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Holiday Letter

As 2023 comes to a close, the entire Dalton Associates Encompas Mental Health Wellness Team wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

We are Here for You

For many people, the holidays are a time filled with joy, connection, and rest. For others, the holidays can be difficult – with experiences of loss, grief, discord, and stress. For all members, Encompas is here to hold space for you without judgement or questions; we support you and we are present for you.

Our Encompas team is honoured to offer support to our members during the holidays and throughout the entire year. Your Encompas program is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a

Holiday Letter2023-12-15T12:34:00-05:00

New Self-Directed Portal Option Available

Encompas is pleased to introduce an enhanced Member Portal experience for those who have registered through the independent registration option on the Encompas Website or, for those new to the Member Portal who would prefer a fully confidential and self-directed experience.

We are pleased to now offer two portal options:

  1. A Care Management Supported Portal
  2. Self-Directed Portal

Both Portals are proactive online wellness tools designed for First Responder professionals and their family members to assess, track, and monitor their mental health and wellbeing at all stages in their career from newly recruited through to retirement, as well as through varied personal and family stages.

Each Portal is secure, and features:

  • a selection of clinical self-assessment tools;
  • a
New Self-Directed Portal Option Available2023-12-04T09:50:08-05:00

Mindset Matters – Featuring Elizabeth Gough, a First Responder Spouse – Living with and Loving a First Responder with an Operational Stress Injury

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People

Wednesday, December 6th – 10:00am ET – 11:00am ET

Featuring Elizabeth Gough, a First Responder Spouse – Living with and Loving a First Responder with an Operational Stress Injury

About the Speaker:

Elizabeth is a First Responder spouse of both a Canadian Armed Forces reservist and Police Sergeant. Her husband of 20 years, Andrew Gough CD is a Military Police/Close Protection Operator and medically retired Police Sergeant with London Police Service. Together they founded V-EH! Veterans and Everyday Heroes in 2019 – a federal not-for-profit organization. They have spoken on a number of platforms, sharing their journey through an OSI to offer their reflections

Mindset Matters – Featuring Elizabeth Gough, a First Responder Spouse – Living with and Loving a First Responder with an Operational Stress Injury2023-11-10T16:12:22-05:00

Mindset Matters – Featuring Retired Edmonton Police Officer Scott Jones – Teaching What I Need to Learn – Perspectives on Wellness from a First Responder

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People

Programme de bien-être en santé mentale Encompas

Wednesday, September 27th – 10:00am ET – 11:00am ET

Featuring Retired Edmonton Police Officer Scott Jones – Teaching What I Need to Learn – Perspectives on Wellness from a First Responder

About the Speaker:

Scott was a police officer for 30 years and has worked in numerous areas including patrol, Crisis Negotiation, Homicide and Child Protection. He has recently transitioned into a Civilian role as a Wellness Navigator in the Employee and Organizational Wellness Branch at the Edmonton Police Service. He is married with two grown children. As a strategy for caring for his own wellbeing, Scott has practiced yoga

Mindset Matters – Featuring Retired Edmonton Police Officer Scott Jones – Teaching What I Need to Learn – Perspectives on Wellness from a First Responder2023-09-01T14:15:13-04:00

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People – Featuring Skidrow CEO Joe Roberts and Retired OPP Constable Scott MacLeod

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People

In this incredible session, we had the privilege of hosting Joe Roberts, famously known as The Skidrow CEO, along with Retired OPP Constable Scott MacLeod. Their paths crossed in a moment of crisis back in 1991 when Scott responded to Joe’s distress call, initially perceiving him as “just another addict going to jail.” Little did he know that this encounter would spark a life-changing journey for Joe, propelling him from the streets of Vancouver as a homeless skid row addict to becoming an esteemed business and community leader.

Watch on YouTube

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People – Featuring Skidrow CEO Joe Roberts and Retired OPP Constable Scott MacLeod2023-06-07T10:47:45-04:00

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People – Featuring Skidrow CEO Joe Roberts and Retired OPP Constable Scott MacLeod

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People

Programme de bien-être en santé mentale Encompas

May 16th, 2023 – 1000 – 1130 ET

Featuring Skidrow CEO Joe Roberts and Retired OPP Constable Scott MacLeod – The Distress Call That Changed Their Lives

Hosted by Dalton Associates CEO Carl Dalton

Register:

https://daltonassociates-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vEOa_JZLQiet1-PkXn4yDA

This free webinar offers a unique opportunity to meet Joe Roberts (also known as The Skidrow CEO) and Retired OPP Constable Scott MacLeod. In 1991, Scott responded to a distress call when Joe was threatening suicide. Scott’s initial thought was that this person was “just another addict going to jail,” but this interaction ignited a transformational journey for Joe,
Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People – Featuring Skidrow CEO Joe Roberts and Retired OPP Constable Scott MacLeod2023-05-12T13:20:43-04:00

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People – Featuring Featuring OPP Inspector Derek Banks

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People

Programme de bien-être en santé mentale Encompas

April 26th, 2023 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring OPP Inspector Derek Banks – Derek’s Mental Health Journey and Return to Work

Register:

https://daltonassociates-ca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T1AAKp3sSa-qt66KwOlmIQ

About the Speaker:

Derek Banks started his career with the OPP in 1995. He has served at the Mount Forest, Orillia, and Huronia West Detachments.  He spent 16 years with the Emergency Response Team leaving in 2015 to return to general patrol duties as a platoon Sergeant. Derek took a leave of absence in 2016 to focus on his personal wellbeing.  Since returning to duty, Derek has become involved with Peer Support work, mentoring and shares his story

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People – Featuring Featuring OPP Inspector Derek Banks2023-04-17T09:20:44-04:00

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People – Featuring John Flesher

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People

Programme de bien-être en santé mentale Encompas

February 22nd, 2023 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring John Flesher – John’s Journey from Cop to Counsellor

Our Encompas Mental Health Awareness and Communication webinar series has been rebranded as “Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People.”

Our goal with this Encompas series remains the same – to bring mental health awareness and promote open communication about mental health and wellness. Join us each month for insightful discussions, useful wellness tips, and a supportive community.

About the Speaker:

John is a retired Police Sergeant, now Registered Psychotherapist, and brings 30 years of front-line law enforcement experience and the passion for

Mindset Matters – Where Shared Experiences Connect People – Featuring John Flesher2023-02-10T11:45:31-05:00

ALAViDA – Canada’s new low-risk drinking guidelines

Did you know that, similar to the US, 1 in 10 Canadians talked with a healthcare professional about their alcohol use in the past year?  Yet for the most part, medical professionals have under-communicated the harms associated with everyone’s favorite socially accepted substance of choice.

But the latest scientific evidence has revealed a new sobering truth: alcohol is worse than we thought. The just released guidelines state that to remain within the low-risk range of consumption, people should drink a maximum of two drinks each week. Much lower than the 2012 guidelines which considered low-risk drinking to be under 15 drinks a week for men, and under 10

ALAViDA – Canada’s new low-risk drinking guidelines2023-02-06T16:34:34-05:00

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – Laura Kloosterman

Série de sensibilisation et de communication sur la santé mentale

Programme de bien-être en santé mentale Encompas

January 25th, 2023 – 1000 – 1100 ET

Featuring Laura Kloosterman, Executive Director of Badge of Life Canada

About the Speaker:

Laura Kloosterman is a retired OPP officer with 32 years of experience. During her career, she was involved in several different positions with various units within the OPP, from witness protection, recruitment, dignitary protection and retired as a Constable from the Professional Standards Branch.

Laura has been a strong advocate for mental wellbeing and acknowledging everyone’s own personal resilience. Her journey has taught her sustainable growth equals sustainable happiness.

Her role with Badge of Life Canada started several years ago while

Mental Health Awareness and Communication Series – Laura Kloosterman2023-01-04T10:04:02-05:00