 14:00 PM AST, 14:30 NL

For everyone parenting is full of highs and lows. Parenting as public safety personnel  has some added elements that can contribute to heightened emotions. In the face of the current pandemic, we live in an environment where being a parent may be even more challenging. As such, it is important for parents to be provided education and information that can help them understand the feelings and thoughts they are having as well as their children. In this short town hall attendees will learn about thoughts, feelings, and behaviour and how they are connected. The latter will be applied to the experiences and situations that are unfolding. Attendees will also be provided strategies that can be employed if they are struggling with their current situation. We will end with an opportunity to ask questions.

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Stress and Emergency Management

Date: June 4th, 2020- 10:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM CST, 12:00 PM CDT, 13:00 PM EST, 14:00 PM AST, 14:30 NSTkj


Jeff Sych

Registered Psychologist
CEO of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation- Canada Inc.
Clinical Director of the Alberta Critical Incident Provincial Network


Emergency management personnel are exposed to large scale events of long duration and high intensity. Often the roles within the EOC require personnel to step out of their normal operational roles. Their roles place them at the front line of planning, organizing and implementing a response to events that rapidly change and have unpredictable outcomes.

While a certain amount of stress is normal, emergency management personnel are in a unique position of being impacted by the stress related to the event, organizational and operational stress, and by the likelihood that the events are impacting their own community and perhaps personally.

This presentation will address the aspects of stress that Emergency Management Personnel face, as well as provide pragmatic ways of increasing their resistance and resiliency to the effects of stress.

Register Here!: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6385762730671054862

PSP Leadership & Mental Health: Part 2 - Question and Answer Session

Date: June 11th, 2020- 10:00 AM PST, 11:00 AM CST, 12:00 PM CDT, 13:00 PM EST, 14:00 PM AST, 14:30 NST


Randy Mellow

Chief, Peterborough Paramedic Service

President, Paramedic Chiefs of Canada

Member, CIPSRT Public Safety Steering Committee

Dr. Ronald D. Camp II, Ph.D., ICD.D

Co-academic Director, ICD/Rotman Directors Education Program (SK)

Associate professor (leadership & Governance), UofR Hill-Levene Schools of Business


This Question and Answer Session will provide additional discussion to Virtual Town Hall held on May 7, 2020, CIPSRT titled PSP Leadership & Mental Health (to view the Part 1 recording, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5231826376406792716). Part 1 focused on the stresses that PSP and their leadership face. The presenters discussed some best practices for how leaders can create positive work environments.

In this follow-up town hall, a panel of leaders will be taking your questions on how to apply those best practices to your workplace. This question and answer session, offers a unique opportunity to explore issues that you have experienced in the workplace while learning new skills that can help you improve your work environment.

CIPSRT is asking interested PSP and PSP leadership to submit questions or scenarios prior to the Question & Answer Session. With advanced notice, the panel will be able to provide robust and useful solutions. Privacy will be maintained for anyone who submits a question or scenario; panelists will only be given the question and identify the sector. You do not need to attend the event to have your question answered. If you are unable to attend, you can view your question and the panel’s response on the CIPSRT recording.

Time permitting, additional questions or scenarios may be allowed during the Question and Answer Session. Submit your question to the panel by emailing covid19@cipsrt-icrtsp.ca by June 4, 2020.

Register Here!: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4909301133491657996

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