"I provide information and support to those suffering, but also to the general public. People need to understand that our heroes are human." - Vincent Savoia

Vincent Savoia

Mental Health Advocate and Strategist, Keynote Speaker Trauma-Informed Coach ​

As a former paramedic and a PTSD survivor, Vince is no stranger to crisis and trauma. Instead of letting various traumatic experiences define him, Vince has made it his life’s mission to learn how to deal with trauma in healthy ways, develop resiliency, and positively impact mental health conversations.

During one of Vince’s presentations, you can count on him to lead compassionate, meaningful, and proactive conversations in a way that makes the audience feel safe to discuss difficult topics. As audiences engage, they will come to understand trauma and its impact on others and learn the communication skills required to deal with trauma.

As part of Vince’s dedication to reducing the stigma around mental health conversations, he founded the Tema Conter Memorial Trust. This organization was instrumental in providing advocacy, education, training, and peer and psychological support to Canada’s public safety personnel.

Vince has over 37-years of experience in education, financial services, mental health, not-for-profit, and public safety sectors. He is a gifted and articulate communicator that always gets rave reviews from peers.

Mr. Steve Urszenyi, EMAT Program Manager at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, can’t recommend Vince enough. He says, “Vince has directly contributed to the development and implementation of programs and legislation to support and assist individuals working in the emergency response and military communities who have been stricken by work-related mental injuries.”

Dr. Brian Goldman, Canada’s Premier Radio Medical Host, offers similar accolades when he says, “Vince has put the issue of PTSD and stress among paramedics and other rescue workers on the front burner. His leadership is creative and inclusive. He has a knack for persuading the most high-profile people to join the cause. He knows how to draw earned media coverage. A winner in all ways.”

With a strong moral compass and with a very pragmatic approach to changing the world, Vince has been recognized for his accomplishments by the Governor-General of Canada, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Whether you work in healthcare, a corporate office, or an educational or government institution, Vince will help your audience navigate through difficult themes and provide insightful information about workplace mental health programs that are evidence-based, easy to implement, and effective.

Topic Presentations

Vincent Savoia can deliver keynote, workshops and training on the following topics:

  • Suicide Awareness

  • Suicide Prevention

  • PTSD - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Trauma

  • Mental Health

  • Mental Health Awareness

  • Mental Health Policy

  • Mental Health

  • Crisis Intervention

  • Self Care

  • Psychological First Aid

  • Stress Management

  • Crisis Communication

  • First Responders - (Police, Fire, and Paramedic Departments)

  • Public Safety

  • Resiliency

  • Peer Support

  • Best Practices

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