Accomplishments

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  • Recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal - Civilian Division 

  • I am 1 of 150 Canadians recognized as a Difference Maker by the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health as a champion for mental health awareness in the public safety sector

  • Recipient of an Honourary Bachelors Degree in Applied Studies from Humber College Institute of Technology and Applied Learning.

  • Nominee for the Premier's Award for Outstanding Ontario College Graduates

  • Keynote Speaker, Heroes Are Human 2014 Canadian Tour visiting forty-seven Canadian cities

  • Recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award Intercultural Dialogue Institute

  • Featured in "A Quiet Courage: Inspiring Stories From All of Us". Author, Paula Todd

  • Featured in "The Price We Pay: Stories of Adversity, Heroism, and Healing".
    Author: Janice Landry

  • Featured in "The Other Side of the Hero" documentary

  • Featured in the "After the Sirens" documentary

  • Vaughan Business Achievement Award: Charity of the year

  • Recipient of the Victorian Ambulance Recognition Award for introducing MANERS Psychological First Aid to Canada

  • International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Crisis Response Leadership Award

  • Member, York Region Critical Incident Stress Team

  • Founder, the Tema Conter Memorial Trust

  • Professor, Seneca College, School of Public Safety

  • President, The Kleinburg Wealth Management Group Ltd.

  • Branch Manager, Manulife Securities International Ltd.

  • Member, Toronto Paramedic Services Peer Support Team

  • Paramedic, Toronto Paramedic Services

  • Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Toronto Paramedic Services

PROJECTS

  • Founder of the First Responders Trauma Prevention and Recovery Certificate program at Simon Fraser University

  • Member of the Canadian Standards Association Psychological Health and Safety for the Paramedic Community committee

  • Advisor to Peer Support Accreditation and Certification Canada

  • Developed evidence-informed 2-day curriculum for MANERS Psychological
    First Aid

  • Developed evidence-informed Trauma Mitigation and Peer Support training program

  • Developed evidence-informed peer-team selection process

  • Consultant to "The Other Side of the Hero" documentary

  • Founder of Common Threads Annual Educational Conferences specifically designed for public safety and military personnel

  • Founder of the Tema Conter Memorial Trust Scholarship program

  • Founder of TEMA's Peer Support and Family Assistance program

  • Founder of the 2014 Heroes Are Human PTSD Canada Tour

  • Catalyst for " A Preliminary Inventory of Critical Incident Trauma Intervention Capabilities within the Province of Ontario" in partnership with Emergency Management Ontario and York University

  • Catalyst for Mental Health Research in collaboration with Toronto Paramedic Services, Mt. Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto, Ryerson University, and Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine

  • Catalyst for the Mental Health Support Fund in partnership with
    Wounded Warriors Canada

  • Catalyst for recording and reporting public safety and military suicide
    rates in Canada

  • Catalyst for establishing TEMA's Mental Health Referral program

  • Catalyst for TEMA's "You Are Not Alone" Suicide awareness campaign

  • Catalyst for TEMA's "Define a Hero" awareness campaign

  • Catalyst for TEMA's "A Typical Night" awareness campaign"

  • Catalyst for TEMA's "Kids" awareness campaign

  • Catalyst for TEMA's "Hands" awareness campaign