Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

We are pleased to announce our third ever Mental Health and Wellness Seminar, courtesy of the Joint Career Development Program. This free hybrid PD event is coming to Ottawa and the virtual stage on February 15, 2023. Registration is now open!

Juno award-winning singer-songwriter and mental health advocate Serena Ryder will join mental health practitioners and clinicians on the agenda as the Mental Health and Wellness Seminar returns for the third straight year.

As always, the seminar will focus on providing a mix of inspiring stories as well as tangible, actionable tips and strategies for both managing your mental health and supporting your colleagues.


Multi-award-winning and international speaker, Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe

ACFO-ACAF’s Director of Job Evaluation and Equity, Stéphanie Rochon Perras

Internationally acclaimed Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter, Kellylee Evans

Time magazine’s “2021 Next Generational Leaders”, Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

A complete list of our speaker bio’s can be found here.


08:30 – 10:00Networking breakfast (in-person only)
10:00 – 10:15Opening remarks
10:15 – 11:15Stressing Wisely: A Radical Shift in How We Show Up and Excel in All Areas Of Our Lives      (Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe)
11:15 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 12:30Mental Health Supports for Government of Canada Employees (Stéphanie Rochon Perras)
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:30Built to Fly (Kellylee Evans)
14:30 – 14:45Break
14:45 – 15:45Mental Health and Wellness (Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa)

All times ET

This event likely does not qualify for CPA’s PD requirements and as such a certificate of attendance will not be provided.

Networking Breakfast (from 8:30 am – 10 am ET, in person only)

In-person attendees are invited to join us starting at 8:30 am for a light continental breakfast and networking session. Come meet your fellow accountants, auditors, and financial professionals over a hot cup of coffee as you prepare for an exciting day of professional development.


Registration for the Mental Health and Wellness Seminar here:

The seminar will be offered free of charge to ACFO-ACAF members.

If you have any questions, please contact

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