Amanda Keller is an entrepreneur, activist, researcher, former clinician and Ph.D. student. Through her advocacy work she is recognized as one of the most prominent voices in Quebec fighting for transformative change to child welfare services. She is the founder of CARE Jeunesse, a grassroots peer support organization for alumni of foster care. She has ten years of clinical experience working with youth suffering from complex difficulties such as addiction and mental health issues. She combines her personal, professional and academic knowledge to lead meaningful change.

Anne is an employee of Jeffery Hale – Saint Brigid’s since 2008. She has since gotten to know the local English-speaking community first-hand, particularly in terms of its CLSC-type health and social service needs. Working as a homecare social worker for the Jeffery Hale Community Services, she quickly became the team leader of the Homecare Services.

Anne is a nurse by profession and a long time activist in community development in Notre Dame de Grace district of Montreal and beyond. She has been part of the steering committee of the Community Network Table and its Forums since 2006.

The core mission of the Argyle is to continue to offer excellence in psychotherapy & training at affordable rates.

Both Faye and Chrystal Assee work with teenagers and young adults with mental health difficulties ranging from anxiety to depression and various crisis situations.

Crystal is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Naturotherapist, specializing in stress and burnout.

Danielle de Moissac is full professor at the Faculty of science at l’Université de Saint-Boniface in Manitoba and Research Coordinator for the Consortium national de formation en santé in this postsecondary institution. Her research focuses on the health of francophones and their access to healthcare and social services in French when living in a linguistic minority context.

David Robinson (he/him) is a community worker, and an active listening volunteer at Vent Over Tea. He has facilitated workshops on loneliness and togetherness, active listening, and hosts a monthly intergenerational conversation on death and dying using the Death Cafe model.

Mélissa Généreux holds a doctorate in medicine, a master’s degree in public health and a specialization in community medicine from the University of Montreal. After having been appointed as Director of Public Health for six years in the Estrie region, she now acts as a medical adviser both at the regional and provincial level in Quebec.

Gustavo Turecki MD PhD is a clinician scientist whose work focuses on understanding brain molecular changes that occur in major depression and molecular processes that explain treatment response.

Dr. Guylaine Vaillancourt is an Associate Professor in Music Therapy and Chair of the Department of Creative Arts Therapies at Concordia University