General Admission
119.00 CAD

All Day Access & Swag Bag

Coffee Breaks / Lunch Included!

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Grappling Pass
99.00 CAD

Offsite Jiu Jitsu / Resilience Tools Seminar

Limited Release “SIXFEET” Rashguard

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Who We Are

SIXFEET is a federally registered not-for-profit organization toward personal development for professional responders.

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What is Mission Forward?

Mission Forward is an atypical conference for first responders and adjacent communities to discover actionable resiliency tools.

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Show Sponsors

This event is made possible by our generous show sponsors:
CMHA Brant and Grand River Counselling


Bryan Stevens

Founder, Frontline Forward

Lorena Krasnai MA Leadership, CAPP, CHRL

Advisor | Educator | Coach, KLo Human Sustainability

Officer Jeremy Burns

Police Constable, Toronto Police

Laura Dowler MSW RSW

Owner, Grand River Counselling

Sasy Cacace and Julia Long

PhD, University of Waterloo in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Gary Bridge

Assistant Deputy Fire Chief, London Fire

Bill Dungey SSW

Firefighter, County of Brant Fire Department

Call for Proposals: Open

We’re currently seeking proposals for speaking at MISSION FORWARD.
Mental health professionals, first responders, active military members and retirees are all welcome to apply.

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This conference run on September 16, 2023.
Food and beverages provided at lunch and breaks. Schedule subject to change.
Day 1
16 Sep 2023

Welcome: Bill Dungey

Resilience is a skill. To assign our focus for the day, SIXFEET founder Bill Dungey will connect the 'Heroic Ideal' to keeping upstream mental health training for all public service personnel.
Bill Dungey SSW

Plenary Panel: Make Things Better.

This panel discussion will pull from field experts, frontline workers and senior leaders to platform two ideas; creating grass roots wellness programming and improving existing programs in organizations where stagnation and misaligned focus can derail programs with good intentions.
Officer Jeremy Burns
Laura Dowler MSW RSW
Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Gary Bridge
Bill Dungey SSW

Coffee Break: Sponsored by FRY Canada.

Presentation: FRY – Yoga for First Responders

high-level discussion of the findings of this work and offer policy-level and theoretical/methodological-level recommendations and supports that can be taken up in future praxis-based considerations.
Bryan Stevens

Presentation: Interactive Presentation on Wellness Together Canada: Empowering First Responders and Adjacent Communities with Actionable Resiliency Tools

Wellness Together Canada is a Health Canada funded partnership between, Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone and Homewood Health.
Kait Saxton, Stepped Care Solutions

Presentation: Mental Fitness for Post Traumatic Growth

When we take a redemptive perspective to our story, we experience greater wellbeing and we are healthier. Taking charge of your life story allows you to become the hero emerging from within.
Lorena Krasnai MA Leadership, CAPP, CHRL

Lunch: Sponsored by FRY Canada.

Presentation: Somatic Exercises for Trauma

Somatic exercise focuses on a bottom-up approach to trauma recovery. Rather than starting in conversation about emotions or cognition, this approach focuses on how the body responds to trauma and how that, in turn, affects the brain.
Laura Dowler MSW RSW

Coffee Break: Sponsored by FRY Canada.

Presentation: London Fire Wellness Program

Impacts of trauma on the brain and how this information influenced the development of the wellness program within London Fire.
Assistant Deputy Fire Chief Gary Bridge

Call to Action

Our people DESERVE the best possible preparation for their career. To close the conference, our founder will offer a call for all participants to drive forward the mission; bringing actionable resilience skills to our first responders and people in adjacent communities.
Bill Dungey SSW

Offsite Workshop: Introduction to Martial Arts & ‘Big 4’ Tools for Developing Resilience

Attendees who purchase the workshop add-on will be brought through a fundamental technique of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu called a 'guard break' alongside the 'Big 4 Tools of Mental Resiliency' - Mental Rehearsal, Goal Setting, Positive Self Talk and Tactical Breathing. This presentation is a physical introduction to self-care and is accessible to people of all fitness levels. Comfortable shorts required - custom rashguard provided!
Bill Dungey SSW


MISSION FORWARD is powered by a not-for-profit organization.
The sponsors below have helped get this project off the ground.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We’re actively looking for partners that are focused on bringing formal resiliency training to the front lines of ermergency response, military and adjacent communities. Please review the document below for sponsorship opportunities and reach out to start the conversation.

Sponsorship Opportunities

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Vendor Opportunities

Our conference will have very limited space for vendors, so your message will have an audience with more focus, less distraction and a passionate resolve to bring formal resiliency training to our first responders, military members and adjacent communities. This conference is hosted by a grassroots not-for-profit organization. Committing your business to our cause will place your organization on social media, physical media and in the conference itself.

Review our Vendor Opportunities here.