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Featuring Guest Speakers Jessica Gale Friesen, Author of “This Will Not Break Me” and Glen Walker, Retired Executive Director of Positive Living Niagara

Join us for a Lunch and Learn conversation about personal and social stigma, how they affect our overall mental health and wellbeing and what we can do to end stigma.


You can also order your signed copy of Jessica Gale Friesen’s new book “This Will Not Break Me” at checkout! Thanks to the generosity of Jessica, a portion of proceeds support United Way Niagara.

About our Presenters and “This Will Not Break Me”

Jessica Gale Friesen: Jessica Gale Friesen was born in St. Davids, Ontario, the oldest of three children. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Western Ontario she practiced as a Registered Nurse in both acute and long-term care. After the birth of her second child, Jessica left health care and entered her family business in the petroleum industry – including petroleum delivery and a chain of gas stations and convenience stores.

Since joining the family business, Jessica has worked tirelessly, becoming the third-generation owner and Chief Executive Officer in 2014 of Gales Gas Bars. She has help