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Program

This is a program built around the eight dimensions of wellness.

Dimensions of Wellness:

  • Emotional – Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships
  • Environmental – Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments that support well-being
  • Financial – Satisfaction with current and future financial situations
  • Intellectual – Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills
  • Occupational – Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work
  • Physical – Recognizing the need for physical activity, healthy foods, and sleep
  • Social – Developing a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-developed support system
  • Spiritual – Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life
7:45 – 8:30 am
Registration
8:40 – 8:55 am
Welcome, setting our intention for the day.
9:00 – 9:30 am
Emotional Environmental Financial Intellectual Occupational Physical Social Spiritual
Panel Moderator Erin Dick; joined by Bill Howatt; Carmen Bellows, Susanne Cookson
Mental Wealth and the Workplace Experience
A mindful discussion will reveal the role the interconnected dimensions of wellness play as building blocks for mental wealth and creating more harmony between the work and life experience.
9:35 – 10:00 am
Financial Occupational Social
A CANDID CONVERSATION BETWEEN RHIANNON ROSALIND CEO, ECONOMIC CLUB OF CANADA AND Jacques Goulet, President, Sun Life Canada
A Brighter Future, Strong and Steady for Mental Wealth
10:05 – 10:30 am
Physical Intellectual
PARTICIPANTS –MODERATOR; LYNN POSLUNS; ONTARIO BRAIN INSTITUTE MEMBER TBA; LAKELYN HOGAN
Brain Health for Mental Wealth
Brain Health; Millennial Minds; latest in Neuroplasticity and Caring for Loved Ones
10:30 – 10:45 am
Brain Break
10:45 – 11:15 am
Emotional Environmental Financial Intellectual Occupational Spiritual
Panel Moderator, Julie Durant with Geoff Solloway; Additional Panelist TBA
Present for the Future
Technologies like AI and Robotics are shifting the skills that are considered premium and necessary to evolve in business. How can we thrive within this changing environment? What skills will guide us?
11:20 – 12:00 pm
Emotional Environmental Financial Intellectual Occupational Social Spiritual
Tom Mikkelsen, M.D., CEO ONTARIO BRAIN INSTITUTE; DEBORAH GILLIS, CEO CAMH; PANELIST AND MODERATOR TBD
Mental Wealth for Sustainability, Prosperity and Happiness
Exploring the power of connecting our advancements in science, research and business with awareness, and kindness to build a sustainable culture.
Connecting purpose with our money and the powerful role of financial literacy.
12:00 – 12:55 pm
Lunch Break – Brain Health Lunch Provided
1:00 – 1:30 pm
Emotional Occupational Social Spiritual
Arm Chair Discussion with Dr Stacey Thomas and Dr. Tanya Cotler
Mining the Transformative Power of Connection for the Workplace and for Life.
The attachment system: how it develops and influences our health throughout our lives, How our relationships function as the mirrors that can bring awareness to the patterns that no longer serve us, the questions we all need to be asking to disrupt the patterns from the past and create a new possibility.
1:35 – 2:05 pm
Emotional Environmental Financial Intellectual Occupational Physical Social Spiritual
Moderator PANEL; COLLEEN MCDOWELL; JOHN HIRDES U of Waterloo; KELLY O’BRIEN, U of New Brunswick;
Mental Fitness from the Campus to the Workplace
Importance of building skills early, supporting the transition from campus to workplace; defining the role of mental fitness and technology in prevention; insights and case studies.
2:10 – 2:45 pm
Occupational
A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL HERMAN, ORLANDO DA SILVA, BROOK GREENBERG MODERATOR, JULIE DURANT
Raising the Bar
Inspiration from industry leaders and change makers who have their own experience in high stress work environments.
2:45 – 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Emotional Environmental Intellectual Occupational Physical Social Spiritual
NORA SPINKS, Dr. Karen R. Cohen, Additional Panelist TBA
Re-defining Inclusion, What does Mental Health Care for all Canadians really look like?
What does inclusion look like in 2020? What stands in the way of Canadians getting mental health help when they need it and what needs to be changed and what resources are available now.
3:35 – 3:50 pm
“Ask the Experts” audience submitted questions answered.
4:00 – 4:30 pm
Physical Social Spiritual
Closing on a high note.
Musical Inspiration
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