An evening to bring together those working the front line, to talk, listen, share, and connect. As members working the front line and supporters of these members, we have a unique thread that links us all together and there is a powerful strength that happens when we come together and build relationships with one another.
Are you a member of the front line? Are you a family member or close friend of someone on the front line?
Are you looking to connect with others?
Looking to share your story and feel heard and supported?
Feeling alone and like nobody understands what you are going through?
THIS EVENING IS FOR YOU
What you can expect:
You will hear from a different guest speaker each month who will share their stories and experiences. As well, participants are encouraged to share and connect and build relationships and connections. It is a night with no expectations, just a safe space for us to connect.
Community Event proceeds donated to OSI-CAN ASK Peer Support Group through the Canadian Mental Health Association.
Join us Wednesday, July 21, 2021 Hybrid Event (In-person and online)
6:30-8:30 p.m. in person at Caffiend Coffee 14132 28 Ave SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 3Y9
7:00-8:15 p.m. online via Zoom
Guest Speaker: Jenn Oleksyn
Jenn Oleksyn went to Paramedic school right out of high school. She was among the youngest in the graduating class and went straight to work in rural Newfoundland after graduation. She worked in remote locations for private services, hospital bases and eventually shifted to remote work camps. She came to Alberta in 2012 to work oil and gas clinics and has been here in Edmonton since.
After a 100lb weight loss journey Jenn made a shift from working as a Primary Care Paramedic to working in the fitness industry helping people with fitness and nutrition. She saw the shift as helping people be preventative with their health instead of showing up after people were already in crisis.
This shift in careers would change the trajectory of her life. She discovered an unknown passion for entrepreneurship, community and a discovered a different outlook on life. Today she's the owner/operator of Caffiend coffee with her husband Allen. She'll be sharing her story of resiliency, adaptability and how important it is to follow your dreams.