Symposium: 7:00pm – 9:00pm (Rotary Room A): Panel of Experts, patients and community leaders will discuss how mental health affects themselves and the community. You will have the opportunity to ask questions of special guests including Paul McGary, Dr. Barbara Perry, Chris Bowie, Pandit Ji Tiwari, Aydin Leamen, Frank Kennedy and more.

​1 in 5 Canadians are affected by Mental Health issues. ​It is important to increase awareness and facilitate discussion about Mental Health within our communities. Mental Health is a disability like all other disabilities. Our Forum will feature a passport session with organizations and a symposium of experts, doctors and community leaders discussing mental health. Participate in the Passport and Symposium to enter our prize draw.​

Please share this event with family and friends, to help those who require more information and support on Mental Health. Free event open to the public. 

​Location: Ajax Public Library Main Branch (55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON)

Chris Bovie

Ontario Shores

Pt. Rabindranath Tiwari

Sankat Mochan Temple

Celina Caesar-Chavannes

Member of Parliament

for Whitby

Carion Fenn Foundation presents it’s First Annual Mental Health Forum in partnership with Ajax Public Library, recognizing National Mental Health Day. 

Carion Fenn Foundation and its partner Ajax Public Library would like to thank those who attended our First Annual Mental Health Forum. Attendees, Dignitaries, Exhibitors, Speakers, Library and Foundation Staff. See you at our next event. 

Paul McGary 

Lakeridge Health

Dr. Barbara Perry


Together We Are Stronger®

Charity # 802775791RR0001

​Passport:5:00pm – 7:00pm (Library Main Floor): Organizations. Visit Exhibitors making an impact in our communities including Lakeridge Health, Ontario Shores, Durham Mental Health Services, NF-Ontario, Diabetes Canada, Sankat Mochan Temple and more. Get educational information and have your passport stamped by our Exhibitors. Then join our Symposium to start the conversation with our Experts and enter into our Grand Prize draw. ​​​

Aydin & Dilara Leamen

Frank Kennedy


Carion Fenn is the President of the Carion Fenn Foundation, host of Rogers TV Durham Health 180 with Carion Fenn, an Award Winning inclusiveness and accessibility patient advocate. Carion is a Member of Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees, Board Quality Committee & Co-Chair of Ajax Pickering Community Panel, Town of Ajax Accessibility Advisory Committee and Rotary a Club of Ajax member.

Prize winners will receive a custom Carion Fenn Foundation Bag

Carion Fenn

Event Host

- Have Courage Pendant & Necklace

- Avon Gift Basket (Lam Canada)

- Avon Gift Basket (Carion Fenn Foundation)

- $100 Gift Card (PurplWav)
- $50 Gift Card (PurplWav)

- Counselling (Kennedy Intervention Services)

- LA Fitness Oshawa Passes

Bhagavat Gita ...A book of the way of life

  (Sankat Mochan Temple

Symposium Greetings: In launching our symposioum we are honoured to have various leaders in our communities bring greetings to an event needed.​ Town of Ajax (Regional Councillor, Shaun Collier) - Chris Alexander - MPP Ajax Pickering, Joe Dickson - Chris Alexander - Whitby Oshawa MPP, Lorne Coe - MP Ajax Pickering, Mark Holland.