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Sponsorship Opportunities with Connect @ X

The Connect @ X event will offer StFX students an exciting opportunity to network with local, provincial and national employers. The StFX students will come from various majors and fields of study, including students participating in the Co-operative Education Program. With limited seats available, the event will include an equal number of employers and students to help ensure you find the right candidates for your needs.

Taking place on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, from 6pm to 9pm, in the Mackay Room, Bloomfield Centre, StFX campus, this event will include a dinner, guest speaker, and networking period, as well as a draw for an X-ring for the students attending the event. As this is a paid event, you can be assured that it is an excellent opportunity for you to meet motivated students for immediate employment, or learn about the career interests of future employees.

Sponsoring with us ensures that your brand presence will be highly visible during the conference, and exhibitors will have the opportunity to market directly to the participating students. Enclosed is our menu of sponsorship and exhibitor packages available. Space is limited, tickets will be first come, first served (19 and over). Thank you for considering sponsorship of our networking event.

Schedule

$45 per employer, and $20 per student. Only 19+ Students.

No refunds but can transfer ticket to someone else.

6:30pm – 7:00pm – Cocktail Hour
6:30pm – 8:30pm – Bar

6 people per table

For more information, please contact Kelsey at kbowman@stfx.ca

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Join us as a sponsor for the 2018 Connect @ X networking event!

To sponsor, please email Kelsey at kbowman@stfx.ca with the name of your company/organization and the level of sponsorship. You will then receive an email with payment information.

Sponsorship Packages

Join us as a sponsor for the 2018 Connect @ X networking event!

To sponsor, please email Kelsey at kbowman@stfx.ca with the name of your company/organization and the level of sponsorship. You will then receive an email with payment information.

Ultimate X-Ring Sponsor $1000  – 1 Available

  • Company’s logo featured on all marketing materials
  • Access to student resume book
  • Your company will present the X-Ring to the winning student
  • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 before X-Ring Presentation
  • Opportunity to set up a display booth and banner
  • Receive 2 tickets for the event
  • Sponsors 2 student tickets

Gold Sponsors $600 – 2 Available

  • Company’s logo featured on all event marketing materials
  • Access to the student resume book
  • $200 of your sponsorship towards the X-Ring draw
  • Opportunity to set up a display booth
  • Receive 2 tickets for the event

Silver Sponsors $300 – 10 Available

  • Company’s logo displayed on a slideshow running throughout the event
  • Access to the student resume book
  • $100 of your sponsorship towards the X-Ring draw

Bronze Sponsors $100 – Unlimited Quantity Available

  • Company’s logo displayed on a slideshow running throughout the event

Details

‘Coping and Dealing with PTSD for Frontline Professionals and Families’

This is a great information sharing day from front line professionals sharing their lived experience of living with PTSD and front line professionals providing clinical expertise.

Gallery

Here are a few pictures from the 4th Annual Helping the Helpers and other events, held by Helping The Helpers.

Schedule

Schedule subject to change, please check back here periodically.

0730 – 0830 hrs  Registration
0830 – 0845 hrs Welcome Remarks Master of Ceremony Starr Cunningham President & CEO Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia
0845 – 0900 hrs  Opening Remarks Sean Fraser Liberal MP Central Nova
0900 – 0930 hrs Christine Penney, Senior Executive Director for the Safety Branch, Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education
0930 – 1015 hrs Dr. Howard Conter Tema Conter Memorial Trust
1015 – 1030 hrs  Morning Break
1030 – 1100 hrs  John Garth MacDonald ACP Paramedic, PTSD Survivor
1100 – 1145 hrs Michelle MacDonald RN MN, Spouse of ACP Paramedic Survivor
1145 – 1200 hrs Liam Brophy Performing a Song He Wrote “The Road Not Travelled”
1200 – 1300 hrs Lunch and last viewing for auction items. Bidding closes at 1300 hrs.
1300 – 1345 hrs Kathy Rolfe Psychologist, Police Officer Effects PTSD has on families
1345 – 1415 hrs Guy LeBlanc, Retired Correctional Officer
1415 – 1430 hrs Auction items: Announcement of successful bidding
1430 – 1500 hrs Lisa Partridge along with Rocsie (Helping the Helpers Ambassador) Service Dogs for PTSD
1500 – 1515 hrs Afternoon Break
1515 – 1600 hrs Gregory Armstrong Chaplain, former Paramedic Toronto Paramedic Services
1600 – 1630 hrs Jamie MacWhirter, Canadian Military Veteran
1630 – 1700 hrs Question and Answer Panel
1700 – 1715 hrs Closing Remarks (Alma Farrell & John Pellerin)

Guest Speakers

Starr Cunningham

We are honoured to have Starr as our Master of Ceremony for our 5th annual Helping the Helpers education and awareness day this year on October 27th at the Schwartz Auditorium St. FX University.

Starr Cunningham is the President & CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. An acclaimed journalist, best-selling children’s author, and dedicated community volunteer, Starr holds an Honours Journalism Degree from the University of King’s College.

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Starr is the Co-Chair of the Nova Scotia Minister’s Panel on Innovation in Mental Health & Addictions. She is a National Recipient of a Difference Makers – 150 Canadians Leading for Mental Health Award from CAMH – Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. She is the 2017 Halifax Business Awards Business Person of the Year Silver Recipient and the Northwood Foundation 2017 Live More Advocacy Award Winner.

Starr currently serves on the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Advisory Committee for the Atlantic Region, the Nova Scotia / Prince Edward Island St. John Ambulance Board of Directors and the Moore Suites Advisory Board.

Starr writes a monthly column for “Senior Living” and is a regular contributor to “Our Children” magazine.

Sean Fraser

We are honoured once again to have Sean given opening remarks at our 5th Annual Helping the Helpers education and awareness day this year on October 27th, 2018 in Antigonish Nova Scotia at St FX University Schwartz Auditorium.

Sean Fraser is a devoted father and husband and has the pleasure to serve as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Central Nova. Sean is a Pictou County native with family throughout the Town and County of Antigonish.

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He graduated from East Pictou Rural High School and holds a law degree from Dalhousie University, a Masters degree in Public International Law from the Netherlands’ Leiden University, and a Bachelor of Science from St. Francis Xavier University. Prior to running for office, Sean had a successful career with one of Canada`s top-ranked law firms.

Sean is a long-time volunteer, having served as the Vice President of a local branch of the United Nations Association of Canada, acted as a Research Fellow with the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law, and provided pro bono legal services to the Boys and Girls Club and underprivileged community members. While attending StFX, Sean served as President of the St. Francis Xavier Student`s Union in 2005 to 2006.

Sean is dedicated in his service to the constituents in Central Nova with priorities around economic development and job creation, social justice a healthy environment and ensuring that Canada does right by the world. He is currently on the Standing Committees for Infrastructure, Transport and Communities as well as the committee for Status of Women. Sean has been an advocate for the mental health of first responders in Ottawa, including speaking in the House to Bill C-211 regarding the National Framework for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Entertainment

Liam Brophy

We are honoured to have Liam Brophy performing a song he wrote ” The Road Not Travelled ” this year at the 5th Annual Helping the Helpers education and awareness day on October 27th, 2018 at the Schwartz Auditorium St. FX University.

Liam Brophy is a singer/songwriter from Monastery, NS. When working as a paramedic came to an end after nearly a decade, that’s when his music career began.

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His first and only album “Better Man Blues” and it’s success has allowed him to travel across both Canada and the US for audiences of all ages. His “soulful voice” and “solid guitar skills” are memories that everyone takes away from his performances.

“The Road Not Travelled” – A song about extreme heartache felt by many. This song is about little bits of what was going on in my mind at different times after the events that changed my life on December 27th, while at the same time being a thank you to the loved ones that stuck by our side during the turmoil that would follow. I still to this day, have never gone back to that road or worn those boots.

Location

This year’s event will be held at St. Francis Xavier University Schwartz Auditorium.

StFX Schwartz Auditorium
3090 Martha Drive
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
B2G 2W5

Registration

Registration is going well, if you have not yet secured your seat please do so by email or calling Michelle MacDonald at 902-318-5959.

Registration Fee: $20.00 or $30.00 (includes lunch ticket for StFX Morrison Hall)

Payment: etransfer or cheque only. Deadline to register and refunds is October 19th, 2018.

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