We Are On
This Journey Together

We bring you FIFO 4 REAL as a place that will give you resources, someone to reach out to, and an outlet to share your very own journey in hopes to shed light for others.

Feel free to contact us at any time or check out the INFO HUB for more resources.

“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do.”

Progress over perfection, always evolving!

Remote work such as FIFO (fly-in-fly-out) has many pros but also comes with cons and navigating life as an individual or family poses challenges. We wish to uncover common themes amongst FIFO workers so they feel supported, are better equipped, and know they are never alone in their journey.

Our Mission

Building a mental-wellness culture for FIFO workers and their families to thrive through education, support, and advocacy.

Our Values

YOU focused - Sharing stories. Integrity, honesty, and truth through kindness. Compassionate and effective leadership. Mindset matters. Solutions and outcomes-oriented. Building community through collaboration & partnerships.

The Vision

Building a mental-wellness culture for FIFO workers and their families to thrive through education, support, and advocacy

Our team

Francisco Valenzuela

Founder - Chief Empowering Officer Living out the FIFO lifestyle having experienced the challenges of marriage, divorce, financial boom and bust cycles. What would the me of today tell the me of yesterday about FIFO life. We need to build out more support which leads me here for YOU. Father, mentor, boots on the ground FIFO worker.

Eric Cauri

Mining Engineer (EIT), Music Producer, Podcast Host. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Eric immigrated to Canada to pursue a university degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus. During his undergraduate, he enrolled for the university’s co-op program and spent 24 months working in various mines in BC, Alberta and Ontario. He currently works at an oilsands mine on a FIFO schedule and joined the FiFO4REAL team to help spread awareness to other international graduates of what the Canadian mining industry is like and how to succeed in a rotation lifestyle.

Matthew Bain

Counselling Services Representing MMB Counselling & Consulting Matt, MEd, MA R. Psych specializes as a clinical and counselling psychologist and a sports and performance psychology professional. His heart is for helping others live out their best lives and he has just the tools to do it. His approach is showing up real, authentic, and reaching new depths.

Mike Cameron

Mike is a passionate mental health advocate and professional speaker. He is a two time TEDx presenter and successful entrepreneur.

Jenna London

Jenna is an advocate for mental health and wellness. Bringing over 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry, she is familiar with the challenges and opportunities that come with the FIFO lifestyle. With a passion for psychology and a background in occupational health and safety, Jenna is a champion of safely navigating the FIFO journey together.

Brandon Button

FIFO4REAL Ambassador Brandon is an advocate for Mental Health of FIFO workers. He is a veteran in the field. He joins us to help us reach across Canada. Brandon is our East Coast Member.

All hands on Deck.

Gaining insight from how others have lived out their FIFO journey. The fails, the wins, how to overcome challenges that come along with the FIFO lifestyle. We share it all here with you in hopes to encourage, inspire, and equip you to live out your best life!

  • Resources
  • Blending Families
  • Transition to and from work
  • Workload performance
  • Job security/insecurity
  • Kids – AWFTU (are we f#$@ing them up)
  • How to navigate money
  • Addictions, numbing, behaviours that sabotage you
  • Suicide, what it means, and how it impacts