Day 1

09:00-10:00 Opening Remarks and Indigenous Ceremony
10:00-11:00 Keynote: Dr. Michael Ungar, “Nurturing Resilience through a Strong Community”
11:00-11:30 Break with option for walking track
12:00-12:30 Panel Discussion: Lived experience facilitated by Tracy Young-Ridgen
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-3:00 Concurrent Sessions: Theme 1 – Living Better: Mental Health and Addictions
3:00-3:30 Break with option for walking track
3:30-5:30 Experiential Activities*
7:00-8:00 Public Keynote Speaker

Day 2

9:00-10:00 Keynotes: Dr. Caroline Tait and Devon Napope “From the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: An examination of the twenty year era from the lived experience of First Nations children and youth”
10:00-10:30 Break with option for walking track
10:30-12:00 Concurrent Sessions: Theme 2 – Furthering the Goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Decolonizing Mental Health Practices
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Panel Discussion – Caregiver stress, care priorities, and systemic change
2:00-3:30 Concurrent Sessions: Theme 3 – Creating Systems that Support Care and Self-Care
3:30-4:30 Poster and creative work presentations – snacks will be provided


Day 3

9:00-10:00 Panel DiscussionWorking with Diverse Communities
10:00-10:30 Break with option for walking track
10:30-12:00 Parallel Sessions: Theme 4 – Working with Diverse Communities
12:00-1:30 World Café lunch













Parallel Sessions

This section will consist of oral presentations or symposium from participants who submitted abstracts or presentation outlines.

Experiential Activities

More details will be posted regarding this section.

World Café Lunch

To further facilitate meaningful involvement and feedback from the diverse audience at the conference and gathering, the final activity of the conference will be a World Café Lunch. A World Café is a process that helps large groups engage in a constructive conversation around critical questions, to build relationships, and foster collaborative solutions. (Fouche and Light, 2011) The world café is characterized by evolving rounds of information exchange—where people move from table to table every 25 minutes to explore “questions that matter” (Brown and Isaacs, 2005) and developing collaborative responses.