Together We Are Stronger®

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Carion Fenn Foundation is a registered charity established to promote health by providing support services and resources for chronic disease management, while educating the public and those suffering with Syringomyelia and Chiari malformation about rare diseases. 

Rene Soetens

Former Ajax MP & Rotary Club Director

Impact of Opioid Addiction on a Family

(The Emily Soetens Story)

Carion Fenn is the TV Show Host of Health 180 with Carion Fenn on Rogers TV Durham; the President and CEO of the Carion Fenn Foundation and an Award-Winning healthcare advocate. 

Carion Fenn Foundation presents its 3rd Annual Mental Health Forum in partnership with Ajax Public Library and Lakeridge Health in recognition of Durham Mental Health Day.

Jim VanDusen
Chief Operating Officer

​New Roads Automotive Group & VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC

Impact of your health on a family

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

Lakeridge Health is Durham Region’s acute health care provider. With five hospitals, four emergency departments, a residential treatment centre and more than a dozen community health care locations, the new Lakeridge Health is working to provide the best experience for patients and their families. Home to the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre and Pinewood Centre, Lakeridge Health also provides regional mental health, eye care and nephrology services.

With a committed and dedicated team of more than 5,400 employees, more than 760 physicians and more than 1,600 volunteers, Lakeridge Health provides care to the more than 650,000 people living and working in Durham Region. 

Elise Arbic
Healthy Workplace Manager

​​Lakeridge Health

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. 

5:00PM - 5:30PM: Networking

5:30PM - 5:40PM: Welcome & Greetings 

5:40PM -6:10PM: Impact of Opioid Addiction on a Family

​6:10PM - 6:30PM: Impact of your health on a Family

6:30PM - 7:30PM: Networking 

7:30PM - 7:50PM: Familial Stress  

7:50PM - 8:20PM: How to identify & Manage Family Stressors

8:20PM - 8:30PM: Prizes & Closing 


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.

Carion Fenn, Forum Host

Carion is a Board of Trustee, Vice Chair of the Board Quality Committee and Co-Chair of The Ajax Pickering Hospital Community Panel for Lakeridge Health, governing the 5 hospitals in Durham Region. She is a past Mayoral Candidate and a past Vice Chair and Accessibility Advisor to Council on the Accessibility Advisory Committee for the Town of Ajax.  

Carion has earned several recognitions for her community service, including the Denise House 35 Courageous Woman Award; being named one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women by the honourable Jean Augustine & her Co-authors; the Ontario Volunteer Service Award (10 YRS) from the Ontario Provincial Government; Adult Ajax Civic Award (Town’s Highest Honour); Education and Accessibility Community Award from the Town of Ajax; Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and University Health Network Patti Dawson Award and Advocacy Award from Abilities Awards.  

55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8

Main Branch, Rotary Room

Our Partners:

Cordelia Clarke Julien

Change Management Specialist

How to identify & Manage Family Stressors

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