Jul 18, 2018
Vince Savoia - The Tema Conter Memorial Trust

As the Founder and Executive Director of The Tema Conter Memorial Trust, Vince Savoia is an expert in work-related mental health and wellness.   

´╗┐Vince has served as a paramedic and emergency medical dispatcher. In 1988, he became a member of the first ever Critical Incident Stress Management team at Toronto Emergency Medical Services.  He has an extensive background in crisis intervention and peer support.

He is a graduate of Royal Roads University and Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology. He is a Certified Executive Coach, an alumni member of the York Region Critical Incident Stress Management Team, has served as an advisor to Peer Support Accreditation Certification (Canada), is a qualified Mental Health Works trainer, a certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training instructor, and he was a professor at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology teaching in the School of Public Safety, Emergency Communications Services program. 

In 2015, Vince was nominated for the Premier's Award for Outstanding Ontario College Graduates. 

In 2016, he received an Honourary Bachelors Degree in Applied Studies from Humber College Institute of Technology and Applied Learning and was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal from His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada.

In 2017, Vince was recognized by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) as a Difference Maker, one of the 150 leading Canadians for Mental Health.