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Mar 16, 2018 8:30 am
Feb 17, 2018 4:00 pm
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The Anvil Centre
Stenberg College
777 Columbia Street, New Westminster

Be the Change: Changing Attitudes | Seeking Solutions | Taking Action

Stenberg College is hosting Be the Change, a free conference aimed at Changing Attitudes, Seeking Solutions, Taking Action. Over two days, our lineup of renowned and experienced speakers will discuss: Truth and Reconciliation, Homelessness, The Opioid Crisis and Resistance, Resilience & Recovery. This conference aims to promote solutions-based dialogue and provide the tools to make a positive difference in the lives of people who struggle with mental health and addictions challenges. The time to act is now - educate and empower yourself and others. Be the change and make the world a better place.

Speakers include Hon. Judy Darcy (MLA, Minister for Mental Health); Dina Lambright (Aboriginal Health Lead, Fraser Health); Duane Howard (Spiritual Advisor, Cultural Healer & Actor); Chief Ernie Crey (Cheam First Nation); Judy Graves (Housing & Homelessness Advocate); Stefania Seccia (Journalist/Managing Editor, Megaphone Magazine); David Wells (Chair of Aboriginal Homeless Steering Committee); Shayne Williams (Executive Director, Lookout Housing & Health Society); Michelle Jansen (Founder, Brandon Jansen Foundation); Darwin Fisher (Program Coordinator, Insite, PHS Community Services Society); Dr. Christy Sutherland (MD CCFP dABAM, Medical Director, PHS Community Services Society); Dr. Evan Wood (MD, PhD, ABIM, FRCPC, ABAM Diplomat, BC Centre on Substance Abuse); Hon. Melanie Mark (MLA, Minister of Advanced Education); Dr. Vikki Reynolds (PhD, RCC); and Bif Naked (Rock Star, Writer, Humanitarian, Motivational Speaker).

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