19-Nov-2015 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
11160 River Valley Road
Royal Glenora Club
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2G7


Northern Alberta Chapter
Time to Talk

  November 19, 2015
  0700 - 0900 MST

Royal Glenora Club
11160 River Valley Road
Edmonton, AB T5J 2G7

Often invisible, mental illness is one of the most pervasive health issues in the country today. The stigma surrounding mental illness continues to permeate Canadian society and many who suffer with any form of mental illness are still reluctant to talk about their struggles. How is the all-encompassing subject of mental health being portrayed in the media? Honorary Lieutenant Colonel Gord Steinke will provide valuable insight into what the media is doing to raise awareness and facilitate the conversation on mental health in Canada.

Keynote Speaker: Gord Steinke

Gord Steinke is one Edmonton’s best known broadcasters. He is celebrating 23 years with Global TV Edmonton as news anchor/senior producer, and has been voted by Edmontonians as their favourite news anchor several times over the years. While Gord is best known as a veteran broadcast journalist, he is also a best-selling Canadian author. He penned Mobsters and Rumrunners of Canada, which focuses on a little known part of Canadian history: the roaring 1920s and the connection between Canadian and American gangsters during prohibition. Gord is active in several charities. He is on the board of directors with Kids With Cancer Society. He is honorary ride captain for Ride For Dad, a prostate cancer charity. He is also the annual host for Fashion With Compassion – a breast cancer fundraiser. Gord enjoys taking part every year in the Santas Anonymous Motorcycle Toy Run. In 2012, Gord was appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel with 15 (Edmonton) Field Ambulance, 41st Canadian Brigade – a national honour he is very proud of. Gord and his wife Deb enjoy as much time as possible touring on their Harley Davidson Road King and taking in the spectacular sights that western Canada has to offer.

Looking Out Speaker: Mira Chen

Mira Chen is an optometrist currently living in Edmonton, Alberta. Her journey overseas began in 2011 after both her and her husband Roger felt led to serve as International Workers while attending an Urbana Student Missions Conference. Over the past three years Mira and her family have lived in Niger, West Africa. Mira has offered regular eye clinics for locals and other International Workers while Roger worked on developing a program for drilling hygienic borehole wells using only human power and locally available materials. Many children die of diarrhea due to poor drinking water and the drilling project aimed to improve the source of drinking water in this developing country.

 Agenda 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast Buffet*
Looking Out Speaker - Mira Chen
Time to Talk, Gord Steinke
Closing Remarks & Networking 

(taxes included)
CCHL Members
Non Members
Student Members

*  Menu for the breakfast buffet is as follows: Seasonal Fresh Cut Fruit, Fresh Baked Muffins, Croissants and Fruit Danishes, Country Style Breakfast Potatoes, Scrambled Eggs and Spring Onions, Maple Smoked Bacon, Pork Sausages, Coffee and Tea, Chilled Juices

Thank you to our 2015/2016 event sponsors:


Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.