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Legion Branches are the cornerstone of communities across Canada, and provide one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. With 1,400 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and supports to build a stronger Canada. Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities. Legions help Canadians to honour and remember those that sacrificed for our Country. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322 Ajax Ontario was founded in 1942 by Veterans and for Veterans. Our Poppy Campaign, Remembrance Day ceremony, Youth Education, Vetbuild Program, Seniors activities and other community fundraising initiatives are some of the ways we help our community. Plan to join our Legion today, any citizen of Canada or an Allied nation is welcome. 

Our Mental Health Forum is an open and honest discussion about mental health. It is important to increase awareness and facilitate discussions surrounding Mental Health within our communities. This year’s theme is Family Stressors featuring Speakers, including Jim VanDusen, Cordelia Clarke Julien, Rene Soetens and Elise Arbic from Lakeridge Health as well as Community Organizations, including META Vocational Services Inc., Authentic Self Counselling Services, Durham Mental Health Services, After Breast Cancer, AIDS Committee of Durham Region and other organizations, showcasing Resources available to the public.

Our speakers will focus on day-to-day stressors affecting families and teach community Members ways to cope and overcome challenges. Community Members can listen to our speakers, ask questions, interact with our exhibitors and enjoy light refreshments. After visiting our exhibitors attendees can fill out an entry ballot to win some great prizes.

Project: Restore FIBI (Families Impacted By Incarceration) serves, mentors and supports families with a loved one in the criminal justice system based on our belief that all families are, and should feel like, an integrated and integral part of our communities and society. We offer a multi-pronged, family focused approach to help families address, manage and overcome their daily challenges that have resulted from their family member’s incarceration. Project: Restore FIBI aims to impede the cycles of incarceration, restore the integrity (values, strength and stability) of the family and support them in the development of crucial networks of support.

A mental health counsellor, consultant, educator and community advocate. His work is predominately centered counselling with folks who are looking for support around gender and/or sexuality and advocating for systemic barrier changes and inclusivity to be made at all levels of society, health and government.

As well he currently is the Chair of Centennial College-Addictions and Mental Health Program Advisory committee, President of PFLAG Durham Region, Chair of the BLOOM Network of Partners (Trans care partnership in Toronto). He also sits on local committees: Carea Community Health Committee- Ajax/Pickering, Toronto Police Services LGBTQ Community Committee, Durham Youth Pride, Pickering Age Friendly Steering Committee, Durham Youth Gambling Committee and Westshore Community Association.

Jake is working to bring forth a Durham Trans Care network in 2019 and is currently connecting with potential stakeholders to engage them in this much needed collaboration by all aspects of support of health, emotional and spiritual care for trans individuals in the Durham region.

The Ajax Public Library is the gateway to information and resources that improve the quality of life, foster life-long learning, encourage community involvement, and meet the varying educational and social needs of all members of its communities, within available resources.

To provide a safe and creative integrated global community of learning and practice (CLAP) for our youth. We have a vision of a Bright Future for you. 

Durham Mental Health Services (DMHS) is a charitable not-for-profit agency providing services and supports to individuals and families who are living with mental health concerns. Operating under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, staff work in partnership with clients, offering services that are person-centred and sensitive to individual needs. Services are offered at over 20 program locations by over 200 staff and include Crisis Response, Community Support, Mental Health Court Support, Peer Support, Family Support and Mental Health Court Support.

55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8

Main Branch, Rotary Room

In the early 1990s, there was no specific agency in Durham Region dealing with issues of violence against multicultural women, immigrant and refugee women in the region. A group of dedicated volunteers researched the best ways to meet the needs of these specific women. There was a need assessment and focus group sessions conducted with women from diverse backgrounds who experienced violence and abuse by Barbara Rahder and associates. Following the needs assessment and focus group sessions, participants recommended that a counselling centre was needed in the region. A counselling centre, the Women’s Rights Action Coalition of Durham (WRAC) was established in 1993. The name was changed to the Women’s Multicultural Resource and Counselling Centre of Durham (WMRCC) in 2003 to more accurately reflect the agency’s services and target population. The organization’s aim is to provide culturally sensitive services to women, youth and children from diverse backgrounds.

We create an inclusive environment for a collaborative approach to education, support and outreach.  We build on the strengths and abilities of people living with HIV, AIDS and related co-infections, those at risk and their support networks in Durham Region.
Our Values
At ACDR we strive to reduce the stigma around HIV and AIDS by living according to these values:


The Greater Involvement and Meaningful Engagement of People living with HIV and AIDS (GIPA/MEPA): the client is at the center of all we do; we are client led, and peer and volunteer driven;
 
Social Justice: we work through a lens of cultural safety, inclusivity, activism, diversity, and an Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression (ARAO) framework;
 
Respect: we meet people ‘where they are at in their lives’ - honouring their individuality, self-identity

Herizon House provides services to women with or without children who are or have experienced abuse.   We operate an emergency shelter, transitional support program and outreach services including crisis counselling, community referrals and supports.  Our mission at Herizon House is:

We provide a safe, supportive and empowering environment for abused women and their children. We are committed to promoting equality for all persons, and through education working towards a safer community.

Herizon House is committed to working cooperatively with other professionals and organizations to establish and maintain a seamless and comprehensive network of services for women who have victimized by violence.

Forum Exhibitors:

Dr. Floyd Spence is a top motivational speaker and sought after peak performance coach. From entrepreneurs to athletes, executives and organizations, Dr. Floyd trains individuals and teams to develop the mental toughness necessary for peak performance and high-level success. With his in-depth knowledge and experience of working with highly successful people in life, leadership and business in the past, Dr. Floyd helps individuals

after BREAST CANCER is a registered charity that was founded in 2013 by Alicia Vianga, a certified bra & breast prosthesis fitter and owner of Premier Jour Fine Lingerie, a Toronto-based intimate apparel boutique. When Alicia was asked to review the official Bra and Breast Prosthesis Guide for a major Toronto hospital, she identified a serious gap in the health care system. There was no program that provided breast prostheses or bras for cancer survivors in Toronto who had no insurance, or were financially challenged. Alicia knew it was time to start making a difference, and from that, after BREAST CANCER was born. It’s been well documented that women undergoing breast cancer treatment face many “out of pocket” expenses that quickly add up. after BREAST CANCER was set up to ensure that women have access to basic needs as well as mastectomy bras and breast prostheses if they can’t afford them.

I am Ann Powell, ‘The Wellness Decorator’, founder, visionary and guiding spirit behind Home Healing Hues. A home decorating company helping through Hues. I have been an Interior Decorator, Hunter Douglas Design Consultant with Decorview Canada in the Durham Region, Kawartha Lakes and the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario for many years. I had a life and career-changing experience when my best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer. Before her journey of operations, chemo, radiation etc. began, my friend asked me to bring my colour samples over and help her select a new colour for her family room. She chose to envelope herself in a healing colour. People’s homes are their physical space and I want to help improve their health and well-being, help heal them emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually by doing daily practices, create healing spaces with colour and environmentally friendly design ideas that promote a healthier life.

When most people consider legacy, they envision money or property left to someone.  But at PCAL Financial Group, we believe legacy transcends this simple definition. Legacy is the footprint you leave that enables those following you trod an even more impactful path.

Our vision at PCAL Financial Group is to partner with families and organizations in creating a footprint so expansive that generations after the next can experience life beyond our expectations. It may be in equipping our children to pursue any academic pursuit, gifting or dream, without concern of financial obstacle; or changing the world with our business idea or community service, all while amassing and preserving wealth to transfer to our loved ones. 

Let PCAL Financial Group partner with you to create your legacy.

Dr. Floyd S. Spence
Motivational Speaker, Peak Performance Coach and Mental Toughness Expert

​www.floydspence.com 



Our Mission at the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir & Cultural Center is to provide a spiritual, peaceful and educational environment, a proper understanding of our ancient scriptures and religious practices, to preserve and teach the Vedic way of life of Sanatan Dharma called Hinduism to children, youth and adults.  An institution where people from all cultures and religions can learn about Hinduism.

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir & Cultural Centre was on December 11th, 2011 by Pt. Rabindranauth Tiwari.

META Vocational Services Inc. is a registered charity and not for profit employment agency that specializes in assisting individuals with disabilities find gainful employment.  META provides jobseekers with access to a variety of workshops, a fully functional Resource Centre, Vocational Counsellors, Job Developers, onsite job coaching and candidate support to promote job retention.  All services are funded in part by the Government of Ontario.​ 


www.metavocational.com

Georgia Fullerton is a professional visual artist, expressive arts therapy practitioner, arts-educator and public speaker. Her dynamic abstract art explores the relationship between the real and imagined, and reveals her emotions, memories of her girlhood and Jamaican roots. Her work can be found in private and public collections in her community and around the world. Georgia has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Toronto’s York University, and is a graduate of The CREATE Institute of Toronto (Center for Expressive Art Therapy and Education). She designs and delivers Creative Arts therapy gatherings and expressive arts workshops in the community while practising her captivating original art in her home studio in Ajax, Ontario. Georgia is a board director at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery and the Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association. She also sits on the Program Advisory Committee for The School of Media Art and Design at Durham College.