Speaker Series  

Our Speaker Series events raise awareness around a broad range of topics, and help to engage our communities in conversations that matter. The events showcase talented, innovative individuals from our area who are doing important work for our communities, often in a national perspective. Our distinguished speakers have included former Senator Hugh Segal, Gord Sinclair of The Tragically Hip, and The Right Honourable Paul Martin.


Recent Speaker Series Topics 

Promise in Prevention: Planting the Seeds for Lifelong Wellness

Dr. Chaya Kulkarni (Director of Infant Mental Health Promotion, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto) presented a compelling case for addressing mental health in infants, toddlers and young children.

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ACEs Aren't Wild Cards

Dr. Meredith MacKenzie (family physician, Street Health Centre, Kingston) and Kris Millan (Director of Family Health, KFL&A Public Health), discussed Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the ways they impact a child’s development into adulthood. 

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Health Equity and Homelessness

Dr. Jeff Turnbull (Medical Director, Ottawa Inner City Health) led the discussion which focused on homelessness and ways to provide access to healthcare for vulnerable populations within our community. 

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Not All Aging is the Same

Dr. John Muscedere (Scientific Director, Canadian Frailty Network) and Wendy Griesdorf (Lawyer, specializing in estates and trusts), spoke about our aging societies and the legal protection of seniors in our communities. 

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Why Together is Better for Child and Youth Mental Health

The discussion, which was led by a panel of speakers, focused on the ongoing work in KFL&A to improve our response to concerns about child and youth mental health. 

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Building a Better Basic Income Security System in Canada

The panel discussion highlighted the issues within Canada’s income security system and the principle of eliminating poverty by giving people money. 

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