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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. 

Carion is a Member of Lakeridge Health Board of Trustees, Board Quality Committee Vice Chair and Co-Chair Ajax Pickering Hospital Community Panel. She is a Past Accessibility Advisor to Town of Ajax Council and Vice Chair on the Accessibility Advisory Committee. Carion is honoured to be selected as one of the 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women 2018 by the honourable Jean Augustine & her Co-authors and she is also a Denise House 35 Courageous Woman Award Recepient 2019. 

Rene Soetens

Former Ajax MP & Rotary Club Director

Impact of Addiction on Family (Fentanyl Opioid)

(The Emily Soetens Story)

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

Workplace Stress

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

Carion Fenn is the President and CEO of the Carion Fenn Foundation; TV Show Host of Health 180 with Carion Fenn on Rogers TV Durham; an Award-Winning healthcare advocate and a Town of Ajax Mayoral Candidate 2018.

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. 

Erin Whitmarsh
Patient Story

Impact of Mental Health on family

Family Stressors


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 - 6:00PM: Speaker #1 - Family & Addiction (Rene Soetens)

​6:00PM - 6:20PM:Speaker #2 - Change Management (Cordelia Clarke Julien

6:20PM - 7:20PM: Networking 

7:20PM - 7:40PM: Speaker #3 - Lakeridge Health 

7:40PM - 8:00PM: Speaker #4 - Stress in the workplace (Jim VanDusen)

8:00PM - 8:20PM: Speaker #5 - Patient Story (Erin 

8:20PM - 8:30PM: Prizes & Conclusion

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

55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8

Main Branch, Rotary Room

Our Partners:

Cordelia Clarke Julien

Change Management Specialist

Change Management