Dwayne Heinson: A retired
RCMP officer of more than 33 years, Dwayne is
a Senior Trainer and Consultant with Living Works
Education and the Centre for Suicide Prevention
Training Programs. Dwayne has over 23 years experience
facilitating workshops in a variety of topics
and across Canada, the United States and parts
of Europe. Well versed in community development
principles, Dwayne is known for his dynamic, personable
and humorous approach to delivering workshops/training.
Dwayne is a proud father and grandfather and a
loving husband who has many interests and hobbies
including music and golf - not one likely to ever
beat Tiger Woods but he will continue working
on improving his game nevertheless. Dwayne is
well respected for his honest and passionate approach
to life and training.
Bev Renaud: Bev is an Aboriginal
Community Worker with the City of Calgary Community
& Neighbourhood Services, Aboriginal Services.
Bev is also an ASIST Trainer (Applied Suicide
Intervention Skills Trainer) for the Centre for
Suicide Prevention and works specifically for
the Calgary Urban Aboriginal Suicide Prevention
Committee (CUASPC) Iii Paa Taa Pii facilitating
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to
the Urban Aboriginal community. Bev has also chaired
the committee for a three-year period however
she currently enjoys her position as a trainer
working with the community. Bev is also a registered
Social Worker with a BSW. Bev believes intrinsically
that life is a gift from the creator and is passionate
about suicide prevention - "White Stone is
a phenomenal opportunity for communities to empower
their youth and the participants will have the
ability to share their knowledge with their communities".
Bev also believes White Stone is life, full of
laughter and learning.
Curtis Robertson: Curtis
is an experienced educator and long-standing White
Stone trainer. He has taught suicide intervention
programs for over 10 years and is a coaching trainer
with Living Works Education, teaching caregivers
how to facilitate suicide intervention workshops.
Curtis is a regular instructor with the RCMP training
academy, and teaches in the areas of suicide intervention,
stress management, and crisis intervention. Curtis
has a degree in social work and has worked several
years as a crisis worker and as a psychiatric
social worker. He currently operates his own counselling/consulting
business. He currently lives in Regina, Saskatchewan
and spends any free time with his daughter enjoying
all of her activities. An avid traveler, Curtis
enjoys an active learning process and brings his
heart and sense of humor where ever he should
go. Curtis is a strong advocate of the White Stone
project believing "it makes a difference
in the lives of others".
Scott Rodda: Scott is another
experienced educator that has been facilitating
suicide intervention and prevention programs for
over 15 years. A senior trainer and mentor to
new trainers he brings a enthusiasm, a deep sense
of commitment and a whacky sense of humor to his
workshops. Scott has a degree in Child and Youth
Care and for over twenty years has been working
with youth. Scott is the Director of Family and
Community Support Services with the City of St.
Albert and enjoys coaching any one of his five
children in hockey and is also currently scouting
for a Western Hockey League team. Scott has been
involved with White Stone from the beginning and
when on the road can be found huddled around the
coffee pot or sharing a laugh with participants
and he is most often known for his uncanny ability
to sing Christmas carols throughout the year.
Devon Tayler: Since the
early 1980's Devon has been presenting suicide
intervention workshops to communities and organizations,
the last 15 years she has been a Senior Consulting
Trainer with SPTP and Living Works Education.
Devon comes to White Stone with vast experience
as a trainer, counselor and workshop designer.
As a presenter she has trained in every part of
Canada, the United States and in Europe. She is
a mentor to new trainers and a strong advocate
of best practice. Devon has a Bachelor Degree
in Social Work and a Masters in Behavioral Science,
a registered Social Worker, a Certified Truamatologist
and a Certified Forensic Interviewer. Devon always
strives to create meaningful learning experiences
that are challenging, inspiring, encourage skill
development and are fun. Devon is an avid reader
of children's literature and a medal winning soccer
player who currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta.
Devon has been instrumental in the development
of the White Stone curriculum.