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Village Eulogia is a Christian community for families with children and young adults with special needs. We provide year round programs and activities (including a summer retreat) for children, young adults, siblings and parents. We aim to strengthen relationships and family cohesion through acceptance and belonging.

 Spirituality is an important resource for individuals with disabilities and their families. It is our belief that focusing faithful attention on our unique gifts and the purpose of life, we can find a meaning for disability, a sense of hope and a more fulfilled life. 

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. 

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.

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (lim-FAN-je-o-LI-o-MI-o-ma-TO-sis) is a rare lung disease that usually strikes women during the prime of their lives. 

 The LAM Foundation urgently seeks safe and effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) through advocacy and the funding of promising research. We are dedicated to serving the scientific, medical and patient communities by offering information, resources and a worldwide network of hope and support.

55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8

Main Branch, Rotary Room

Keishia Facey founded Riddim Fitness Inc., in April 2014, bringing with her an extensive background in Afro-Caribbean dance, fitness instruction and best practices in mental health & wellness. As the director, Keishia applies her knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion strategies alongside her background as mental health and fitness practitioner to develop programs that empower both children and adults. For the Beat of the Heart. For more information about community events, personal training, dance fitness classes, childrens dance and education program, rental spaces, or to join our adult or kids program please visit: or on social media: @RiddimFit.

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.

Dr Meera Pandompatam BSc, MD, DNM®
Ayurvedic Practitioner & Medical Liason

I graduated from McGill University where I earned my medical degree (M.D.). My journey took me to South Africa and South India to work in HIV/AIDS medicine, and also locally across Ontario as a post graduate trainee. I worked with patients with complex conditions, including cancer, rare diseases, unknown diagnoses, and mental health conditions; providing medical guidance and advocacy.

I studied the powerful mind-body healing system, Ayurveda, for 3 years, in Canada and India. I am grateful to Ayurveda in healing my own health issues including palpitations, chronic insomnia, PTSD, depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, and arthritis. My profound healing experiences have inspired me to share this wisdom with everyone.

Striving to heal patients by melding Ayurveda with modern medical expertise, while holding true to the ancient practice, has become my life’s work. I practice in a beautiful clinic, Dhaya Integrative Health, in Pickering, Ontario, focusing on mental health.

Forum Exhibitors:

Join the Talk on Family Stressors!

Our Annual Mental Health Forum will feature a panel of Speakers including Jim VanDusen, Cordelia Clarke Julien, Rene Soetens and professionals from Lakeridge Health as well as Community Organizations showcasing Resources available to the public.

Our speakers will focus on day-to-day stressors affecting families and teach you ways to cope and overcome challenges. Listen to our panel members, ask questions, interact with our exhibitors and enjoy light refreshments. Don’t forget to fill out an entry ballot to win some great prizes.

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.

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.​

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.

Thursday October 10, 2019 5pm – 8:30pm ​​