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.​

Symposium Exhibitors:

55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8

Main Branch, Rotary Room

“Words have the power to elevate and inspire us to unimagined success. They can propel us in the direction of our dreams and fortify us through to their fruition”.

~ Sophia Bishop

Sophia Bishop is a Socialpreneur and Founder of Elevated Living - a Personal Effectiveness lifestyle company providing peak performance products, training tools, and services. Inspired by her grandmother’s teaching and her personal belief in the power of words, Sophia is guided by the adage that we should ‘expect only the best from ourselves and inspire the same in others.’ It is grounded in her TIFIDIN (THINK IT FEEL IT DO IT NOW) principle that states: “What you THINK determines what you feel, What you FEEL determines what do, The cumulative effect of what you do now determines your life's legacy.” Throughout the years, Sophia worked within the mental health and wellness sector. Committed to social justice and equity she served on the frontline in advocacy roles and at policy tables.

Carion Fenn Foundation presents its 4th Annual Mental Health Symposium in partnership with Ajax Public Library, Lakeridge Health and Ajax Home Week.

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.

VanDusen Chevrolet, Buick, GMC

Serving Ajax and all of Durham Region, VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC believes in providing an extraordinary customer experience.

Are you buying a new or pre-owned vehicle, obtaining parts, having collision work completed or service on your vehicle? We’re here to make it easy, efficient and fun. We are your new, fresh choice in the Durham Region. Our goal is to build strong long-term relationships with our surrounding community. Visit us at 425 Bayly Street West, Ajax. South East corner of Bayly and Westney. Near the 401.

Call us at (289) 608-8802 or (888) 486-2963.

Join the discussion on Empathy!

Our Annual Mental Health Symposium will feature a panel of speakers, exhibitors and a break away session talking about Empathy. Our speakers will focus on day-to-day life and how Empathy can affect our social behavours. Listen to our panel members, ask questions, participate and enjoy light refreshments. Don’t forget to fill out an entry ballot to win some great prizes.

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.

As the first to set up an independent audiology (hearing) and hearing aid practice in Durham Region in 1987, Advanced Hearing serves people of all ages, from newborns to mature adults alike. We are a second-generation family owned-and-operated hearing practice, trained in the field of Audiology/Hearing. With our growth over the years, we now have 4 locations to serve you; Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa. Like physicians, our locations are owned by an audiologist that manages the practice, is a registered CASLPO member and therefore, we are governed by the Regulated Health Professions Act of 1991. In addition, Advanced Hearing clinics have:

  • No quotas. No franchise rules. No conflict.
  • Offer full scope of practice to all ages, and work with the most advanced clinically proven technologies.
  • Share the licensed Act to prescribe hearing aids with physicians.

Are fully regulated…No misleading advertising, no testimonials.​ (2)   

The Denise House exists to provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment to abused women and their children in Durham Region and strives to provide integrated, anti-racist, anti-oppression services to empower the diversity of all women to choose their own future. The Denise House further exists to educate the public at large about issues resulting from the abuse, oppression and discrimination of women and their children.

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. 

Charity # 802775791RR0001

Together We Are Stronger®