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Canadian Mental Health Association Durham is an integrated community mental health and primary care hub that has been providing mental health services to Durham Region for over 60 years.

During that time, it has evolved to provide a broad range of services to individuals and their families experiencing mental health challenges, from information and education to case management, psychosocial rehabilitation, housing and primary healthcare. These services are provided through inter-professional teams focused on providing clinically based services that, in addition to dealing with client mental health issues, address social determinants of health using the recovery model.

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.

Our Sponsors:

I am a Community Mental Health worker with Lakeridge Health Team. In this capacity, I have supported hundreds of clients struggling with mental health and addictions to set recovery goals and re- integrate in the community. I feel humbled that clients trust me to share their personal struggles and stories and allow me to walk with them to the path of recovery. The pleasure of making a positive difference in someone's life incredibility rewarding. I am also a Registered Psychotherapist and support clients in my private practice to deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues and various personality issues. I facilitate them to learn various methods and strategies to cope with anxiety that we deal with in our daily lives. I am very passionate about creating awareness about Mental Health issues in the community through workshops, seminar and podcasts. 

​Wednesday, October 6, 2020 6:30pm - 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. 

THEME: Selfcare

Today could be your day one, but I get it...You have a extremely busy lifestyle, you're a high achiever in a demanding career, you may have kids and other responsibilities to take care of. You take care of everyone, but not yourself. Over the past 11 years, I have had the pleasure of working with people just like you from all walks from life. And let me tell you something, I have not had ANYONE that has followed my instructions and didn't get the results. PERIOD. I make it easy because of my simple 4-step fitness system that will guarantee you results. And because I come to your home or condo there is really nothing to worry about! All I ask is that you show up and give me your all.

Sukaina Bhojani

Community Mental Health Worker

​Health Durham Mental Health Services

​​Travis Edward,

Fitness Trainer

House of Sweat​​

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. 

Carion Fenn Foundation presents our 5th Annual Mental Health Forum, Wednesday October 6, 2021 6:30pm – 8:30pm Eastern in partnership with Ajax Public Library and Lakeridge Health focusing on Selfcare. Sponsored by Ajax Legion. 

Our Forum is FREE to the public for 2 hours and features speakers such as Durham Mental Health Services, Fitness with Tavis Edward, Nutrition with Jayde McLean, Certified Nutritional Practitioner & Breakout Session to help you unpack what you’ve learned hosted by Cordelia Clark Julien, Change Management Specialist.

6:30pm – 6:40pm   Greetings
6:40pm – 7:05pm   Speaker 1 (Travis Edward – Fitness) 
7:05pm – 7:07pm   Poll 1
7:07pm – 7:08pm   Sponsor Video 1
7:08pm – 7:33pm  Speaker 2 (Durham Mental Health Services) 
7:33pm – 7:35pm   Poll 2
7:35pm – 7:36pm   Sponsor Video 2
7:36pm – 8:01pm   Speaker 3 (Jayde McLean – Nutrition) 
8:01pm – 8:26pm   Breakout Session (Cordelia Clark Julien) 
8:26pm – 8:30pm   Closing

Register Now.
Once registered you will receive confirmation email containing the link that you can use to join us. FREE event open to the public. Please share this event with family, friends, and contacts. 

Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities. Legions help Canadians to honour and remember those that sacrificed for our Country. The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 322 Ajax Ontario was founded in 1942 by Veterans and for Veterans. Our Poppy Campaign, Remembrance Day ceremony, Youth Education, Vetbuild Program, Seniors activities and other community fundraising initiatives are some of the ways we help our community. Plan to join our Legion today, any citizen of Canada or an Allied nation is welcome. 

Jayde MacLean

Certified Nutritional Practitioner

​Reclaimed Health

Missed the 2020 Forum? Here it is...

The Here I Am App is a life-saving mobile app that will, in time of an emergency, whether it be a medical situation or one of personal security, contact up to three contacts in the user’s phone. What's more, the sender's GPS coordinates are included along with a Google map showing the location of the sender. The Here I Am App is user-friendly and the set-up is easy. It’s ideal for single individuals, seniors, teens, children, outdoor enthusiasts and sportsmen and women alike. It’s also ideal for individuals who may experience bullying, work harassment, abduction/kidnapping, suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety, domestic violence, unexpected medical conditions, Alzheimer’s or Dementia, Autism,
or seniors living alone in-home.

Legion Branches are the cornerstone of communities across Canada, and provide one of the largest volunteer bases in the country. With 1,400 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and supports to build a stronger Canada.

Our Partners:

Cordelia Clarke Julien

Decompression Session

Change Management Specialist


Jayde MacLean is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner specializing in gut health. She has a passion for helping those with digestive issues, IBS, bloating and celiac disease. At the age of 13, Jayde was diagnosed with celiac disease and had to make changes to her diet and lifestyle to overcome her health challenges.

She now helps others who are on similar health journeys to reclaim their health through her food blog ( and nutrition consulting.