Dear Manager: Let’s Talk About Mental Health at Work

Join Made of Millions, Invest Ottawa, JUMP! 106.9 and other leading companies for a candid conversation about mental health at work.

About this Event

The Topic

The state of mental wellness in modern workplaces demands action — anxiety and depression are on the rise, stigma remains high, technology continues to blur the line between work-life and home-life, and employers are struggling to combat the problem head-on. It’s time for change, but when it comes to mental health, what does real change look like?

Join us for an evening of conversation about modern workplace mental health challenges including, those facing entrepreneurs, and the role businesses can play in supporting employee wellbeing. Guests will hear personal stories from founders, professionals, and gain insight from Canadian companies on steps they are taking to lead the change in supporting mental health at work.

What to expect:

5:30pm: Doors open + snacks and drinks

6:00pm: Open remarks

6:15pm: 2 TED-style Talks – Personal stories

6:45pm: Panel Discussion + Q&A

7:45pm: Networking begins

9:00pm: Doors Close

Speakers include:

Sonya Shorey, VP Strategy and Marketing, Invest Ottawa

Mary-Lyn Kieffer, Director, Made of Millions Foundation

Ryan Forsyth, Promotions Coordinator, Corus Entertainment

Kelly Dawson, Global Disabilities and Leaves Specialist, Shopify

Nathan Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Simple Story

Damian “Mr. D” Rickards, Evening Show Host, Corus Entertainment

Stephanie Vincente, Technical Specialist, Shopify and Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine formerly known as Herd Magazine

Learn More:

To get involved in our #DearManager campaign, and to download our Beautiful Brains Guide, head to

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