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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Release - Winnipeg Police Service
Tuesday, January 16, 2017
Youth Matter Conference Aims to Get Young People Thinking About Wellness and Their Safety in the Community, Online
The Winnipeg Police Service School Engagement Unit wants Winnipeg's youth to know they matter. On Wednesday, January 17, 2018 the Winnipeg Police Service is hosting a Youth Matter Wellness Conference for 600 junior high students from across the city.
The day-long event features an array of presentations highlighted by keynote speakers Leah Parsons and Theo Fleury. The Conference aims to get young people thinking about their wellness, as well as their safety in the community as well as online.
Leah Parsons shares the very personal story of her daughter Rehtaeh Parsons who fell victim to the real dangers of online bullying. She addresses teen issues and offers hope as well as promise of moving forward. This presentation will be livestreamed between 9:40 a.m.to 10:40 a.m. and has been offered to schools across our Manitoba. It is also open to anyone wishing to watch the powerful presentation.
Former NHL player, Olympic gold medallist, NHL Stanley Cup champion Theo Fleury is perhaps best known for his time on the ice. But off the rink, his life once carried the markings of a troubled childhood, abuse and coping with emotional pain through addictive and self-destructive behaviours.
He discusses his experiences overcoming adversity through this detailed first-hand account.
The Winnipeg Police Service thanks our major sponsors, Bell Let's Talk, Winnipeg Police Association and Subway, for making our Youth Matter Conference possible.
For further information contact either: Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs