ASSOCIATION OF TRAUMATIC STRESS SPECIALISTS
SOUTHERN ONTARIO NETWORKING GROUP
Halton Regional Police Headquarters
1151 Bronte Road, Oakville
Monday, June 10, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m.
Come and join us for an informal opportunity to network with others who share an interest in trauma and critical incident stress related issues.
A Mother's Journey
"My name is Donna Dixon, a happily married wife and mother to 3 beautiful children. I was a working mom and lived the simple life. In 2006 my life was about to change forever, I just did not know how much. My first born son, William Mason better known to us all as Billy, would vanish without a trace in Feb 2006; he was 27. Please allow me to tell you my story of how I searched for 4½ years for Billy. How my life now became a full time job, a quest to find my son, from putting up posters, to creating events, candle vigils, walking through fields, parks, roadways. Through my own pain and heartache I decided to help other families of missing loved ones, how I fought to have a National DNA Data Bank in Canada. My life now became consumed with hopes of finding my son, alive and well, to helping others, but this soon changed and my life was completely shattered in Sept 2010, I found out my son had been murdered. My life then was to never be the same again. I went from having hope, to my world crushing down on me. I went from being happy and living the simple life, to being a grieving mother. I would like to share my story of hope, anger, grief and so much more."
FREE PARKING: You will be in the Halton Region Complex. Entrance is at the east end of the building. There is plenty of free parking. Follow the signs.
From the south, (Burlington, Oakville, etc) Take 25 North just north of the QEW, turn right (east) at lights and follow signs into the complex and to the police department location.
From the north, east and west, take 401 to #25 Hwy exit (Milton) south, travel almost to the QEW. Turn east (left) into the Region of Halton complex. Proceed to the east end of the buildings.
Feel free to invite your friends and colleagues
Cost: $5.00 cash donation.
Please come and meet the new leadership of this group; Victoria Korobkin, Anne Tilley and Laurie Martin!
Thank you Ron Mellish for being a primary leader of the Southern Ontario Networking Group for the past 7 years!