"Redefining Impossible"

- Joe Roberts
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SAFETY

Staying Alive – Street Smart Safety

“It’s about the little things”

Understanding WHY human beings make mistakes and unsafe decisions
is one step closer to building safer work environments and communities.

What role does mental health and addiction play in safety?

How do we connect personal purpose to safer behaviour?

Why do we think the rules “are for everyone else but me”?

In this keynote, Joe teaches why we do dumb things and the consequence we pay. Walk with Joe as he takes you back to his first poor choice and how that lead to a journey filled with degradation and despair. Dangerous step after poor choice landed him on the streets of East Vancouver in the 1980’s homeless and broken.

The story does not end there, fortunately. Choosing in 1991 to walk a different way, Joe shares how right decisions and safe, healthy actions lead to success and leadership. Joe’s is a treasured Canadian whose life story embodies the resiliency of the human spirit. His deeply inspiring and masterful delivery combined with high energy and self deprecating humor will have you shed a tear while making you laugh ‘til it hurts.

In this session you will learn:

  • Why the little things matter so much
  • Mental health and safety
  • How mentorship and leadership changes lives
  • The importance of paying it forward
  • The importance of advocating for prevention
  • How the right example is our greatest weapon
Joe’s Safety Video – 5 min
ENFORM Safety Conference – 10 min
I have rarely seen a speaker that could engage the audience as thoroughly as Joe did at our conference. He had every delegate in the room laughing to the point of tears one moment and in a heartbeat you could hear a pin drop. I would not hesitate to recommend Joe Roberts as a speaker for any organization.” To be a Keynote Speaker is a challenging role. The Keynote presenter must set the tone, engage the delegates and inject a special energy that sets the pace and tone for the conference. You did this in an exemplary manner. I thank you. Ryan Jacobson

CRSP, CEO, Saskatchewan Safety Council

In my previous capacity as manager of one of the largest safety conferences in Western Canada, I have worked with and booked over 300 speakers in the past 18 years. Joe Roberts is in the top 20% (and I have worked with some of the best so I am not comparing him to your average speaker). Joe did an excellent presentation. He has a compelling story and provides a nice mix of serious content and humor. Will Putz

CRSP, President, Certified Safety Services Inc.

Partial Client List

  • Addictions Ontario
  • Alberta Pharmacist Association
  • Association of Manitoba Municipalities
  • Association of Municipal Clerks & Treasurers ON
  • BC HRMA
  • Canadian Centre for Substance Abuse
  • Canadian Independent Adjusters Association
  • Canadian Pipeline Contractors Association
  • Canadian Roofers Association
  • Carson Energy
  • Cenovus Energy
  • College of Surgeons and Physicians
  • Consulting Engineers of AB
  • Credit Union Managers Association Manitoba
  • DiVal Safety Summit
  • Dominion Lending Centers
  • Edmonton Police Services
  • Electricity Distributors Association
  • Enform Petroleum Safety Conference
  • Cenovus Energy
  • College of Surgeons and Physicians
  • Consulting Engineers of AB
  • Credit Union Managers Association Manitoba
  • DiVal Safety Summit
  • Dominion Lending Centers
  • Edmonton Police Services
  • Electricity Distributors Association
  • Enform Petroleum Safety Conference
  • Flint Energy
  • Fraser Health
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Human Resource Management Association
  • Manitoba Industry Canada
  • Manitoba Safety Association
  • Ministry of Children and Families
  • NAV Canada
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Police Chief Leadership Conference
  • Pulp and Paper Safety Conference
  • RCMP – Saskatchewan Victims Unit
  • Saskatchewan Heavy Construction Association
  • Saskatchewan Safety Council
  • Talisman Energy
  • United Association of Canada
  • United States Consulate General
  • United Steel Workers

"There's more to you than you can see."