The 9th National Mental Health Conference sponsored by the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba is scheduled for March 20-22nd, 2019 at the Canad Inns Destination Centre Polo Park, Winnipeg. The conference aims at promoting the journey to healing for Indigenous people, the criminal justice system and our communities (addiction & substance abuse).

The conference will include information sessions as well as a series of key note speakers, including:

  • Wanbdi Wakita and Pahan Pte San Win, Bear Paw Teaching and Healing
  • Kassandra Churcher, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
  • Lea S. Denny, MS-CMHC, LPC-IT, NCC, Founder, CEO, Clinical Psychotherapist & Researcher Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT) Consultant & Mental Health First Aid Instructor
  • Ian S Rabb O.D., Director of Business Development & Public Relations, Aurora Recovery Centre
  • Sheldon Franken, Director/Owner, Inquiry Adventures and School Counsellor
  • Dr. Darien Thira, Ph.D., Reg. Psych., Darien Thira Consulting, Inc.

For more information contact Rebecca Marinos, conference manager at 650-888-2654 or

For registration, visit the National Mental Health Conference website.

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