Stenberg College is hosting Be the Change, a free conference aimed at changing attitudes, seeking solutions, taking action. Over two days, our lineup of renowned and experienced speakers will discuss: truth and reconciliation; homelessness; the opioid crisis; and resistance, resilience and recovery. This conference aims to promote solutions-based dialogue and provide the tools to make a positive difference in the lives of people who struggle with mental health and addictions challenges. The time to act is now - educate and empower yourself and others. Be the change and make the world a better place.
Speakers include Hon. Judy Darcy (MLA, Minister for Mental Health); Dina Lambright (Aboriginal Health Lead, Fraser Health); Duane Howard (Spiritual Advisor, Cultural Healer & Actor); Chief Ernie Crey (Cheam First Nation); Judy Graves (Housing & Homelessness Advocate); Stefania Seccia (Journalist/Managing Editor, Megaphone Magazine); David Wells (Chair of Aboriginal Homeless Steering Committee); Shayne Williams (Executive Director, Lookout Housing & Health Society); Michelle Jansen (Founder, Brandon Jansen Foundation); Darwin Fisher (Program Coordinator, Insite, PHS Community Services Society); Dr. Christy Sutherland (MD CCFP dABAM, Medical Director, PHS Community Services Society); Dr. Evan Wood (MD, PhD, ABIM, FRCPC, ABAM Diplomat, BC Centre on Substance Abuse); Hon. Melanie Mark (MLA, Minister of Advanced Education); Dr. Vikki Reynolds (PhD, RCC); and Bif Naked (rock star, writer, humanitarian, motivational speaker).