Together We Are Stronger®

In Building A Healthier Community

Jake Farr, BScBA, MSW, RSW

Mental Health Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Authentic Self Counselling Services


Aisha Francis

Executive Director

​Restore FIBI



Cordelia Clarke - Julien

Change Management Specialist


Elevasyon

How to identify & manage family stressors

I am a Registered Psychotherapist serving clients in and around Whitby, Ontario, as well as online. With 10 years of experience providing both short-term counselling and long-term psychotherapy. I work with children, youth, adults, couples, and families presenting mental health issues; behavioral, developmental and parenting difficulties, as well as people managing chronic pain and illness or undergoing critical life transitions such as immigration or divorce. License in Ontario since 2010 with a ​Honours BSc. General Psychology, Masters of Education and Master of Arts in Health and Clinical Psychology.

55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8

Main Branch, Rotary Room

October 10, 2020 12pm – 4pm ​​

​Vielka Almanzar Bautista, HBA, MEd, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Whitby, ON Canada

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.

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.

Change is good.  Change is grief. Change is growth.  That is the mantra of Cordelia Clarke Julien, a Change Management Specialist with over 20+ years of change and transformation experience.  As a self-profess change agent, Cordelia is well-known for her enthusiastic embrace of life changes. Whether as a professional public speaker, or through her life-change coaching sessions, Cordelia helps people to find the change and transformation they desperately seek. Using change enhancement techniques, Cordelia through Elevasyon successfully works with people to change and transform their respective worlds by providing strategic pathways to achieve goals and objectives.  

Grounded in a growth mindset principle, her work has resulted in personal and professional transformations that promote the self in awareness, assessment and advancement.  Through the application of a solutions focused lens, she has helped many rise to relevance. If you are ready for that change, DM her on twitter at @myelevasyon.

Underscoring everything that Aisha Francis does is her love for people and her passion to live a purpose-infused life. She is a leader, published author, and public speaker with over 20 years of business experience across the pharmaceutical, marketing and non-profit sectors. Her proficiency is in developing people and relational equity, project management, market strategy and brand development, and end-to-end process mapping. In 2014, Aisha founded Project: Restore FIBI (Families Impacted By Incarceration) with the aim to swing the pendulum of critical supports toward families impacted by incarceration through increased awareness of their challenges and opportunities to refine resource allocation, improve community engagement, enhance service delivery, and inform public policy and scholarship. Aisha also owns a consulting agency that specializes in shaping personal and professional narratives into sustainable entrepreneurial business models.

Forum Speakers:

Our 4th Annual Mental Health Forum in partnership with Ajax Public Library and Lakeridge Health. Our Forum feature a panel of Speakers and Community Organizations showcasing Resources available to the public.


Our speakers will focus on day-to-day things 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.

Ann Powel

Wellness Decorator

​Home Healing Hues