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  • Mental Health in the Workplace Mental Health in the Workplace

  • How can you support mental health in your workplace? From the largest corporations, to businesses with only one or two employees, knowing how to navigate mental health in the workplace is key to a vibrant and productive workforce.

    This full day workshop will focus on mental health in the workplace.

    7:30 am – 8:15 am Event Registration, Trade Show and Refreshments
    8:15 am – 9:00 am Presentation by Chris Windle from Alberta Health Services
    Topic – Reducing Stress
    9:00 am – 11:00 am Presentation by Erin Eden and Deborah Nilsen from WCB
    Topic – Psychological Injuries in the Workplace
    11:00 am – 12:00 pm Q & A with Vinto Vizza and Myles Fletcher from OH&S
    12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch and Trade Show
    1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Diana Sim from Volunteer Lethbridge
    Topic – The Power of Volunteering
    1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Dr. Mark Slomp from the University of Lethbridge
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    2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Laura Morden from the Lethbridge College
    Topic – Mental Health Strategies on Campus
    2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Coffee Break
    2:45 pm – 4:00pm Panel Discussion Moderated by Lindsay Spadavecchia from Alberta Innovates. Guests include Jefferson Gardner from InBridge Inc, Mark Vella from SIX08 Health and Peter Imholf from Family Centre.
    4:00 pm Closing Remarks

    This event will include lunch, network building opportunities and a tradeshow featuring workplace mental health resources. This will count toward CPHR required professional development hours.

    Register online




  • Top 40 Under Forty: Angela Suntjens Top 40 Under Forty: Angela Suntjens

    Angela Suntjens is different because she is a one woman show. She owns and operates Dryland Custom Fabrication completely on her own. Angela is a trained fabricator and welder but also an accomplished metal artist. 

    All of Angela’s work is done freehand, she does not use any sort of computer aided cutting in any of her work which means that her work is not only original, it is completely 100% handmade and custom. 

    Giving back to the community is important to Angela. She works to make sure all of her material is locally sourced and that the local community is the first to benefit from anything Dryland can offer or help with. 

    Raised on a farm in central Alberta, Angela has been welding for almost as long as she can recall. She attended Lethbridge College to become a trained welder, after which she worked building trailers.

    Angela later returned to Lethbridge College and earned a diploma in Sociology. She moved on to the University of Lethbridge where she earned a dual Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Philosophy and Psychology in only three years. After earning her BASc, Angela began working on her Masters. Angela turned down a PhD position to stay in Lethbridge and open Dryland Custom Fabrication. 

    Angela volunteers her time and resources to help those who are temporarily left without the means to provide for themselves. She has donated several pieces to local auctions, and supports the woman’s shelter as well as the food bank. She also offers repair services free of charge to at risk individuals.

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