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IAHSS Alberta Chapter Conference 2023

Date: October 12, 2023

Baymont by Wyndham

4311 49 Ave, Red Deer AB, T4N-5Y7

Registration begins at 07:30-08:30 am

1st speaker at 09:00 am


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2023 Conference Speakers

Kim Colegrove
Navigating Resilience: How to rebuild your inner reserves and find your way to wellbeing

Kim Colegrove lost her husband to suicide less than three months after he retired from a 30-year law enforcement career. Kim created Pause First Academy to help other first responders, so their families will never have to experience what she and her family endured. She is the author of Mindfulness for Warriors: Empowering First Responders to Reduce Stress and Build Resilience, and the upcoming book titled Wellness, Warrior-Style: Empowering veterans and first responders to heal trauma and navigate resilience.


Kim is an experienced keynote speaker, and in 2022 she was awarded the Mid-America CIT (Critical Incident Team) Teacher of the Year award. She previously taught mindfulness in corporate settings such as Garmin International, United Way, Department of Veterans Affairs, and The National Court Reporters Association. After her husband’s death, Kim turned her attention to helping warriors learn how to cope with stress and trauma.

Jeff Young
Healthcare Security supporting Trauma Informed Care

Jeff Young CHPA, CPP is GardaWorld’s National Director for Healthcare. In this senior role, Jeff has general oversight for program development, operational excellence, and business development for the healthcare vertical. Jeff also serves as a subject matter expert as called upon to our GardaWorld team and healthcare clients across the Country in support of ensuring leading practices and current industry trend monitoring.


Prior to joining GardaWorld, Jeff founded and led an independent global consulting firm specializing in the complex world of healthcare security related risk. And before that, Jeff had a long and distinguished career as the health organizations executive lead including as one of the largest scope healthcare protection programs in North America.


Professionally, Jeff is a Life member of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) having served two Board terms, including that as the President and Chairperson of the Board. Jeff continues to be actively engaged today as the founding and current chair of the IAHSS Data Warehouse Project.

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