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Carion Fenn Foundation presents its 4th Annual Mental Health Symposium in partnership with Ajax Public Library, Lakeridge Health and Ajax Home Week. Featuring speakers including Leslie McKenna-McConnell, Cordelia Julien-Clarke, Jim VanDusen and exhibitors including Canadian Mental Health Association, Durham Mental Health Services, Home Healing Hues and more.


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

Lesly McKenna- McConnell

Ajax Resident

Patient Story

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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. 

Cordelia Clarke 

Change Management Specialist

(Life Change Management)

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55 Harwood Avenue South Ajax ON L1S 2H8

Main Branch, Rotary Room

Due to Covid-19 our Mental Health Symposium June 17, 2020 has been merged with our Mental Health Forum October 10, 2020 at 12pm. 

Carion is a Board of Trustee, Vice Chair of the Board Quality Committee and Committee Board 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.  

Jim VanDusen
Chief Operating Officer

​New Roads Automotive Group & VanDusen Chevrolet Buick GMC

(Corporate)​​​

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. 

June 17, 2020 5pm - 8:30PM

Ajax Home Week was founded in 1971 by dedicated service clubs and not-for-profit organizations that wanted to celebrate the Town of Ajax. Carrying on this tradition of celebration, these clubs and dedicated volunteers continue to work with the residents, businesses and commercial communities of the Town to put on a week of festivities.

These activities are for everyone regardless of gender, religion, race, age or personal means and we are proud to partner with a number of our local multicultural organizations. Ajax Home Week helps to promote the Town of Ajax regionally and on an international basis, and encourages former Ajax residents to return to Ajax for a visit.

Project Partners:

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, Host