The Canadian Association for Supported Employment (CASE) will be joined by local host Ability Starts Here in bringing you an exciting conference program and opportunities to explore the beautiful city of Halifax.
The three-day conference is scheduled for June 19th - June 21st, 2018 at the Halifax Convention Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Keynote Speaker: Theo Fleury
Theo Fleury is a former NHL player who played over 1000 games in his career. Fleury stated someday he would play for the NHL. Despite considerable success, Fleury's career wasn't without hardships. In 1996, Fleury was diagnosed with Crohn's disease, a painful bowel condition. He also battled drug and alcohol addictions throughout his career, which ultimately forced him out of the NHL in 2003. Fleury was determined to return and was reinstated to the NHL in 2009. He became an inspiration for fans around the globe.
Fleury worked hard to overcome his addictions and now gives hope and inspiration to others through his speaking engagements at a variety of events. He has also been involved with the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation since his diagnosis and helped raise over a million dollars for that important cause.
In 2009, Playing with Fire hit bookstores across Canada. In it, Fleury takes us behind the bench during his glorious days as an NHL player and talks about growing up devastatingly poor and in chaos at home. Dark personal issues haunted him, with drinking, drugs, gambling, and girls ultimately derailing his Hall of Fame-calibre career.
Theo knows firsthand what it takes to become a champion, to build a strong team, and to overcome whatever difficulties life may throw your way.