Tragedy will oftentimes shake a whole community. Jason Young is sharing the lessons he learned through a tragic event as the third keynote speaker at Lloydminster’s fifth-annual Bordering on Disaster Conference.
In 2016, the community of La Loche, Saskatchewan and the Northern Lights School Division was changed forever by the death of four individuals and the injury of seven due to a shooting at the La Loche Community School. Young, who is the Director of Education for Northern Lights School Division No. 113 will reflect on the school division’s challenges and strengths through the event that affected so many lives.
Senior Manager of Emergency Services, Jordan Newton, thinks Young’s experiences will help businesses, organizations and schools prepare and plan for the worst-case scenario.
“He led the charge from the school’s standpoint in responding to the emergency, along with the mental health aftermath of the event.”
In addition to Young, the conference will feature two unique breakout sessions to be announced later. Joe Day from the City of Humboldt and emergency services professional Daniel Sundahl were the first two keynote speakers announced for the conference. Newton believes painful stories will be shared, but speakers varied experiences will bring lessons to help mitigate risks of tragedy.
“We like to get lots of different peoples perspectives on what they want to hear for conferences like that. You can really see in the conference we have created here in Lloydminster that it’s not just about the fire service, it’s not just about the health care industry, it’s not just the education industry, it’s about everything.”
The Bordering on Disaster Conference will take place on September 17 from 8:30 am to 4 pm at the Stockade Convention Centre. Tickets are available for $100 per ticket, registration closes September 10.