Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health (2018)

November 8, 2018 to November 9, 2018

  • Category: Conference
  • Region: GTA
  • Topic: Teacher Development, Wellness
  • Grades: Intermediate (grades 7-10), JK-SK, Junior (grades 4-6), Primary (grades 1-3), Senior (grades 11-12)


The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is pleased to announce that it will play host a third national conference on Mental Health dedicated solely to educators.  The Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health will return in the fall of 2018.  MDSC hosted conferences for educators in 2015 and 2016 in Ottawa.  The premise of the conference has always been and will continue to be to get educators into one room to talk about mental health issues and learn about how they impact on students and staff.  Some of the topics in 2015 and 2016 included suicide, depression, anxiety, resiliency, and eating disorders.

The third CECMH Conference will take place in Toronto, Ontario in November 8 and 9, 2018. Educators will gather for two days to hear leading Canadian experts discuss and present on a variety of Mental Health topics that impact on schools each and every day. This conference is about learning the most current effective practices and research.  Delegates can expect to attend sessions that will include keynotes, panels and workshops that will provide them with concrete information and tools that they can use immediately upon their return to the workplace.  Planning is underway and some topics will include: The Impact of Social Media on Mental Health, Traumatic Stress, Concussions, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide and Staff Health.

As in previous conferences, there will be displays from a variety of associations and vendors with information and resources for delegates.


A two Day Conference that brings educator together to hear experts in the field of Mental Health and Children.  Past conferences have covered topic such as suicide, anxiety, depression, mental health in diverse communities, and concussions to name a few.  As well, participants have had the chance to attend workshops from educators on supporting strategies based on the expert topics.  The premise of the conference is that delegates leave with materials and strategies that can be immediately implemented upon return to the classroom or that place of work.  In 2016, the featured speakers included Dr. Ian Manion, Dr. Amy Cheung, Dr. Kwame McKenzie and Dr. Charles Tator.


One of the challenges facing educator today is meeting the Mental Health needs of students and staff.  There is an increasing awareness of Mental Health along with an increase need to provide support.  In order to provide the necessary supports so staff know how to respond or assist the child, the conference gives concrete examples and strategies.  Having students who are happy, healthy and well, assists the entire school community in ensure the child is ready to achieve the to the best of their ability


The conference is scheduled to take place on November 8 and 9, 2018.


The conference will take place in Toronto at the International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.


All individuals working in the education sector from k to 12 including Teachers, EAs, ECEs, administrators, and trustees.

We have had many supporters in the past for our conference including the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Bell Let’s Talk, Lundbeck. Allergan, Discovery Education, and  Innovation.

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  • Organizer: The Mood Disorders Society of Canada
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  • Location: International Centre
  • Address: 6900 Airport Rd
  • City: Mississauga
  • Province: ON
  • Postal Code: L4V 1E8
  • Contact: Dave Gallson, Associate National Executive Director for The Mood Disorders Society of Canada
  • Phone: 705-471-6100
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