Centre for Suicide Prevention and Millbrook Technologies Inc Launch River of Life

Centre for Suicide Prevention and Millbrook Technologies Inc Launch River of Life











Calgary, Alberta (Vocus) September 9, 2010

Canadians join world-wide efforts to acknowledge World Suicide Prevention Day. East and West have come together in a partnership to help prevent the growing rate of Aboriginal youth suicide.

The Centre for Suicide Prevention developed the content materials and Millbrook Technologies brought these to life in the first ever online Aboriginal suicide prevention training program in the world.

Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations says, “The River of Life is a practical tool that will be instrumental in building resiliency in communities and we are proud to support this initiative.”

This unique online training program is “Excellent! Covers a difficult topic related to different pieces of history. It has a message of resiliency and hope… it inspires you to do something” (C.E. Bird).

This course is “so much what people are hungry for, looking exactly for this content” (J.S., Youth Health Educator).

Centre for Suicide Prevention

The Centre for Suicide Prevention (CSP) is an education centre specializing in curricula development, training, and providing library and information services. The purpose of the Centre is to inform and equip people with additional knowledge and skills in the prevention of suicide.

“We are hopeful that ongoing discussions with government may result in financial support for this ‘one-of-a-kind’, first ever, online Aboriginal suicide prevention course. How truly proud we are, as Canadians, to offer this to our international friends” (Diane Yackel, CSP Executive Director).

Millbrook Technologies Inc.

Millbrook Technologies Inc. is located in Nova Scotia, Canada and is owned by the Millbrook First Nation. Millbrook Technologies Inc. specializes in the customization of advanced technologies and building unique courseware.

Who should take the program?

The prevention of Aboriginal youth suicide is a community effort and therefore prevention responsibility should not be left to a single person. Front line workers are obviously those directly involved in the health and well being of the youth in their community.

Mental health workers, addiction counsellors, nurses, youth counsellors, community outreach workers, family members and social services personnel are some of those occupations who should be equipped with the skills to identify and enhance the protective factors that will mitigate the risk of suicide.

In addition, we recommend that police officers, teachers, Friendship Centre staff, probation officers, correctional services workers, foster parents, Elders, band council members and clergy also participate.

Unfortunately too many communities wait until they are in crisis to mobilize their resources. The River of Life program has been designed to provide training to a very diverse group of people within the community to work together in the development of community based strategies. The knowledge provided and skills acquired will result in a positive preventative community action plan.

For more information or to register please go to http://www.riveroflifeprogram.ca

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Leading Government Officials and Industry Players Flock to the 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums

Leading Government Officials and Industry Players Flock to the 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums










Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) July 21, 2005

The 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums (http://gov.wowgao.com), being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa on August 30 & 31, 2005 features an exciting lineup of speakers and conference delegates. Endorsed by the Honorable Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin and the Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty; these forums are quickly being established as the leading IT events for government and health sectors.

As two leading IT events under one roof, these forums provide the perfect opportunity to discover and learn about new technologies and initiatives specifically developed for the government and health-related sectors within North America. The conferences will focus on emerging and relevant issues including, Interoperability Trends in e-Government, Government to Citizen (G2C) Electronic Service Delivery, e-Health, New Strategies for Government Portals, Privacy and Security, IT Outsourcing by Government and many others.

Conference sessions will be presented and discussed by leading government officials and industry executives, who are key players in delivering solutions for government and health sectors. Conference speakers include:

*Walter Bilyk, Head of Technology & Business Solutions, Community Services I&IT Cluster, Province of Ontario

*Hon. Andrew Thomson, Minister of Learning and Information Technology, Government of Saskatchewan

*Alec Campbell, Executive Director, Privacy & Policy Assessment, Government of Alberta    

*Rick Makos, President, Teradata Canada

*Frank Hart, Vice President, Government Solutions, EDS

*Bob Donofrio, Senior Manager, Government Markets, Accenture

These forums also feature various corporate sponsored networking activities, including a Luncheon Reception sponsored by Teradata Canada, to be held on the first day of the event. Come and network with potential clients, colleagues and peers in a great venue and promote your business to others.

The 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums are sponsored and promoted by many leading IT and media companies including Public Sector Technology and Management, Financegates.com, ePaymentnews Network, PRWeb, Backbone Magazine, ebizQ, Business News Americas, ProductionHUB, RFID Update, Integration Consortium, Pacific Telecommunications Council and many more.

Those interested in attending can now register at http://gov.wowgao.com/register/registration.php using promotion code PWEB to receive a free 1-Session Conference Pass or Conference Day Passes before tickets are sold out.

For more information on the 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forum, call 1-416-292-0038 ext. 821 or visit http://gov.wowgao.com

About WowGao Inc.

WowGao Inc. is a leading event management company that produces internationally renowned conferences and expositions that address the latest innovations and developments in the information technology industry. WowGao has successfully hosted the “The 2003 Ultimate Leading Edge IT Conferences & Expos”, “The 2004 Wireless & Mobile WorldExpo” “The 2004 e-Financial WorldExpo” and “The 2005 Wireless & Mobile WorldExpo” in Toronto, Canada, and all four IT events remain highly acclaimed in the industry.

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The 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums. August 30 & 31, 2005 – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Canada.

The 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums. August 30 & 31, 2005 – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ottawa, Canada.










(PRWEB) August 5, 2005

The 2005 Government & Health Technologies Forums (http://gov.wowgao.com) is coming to Ottawa. This event features an exciting lineup of speakers and conference delegates. Hundreds of delegates from all levels of the Federal and Provincial governments as well as representatives of the industry are attending this year’s event. Many hot topics including Interoperability Trends in e-Government, Government to Citizen (G2C) Electronic Service Delivery, e-Health, New Strategies for Government Portals, Privacy and Security, IT Outsourcing by Government are presented to the attendees by distinguished and informed speakers.

Welcomed by the Honorable Prime Minister of Canada, Paul Martin and the Premier of Ontario, Dalton McGuinty; these forums are quickly being established as the leading IT events for government and health sectors.

New speakers recently added to our conference agenda include:

 Walter Bilyk, Head of Technology & Business Solutions, Community Services I&IT Cluster, Province of Ontario

 Hon. Andrew Thomson, Minister of Learning and Information Technology, Government of Saskatchewan

 Rick Makos, President, Teradata Canada

 Frank Hart, Vice President, Government Solutions, EDS

 Bob Donofrio, Senior Manager, Government Markets, Accenture

 Abla Mawudeku, Manager, Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN), Public Health Agency of Canada

For a full list of the speakers and their topics please refer to our website or simply call us for a faxed version.

This is a great opportunity for the attendees to network with hundreds of private industry executives and their colleagues from all levels of government.

To arrange interviews with our organizing team, any of the conference speakers, or to get more information about the Government & Health Technologies Forums please do not hesitate to call us or drop us an email. We also provide prepared media articles for release.

We offer the members of the media free access to all our events. To obtain your media pass for the Government & Health Technologies Forums and fulfill your organizations media needs, please contact Loba Fallah at 1-416-292-0038 ext. 815 for more details.

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