Wednesday, October 21, 2020

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. In-Person

7:00-8:00 p.m. Online




Join us on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Caffiend Coffee 14132 28th Ave SW Edmonton AB T6W3Y9

$10.00 per ticket

Proceeds will be donated to OSI-CAN ASK Alberta

(First Responder Peer Support Group partnered with Canadian Mental Health Association)

To purchase your ticket through Eventbrite, please click here.

E-Transfers are also accepted, please send to

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. 

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?

Guest Speaker: Mike Skinner

When human beings experience significant trauma, it’s not uncommon for their lives to unravel. 


For the past 28 years, Mike has had the privilege of being a Firefighter/Advanced Care Paramedic and has witnessed this unravelling first-hand, many times. However, when he found himself in a position where his life and career were unravelling, none of his experiences prepared him for the journey ahead and how to deal with the problems that would be associated with OSI/PTSI.


Mike’s life has been a myriad of experiences with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Today, he’s humbled to be a husband, a father, a peer and the Provincial Coordinator of OSI-CAN (AB), a community-based peer support initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association. OSI-CAN is a program that empowers veterans and first responders to be self-determined in finding better mental health through supports that promote recovery, resiliency and growth.

Inspired By:


Jocelyn Davison

Elevate yourself, elevate one another, and elevate your community.

Elevate was started as a way to create connection and impact, with ourselves, one another, and our community.

For more information on Monthly Events and Impact Events please visit The Virtual Effect


Gary and Colette Benoit

Edmonton, Alberta​

t. 780.916.7734​



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