Keltie previously worked as a Family Violence Specialist with Today Family Violence Help Centre. In this role, Keltie advise and counsel individuals experiencing intimate partner violence on safety planning, community resources and provide education on Domestic Violence.
In the past, Keltie had also worked with the Edmonton Distress Line for over a year as a Crisis Support Worker, supporting volunteers and staff in providing crisis management to callers in need. In this role she gained suicide awareness training and helped educate many crisis line volunteers on the importance of active listening and providing safe spaces for Edmontonians to talk and be heard. In addition to being a paid staff member in this role, she volunteered for the Support Network as a Crisis Line volunteer for seven years providing crisis management, assessment and support in areas of mental health, addiction, seniors’ abuse, domestic violence and suicide. During her undergraduate degree, Keltie worked as the Director of the Student Distress Centre at the University of Alberta Students’ Union, managing staff and volunteers alike in providing emotional support for students on campus. This role involved providing campus education, awareness and prevention on mental health including mental health and the importance of self-care.
In addition, Keltie completed a Master Degree in 2013 in Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping from the University of Ottawa. She will be furthering her education this fall as she start a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary.
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