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Mental Wealth, Our Most Valuable Resource For Change

Mental wealth means growth, peak performance and the sustainability of all we do and all we set out to do for the future. We are all part of something bigger, whether it be our planet, our family at home or our family at work, our tribe at school, or our global community we can learn practical ways to move towards mental wealth at Year of the Mind 2020.

Built for hardworking people and the businesses that care about them.

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Dr. Bill Howatt
Bill Howatt, Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity for the Conference Board of Canada, former Chief Research and Development Officer for Workforce Productivity, Morneau Shepell...

    Orlando Da Silva
    Orlando Da Silva, counsel in the Indigenous Litigation Team of the Ministry of the Attorney General, has been a litigator for 25 years, conducting complex Indigenous and corporate-commercial litigation.

      John P. Hirdes PhD FCAHS
      Dr. Hirdes is a Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo. He is Chair of the University’s Committee on Student Mental Health.

        Julie Durant, Founder
        Julie has dedicated her last four years towards building evidence-based, mindfulness programs for hard-working people in her community & the organizations that care about them.

          Chin Injeti
          Toronto born, Juno and two-time Grammy Award-winning musician/producer, Chin Injeti is an advocate for the therapy of music.

            Lynn Posluns
            Founder and President of Women’s Brain Health Initiative, the only organization solely dedicated to protecting the brain health of women.

              Dr. Stacy Thomas
              Dr. Stacy Thomas is a Clinical Psychologist, the CEO and Clinical Director of The Design Your Life Centre.

                Michael Herman
                Michael Herman is a Toronto-based business law partner at Gowling WLG. He also serves as general counsel to the firm.

                  Jacques Goulet
                  Jacques is a transformational leader committed to developing people, building strong teams, driving business growth and raising the bar on Client outcomes.

                    Dr. Geoff Soloway
                    As Founder and Chief Training Director of MindWell U, Geoff's latest creation the MindWell Challenge has already helped to support the mental health and wellbeing of over 50,000 Canadians from coast to coast to coast.

                      Carmen Bellows
                      Carmen Bellows is a Senior Consultant, Mental Health, Group Disability Western Region at Sun Life Financial

                        Elizabeth Naumovski
                        Elizabeth has been at Caldwell Securities Ltd. since 1997 and is Vice President, Marketing and an Investment Advisor.

                          Jesse Adams
                          Jesse is the Head of Strategy and Operations at HowattHR.

                            Nora Spinks
                            Nora is the Chief Executive Officer at the Vanier Institute.

                              Dr. Karen R. Cohen
                              Dr. Karen Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

                                Dr. Tanya Cotler
                                Child and Adult Clinical Psychologist

                                  Susanne Cookson
                                  Co-founder - BestLifeRewarded Innovations

                                    Tom Mikkelsen, M.D.
                                    President and Scientific Director , Ontario Brain Institute

                                      Bhante Saranapala
                                      World Civility Ambassador

                                        Lakelyn Hogan
                                        Gerontologist and Caregiver Advocate at the Global Headquarters of Home Instead Senior Care®

                                          Brook Greenberg
                                          Brook is an elected Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia.

                                            Deborah Gillis
                                            President & CEO, CAMH Foundation

                                              Sarah Liverance
                                              Partner, Sklar Wilton & Associates

                                                Mary Ann Baynton
                                                Principal, Mary Ann Baynton & Associates

                                                  Dr. Andrea Wilkinson
                                                  Founder and CEO of BrainShape.ca

                                                    Mary-Lyn Kieffer
                                                    Canadian Executive Director of the Made of Millions Foundation

                                                      Teresa Raponi
                                                      Branch Manager, CIBC Wood Gundy

                                                        What To Expect

                                                        Year of the Mind will offer practical solutions for tackling the issues that affect us all. Guests will hear a 360-degree perspective on how to achieve and maintain good mental health. We will hear from the next generation of leaders and the seasoned change makers who are building sustainable programs now. The discussions will take place, the pitfalls will be brought to light, and those who attend will leave feeling more confident and equipped in their journey towards a powerful mental wealth plan.

                                                        An engaging, entertaining, experience you won’t soon forget.

                                                        From the round tables to think tanks to distinguished panel discussions, you will hear from the doers in mental wealth, the folks on the front lines that are making a difference now.

                                                        Learn “On-the-Job” and “In-Your-Life” Solutions

                                                        Explore evidence based, proven, strategic actionable strategies you can implement right away.

                                                        Networking with like-minded people and peers

                                                        Our agenda blends in opportunities that will connect you with peers and industry experts you may not have exposure to otherwise

                                                        Hands-On, Interactive Roundtables

                                                        Roundtables around key topics that affect mental wealth for hard working people and the folks that care about them. Learn from practitioners who can offer evidence-based tools and resources around top of mind issues that we all care about.

                                                        “Year of the Mind Think Tank Handbook” with Tools and Resources

                                                        You’ll leave with action items, practical tools, takeaways and a copy of our downloadable “Year of the Mind Think Tank Handbook” to offer value long after the day has passed.

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