Bryan was assigned to policing duties in one of Canada’s fastest growing cities before joining the Emergency Response Team where he was trained as an assaulter, sniper, confined space rescuer and more.
Shawn is a domestic violence investigations specialist, former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and the founder and president of the Police and Peace Officer Memorial Ribbon Society.
AJ is a registered nurse and manager of clinical operations and peri-operative services for the Interior Health Authority in Cranbrook, British Columbia
Joe is a 2018 Olympian, skeleton coach and police officer. He specializes in emergency mental health with the Police and Crisis Team, responding to situations involving people who are suffering from a mental health, addictions, or psycho-social crisis.
Ben is a 32-year member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross and author of the book, Leading at the Edge: True Tales from Canadian Police in Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping Missions around the World.
Peter has spent more than 20 years working with federal inmates as a correctional officer, parole officer and manager.
Bill is a former RCMP Superintendent, deputy commander of the Canadian police mission in Afghanistan (2011-2012) and author of the book Cops in Kabul: A Newfoundland Peacekeeper in Afghanistan.
Devon is a 33 year advanced life support paramedic with the British Columbia Ambulance Service and a volunteer medic with Technical Evacuation Advanced AeroMedical, a not for profit society comprised of emergency medical personnel & technical rescue specialists providing pre-hospital care and transport in remote settings.
Dave is a decorated 37-year officer of the Canada Border Services Agency who has been recognized for a number of significant drug interdictions over his career. You might even recognize him from the hit show Border Security: Canada's Front Line.
T.C. is a registered nurse who spent 14 straight years working in a British Columbia emergency room and author of the recently published book, The View from the Wrong Side of the Day
Joe has gone from being a homeless youth collecting bottles and cans to support his drug dependency to a successful business leader and motivational speaker. He’s also been on the receiving end of multiple contacts with police officers, and credits one of those interactions for setting him on the path to his remarkable turnaround.
Brett is a veteran police officer in Ontario, Canada and author of the recently published book, PTSD Road to Recovery. He who has spent the majority of his career on patrol and one call in particular, followed by a series of similar calls would threaten everything he understood about himself and change his life and that of his family forever.
Erich Schmidt is a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and a combat veteran who served 2 tours in Afghanistan with the 1st Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
Dave Slatten is a volunteer member of the Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue team who took time away from work for days so he could help rescue families trapped by rising flood waters.
Henry Braun is the Mayor of the City of Abbotsford, BC. He led his city through some of the worst flooding in BC's history. Mayor Braun discusses the impact the November 2021 storm had on him, and shares his perspective on leading through a crisis.
Laurie spent 23 years as a British Columbia based member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. She’s been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Medal of Valour from the International Association of Women Police. In 2021 she published a memoir detailing her journey following an incident and radio call that no police officer ever wants to hear, "10-33 Officer Down".
Captain Steve Farina is a veteran British Columbia firefighter, an executive board member of the International Association of Firefighters Local 1782 and Vice President of the BC Professional Fire Fighter Association (BCPFFA) which represents over 4,000 professional firefighters across the province.
Master Corporal (ret'd) John Dowe is a Canadian Armed Forces veteran, co-founder of the International Mefloquine Veterans Alliance, advocate for a Royal Commission to investigate the drug's prescription and use by the Canadian military and is the lead client in a mass tort lawsuit seeking compensation for veterans who were prescribed mefloquine on missions in Somalia, Rwanda, Haiti, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Deputy Director (ret'd) Randie Scott spent 35 years with Correctional Services Canada and in 2008-2009, deployed with a team of correctional officers to Afghanistan.
It was during this deployment that Randie befriended Afghan police captain, Mohammed Ismail, and stayed in constant contact with him as Mohammed ushered his family via backroads from Kandahar to Pakistan, in a desperate bid to escape the Taliban who were hunting those, like Mohammed, who had supported Canada and it's allies.
Marc is the former president of Equitas Society, a group formed to advocate for better pension benefits for veterans and for social covenant between government and it's military so that veterans never go with out. He is also one of the Co-founders and Co-national Organizer of the Canadian Walk for Veterans, founded in 2018 to provide an opportunity for Canadians to learn about the challenges of coping with life after service.
Master Corporal (ret'd) Chance Burles is Canadian Armed Forces veteran and former Combat Engineer who spent 8 months in Afghanistan as a member of the Edmonton based 1 Combat Engineer Regiment.
He is also the co-founder of the annual Canadian Walk for Veterans and host of the Tools for the Tool Box podcast, a show he uses to to help others get their stories out and, through that process, learn what strategies they employ to work through and cope with the literal and figurative the scars that come from military service.