Together We Are Stronger®

Join the Talk on Resilience.
Carion Fenn Foundation presents its 4th Annual Mental Health Forum in partnership with Ajax Public Library and Lakeridge Health.

Our program will feature exhibitors, a panel of speakers, and a breakaway session on resilience. Our speakers will include Cordelia Clarke-Julien, Natasha Halliday, Ann Powell, a professional from Lakeridge Health and more who will focus on the day-to-day struggles impacting families and teach you ways to cope and overcome life challenges. Community organizations like Canadian Mental Health Services, Durham Mental Health Services, Home Health Hues, The Denise House, Women’s Multicultural Resource & Counselling Centre and more will be there to showcase products or services available to the public.

Admission is Free!

Listen to our speakers, ask questions, participate in our breakaway session, network with others, enjoy light refreshments and fill out an entry ballot to win great prizes!  

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. 

October 10, 2020 12pm – 4pm ​​

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. 

Natasha Halliday, MA, CYCP 

​Child & Youth Practitioner

​​Toronto, On Canada




​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. 

12:00PM - 12:30PM: Networking

12:30PM - 12:40PM: Welcome & Greetings 

12:40PM - 01:10PM: Speaker

​01:10PM - 01:40PM: Speaker

01:40PM - 02:10PM: Speaker

02:10PM - 02:40PM: Networking 

02:40PM - 03:10PM: Speaker 

03:10PM - 03:40PM: Speaker

03:40PM - 04:00PM: Prizes & Closing 

Ann Powel

Wellness Decorator

​Home Healing Hues

Carion Fenn, Forum Host

Jake Farr, BScBA, MSW, RSW

Mental Health Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Authentic Self Counselling Services

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