Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

We are pleased to announce that our Mental Health and Wellness Seminar returns for the fourth straight year, courtesy of the Joint Career Development Program. This free virtual PD event will take place on February 7, 2024 and participants will qualify for 4 CPD hours. 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 continues to provide a mix of inspiring testimonies, actionable tips and strategies for both managing your mental health and supporting your colleagues.

This year’s mental health and wellness seminar is all about creating workplaces that are psychologically safe and how we can all play a role in supporting mental health at work.


Juno award winning singer and songwriter Serena Ryder

Registered nurse and health equity advocate Birgit Umaigba

Performance psychologist Dr. Dana Sinclair

Clinical psychologist Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier

A complete list of our speaker bios will be shared soon.


10:00 – 10:15Opening Remarks
10:15 – 11:15Nurturing Mental Health & Well-Being in the Workplace (Birgit Umaigba)
11:15 – 11:30Break
11:30 – 12:30Cultivating a Performance Culture (Dr. Dana Sinclair)
12:30 – 13:00Nutrition Break
13:00 – 14:00Finding Strength Through Struggle (Serena Ryder)
14:00 – 14:15Break
14:15 – 15:15Psychological Safety & Team Resilience: Translating the Big Idea into Your Actions
(Dr. Marie-Hélène Pelletier)
15:15 – 15:30Closing Remarks

All times ET

Note: While this workshop has been developed with the new CPA ethics requirement in mind, and all participants will receive a certificate of attendance, each provincial chapter has its own rules when it comes to recognizing PD. We encourage members to verify on a case-by-case basis that ACFO-ACAF courses and events meet their provincial requirements.


Register 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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