The Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers’ Wellness Conference 2017 is an experience you won’t want to miss! Join us on September 26th and 27th for two days of real, practical information regarding your health and wellness. The issues we face as a result of occupational stress, fatigue and even poor nutrition can have a major impact on our lives and those we love. Set in the natural beauty of Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu Lake, SK, the conference promises to inform and enlighten. So come and join Police Officers and some of our Emergency Services partners in Waskesiu!

This event is proudly presented by the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers and humbly hosted by the Prince Albert Police Association.

Cost: $140/Participant

Your ticket includes access to all of the keynote speakers as well as 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and daily refreshments.

Registration is now closed.

For general inquiries:

Keynote Speakers

Michael Landsberg

Michael Landsberg is a TSN personality, former host of “Off The Record” and huge advocate for ending the stigma around mental health (just check out #sicknotweak). He uses his sharp wit and insight to speak frankly about his personal pain and put the “break” in nervous breakdown.

Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton

Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton is a psychology professor at the University of Regina and part of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment (CIPSRT). He is renowned for his research on the importance of effective support programs for First Responders dealing with work-related trauma. His most recent paper is appropriately called The Blue Paper.

Sleepwell Consulting

SleepWell Consulting takes sleep seriously. They simplify the science of sleep and the processes your body goes through to give you practical ways to sleep better. Just ask Sgt. Tony Nadon of the Saskatoon Police Service:

“The SleepWell staff were able to breakdown the physiology of sleep to better understand why we require certain conditions and patterns to sleep better. They were able to provide ideas and solutions for my personal needs to gain that ‘better quality and quantity of sleep’. In addition to gaining better sleep, SleepWell also did their homework before providing our sleep clinics with researching our workplace, understanding our shift schedules, and interviewing members.”

Charlene Cameron, MA, RSW

Charlene is a Social Worker and Relationship Coach based in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. Her Relationshifts model is based on her belief that small shifts in the way we think about and approach our relationships can be truly transforming. In an age where relationships seem to be considered disposable, Charlene’s aim is to encourage the message that fulfilling and enduring relationships are indeed possible. Great relationships are not found, but created.

Sergio Falzi, MSc

Sergio Falzi is passionate about teaching mental health, resiliency and self-care for first responders. He has received his Master’s in Industrial and Organizational Psychology with the focus on mitigating burnout in the workplace.

Dr. Erika Y. Rojas

Dr. Rojas conducts cognitive and diagnostic assessments (including the assessment of trauma in current and former members of the military and police service). She provides individual psychological treatment to adolescents and adults struggling with a variety of issues such as anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder), mood problems (e.g. depression and bipolar disorder), trauma (primarily with military and veteran personnel, RCMP and other emergency front-line workers), relationship issues, difficulty regulating emotional responses, stress and self-esteem issues.

PAPS S/Sgt. Dave Schluff

Dave’s impressive 30-year policing career started in 1987 with the Prince Albert Police Service. He has faced many different challenges throughout his policing career, as well as his personal life, and has graciously offered to share how you can find strength to not only survive, but thrive in a long police career. Dave will share his experiences as “case studies”.

RPS Sgt. Hans Larsen

Sgt. Hans Larsen is a Regina born and raised Police Officer. As a member of the Regina Police Service since 1997, he has experience in various departments and spent the majority of his career in the area he loves – front line patrol. He has a passion for helping people made apparent throughout his prestigious policing career  – he was a SWAT sniper instructor and Recruit Basic Firearms Program Instructor at the Saskatchewan Police College. He currently lectures on Use of Lethal Force at the Saskatchewan Police College, is an ICISF Instructor and RPS CISM Team member (formerly the Team Coordinator). Hans has been a member of the Regina Police Association Board for the last nine years and is currently their Treasurer. He has been married to his wife for 18 years and they have two children.

Having witnessed and experienced the affects on mental health of front line officers, Hans will be sharing personal accounts of critical incidents and what mattered most to him during his recovery and return to work.


Where is the Conference?

The Conference is being held at Elk Ridge Resort, Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan. It is a pleasant 45 minute drive north of Prince Albert.

Where can I stay during the Conference?

Accommodations can be found at the establishments below. Don’t forget to mention you are booking under the group reservation “Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers” to receive a special rate.


Owned and operated by retired PAPS Association Member Gord Bueckert

When is the Conference?

The Conference is two full days of activities starting at 8am on Tuesday, September 26th and ending at 5pm on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017.

What is there to do on a Tuesday night in Waskesiu?

Don’t worry, we have something special planned but we can’t share the plan with you just yet. Hint: it involves our personal favourite way to relax and unwind.

Thank you to our sponsors: