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DAY 1 – October 19, 2021

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Opening Remarks 
11:30 AM – 12:15 PM Keynote: Dr. Javeed Sukhera 
12:15 AM – 12:45 PM Lunch/Networking Rooms 
12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Concurrent Sessions: 
1A: Beyond Normal: Agencies Working Together Towards Racial Equity 
1B: Transatlantic Perspectives on Social Injustices in Psychotherapies 
1C: Transforming Workplaces through Vulnerability, Lived Experience & Staff Empowerment 
1D: The Transformative Power of Destabilizing Gender and Sexuality Norms 
1E: Writing Ourselves Well 
1F: Aîné.e.s LGBTQ+: une population particulièrement vulnérable sur le plan de la santé mentale 
1G: Youth Engagement in Research: Opportunities in Youth Suicide Prevention 
2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Break 
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM COVID-19 and Youth Mental Health: A Panel Discussion
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions: 
2A: Refugee Mental Health: Changing the Narrative and Implications for Practice 
2B: Unsustainable Heroism: Deconstructing the Realities of BC’s Continuing Care Workers 
2C: Improving Peer Employment Conditions: Shifting the MHSU Sector Towards Co-Production 
2D: Pathway to Peers, Young Adult Peer Support in the Emergency Department 
2E: Lessons Learned in Transitioning from In-Person to Virtual DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy)   
2F: Les espaces d’interaction inclusifs: un modèle d’inclusion en santé mentale 
5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Break 
5:15 PM – 6:00 PM Keynote: Stacy-Ann Buchanan 

DAY 2 – October 20, 2021

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM  Opening Remarks 
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Keynote: Dr. Carol Hopkins 
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch/Networking Rooms 
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM  Concurrent Sessions: 
3A: A new normal for aging and mental health in Canada 
3B: Correlates and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19 
3C: How Changing Communities Helps Us Recover from our own Mental Health Challenges 
3D: Making Media, Doing Care: Normalizing Mental Illness on Instagram 
3E: Queering the norms around cannabis and mental health amongst LGBTQ2S+ youth  
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM  3F: Une clinique pour les personnes LGBTQ+ migrantes et racisées à Montréal expérience de santé mentale communautaire 
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM  Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions: 
4A: Were We Ever Normal?: Black and Indigenous Mental Health 
4B: The Mental Health Commission of Canada’s COVID-19 Policy Response Initiative 
4C: Compassion Fatigue, Burnout, and a Way Forward for Educational Workers 
4D: Closing the Gap – Building Seamless, Effective Mental Health Care Pathways for Children, Youth and Families 
4E: Mindset Mayhem: Build, Burn and Rebuild 
4F: South Asian Mental Health – Hardest Hit by COVID-19 
4G: Digitalisation d’un programme de promotion pour la santé mentale 
2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Break 
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM  Plenary Session: National Mental Health Standards Panel: Why Are They Needed? What Could They Look Like? 
3:45 PM – 4:15 PM Networking Rooms 
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions: 
5A: Indigenous Perspectives on Wellness: An “All My Relations” Conversation 
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM 5B: Interventions for Grieving and Bereaved Informal Caregivers: Exploring ‘New Normal’ 
5C: Circle of Care Program 
5D: CMHA Ottawa’s Condominium Housing First Program: Study Findings and Toolkit 
5E: Unpacking Cannabis Use and Mental Health in Métis in Manitoba 
5F: Perceptions of Pharmacogenomics in Mental Health: Mixed Methods Rapid Review 
5G: French session – To be confirmed 
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Break 
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM Keynote: Vu Le 

Please note: agenda is subject to change without notice
All times are listed in Eastern Time (EDT).