WHO CAN ATTEND
High School Youth Participants and Adult Facilitators
This HEADSTRONG summit will bring together students, and school staff, from various schools,
to learn about mental health problems and mental illnesses and associated stigma, and to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions that fuel stigma.
The summit will feature large, keynote, presentations and small breakout sessions with speakers, experiential exercises, discussion, and action planning.
For further information please contact:
LORI LEITCH Ph. 780-597-2055 OR Via email email@example.com
My name is Chris Koch (pronounced Cook). I was born in Lethbridge, Alberta and raised in the
small farming and ranching community of Nanton, Alberta. It was clearly established early on
in my life that I would not be raised with pity or sympathy. My family could have treated my
disability like a total tragedy but instead chose to take it all in stride and make the best of
the situation. After all, I still had a good head on my shoulders… and with that, anything is
“Every day might not be great, but there is something great in every day.”
I absolutely love sharing my story and spreading my message of, “If I Can…”
My life has been a fun ride with a lot of laughs and I make sure that my presentation reflects
that. I have not let limitations or obstacles in my life stand in the way of achieving my goals
and dreams and I encourage others to do the same. Furthermore, I am constantly setting new
goals for myself and I think it's important for everyone to always be challenging themselves as
Simply put, if I can do the things I have done so far in my life, what is stopping anyone else
from doing the same?
January 24, 2020
Administrator/Administration, Adult Service Provider/Fournisseur de services pour adultes, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire
Adult Education/L'éducation des adults, 10-12/10 à 12
Participants are required to bring a pair of indoor athletic shoes, overnight bedding and personal items.
Participant overnight accommodations will be provided in an ‘athlete's village’ manner at the Grimshaw Shared School facility. Snacks on Friday and Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks on Saturday will be provided.