Erin Davis

Opening Keynote – Reclaiming Joy
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
10:15 am – 11:00 am

Is there life after loss? Can you get through a catastrophic event and come out joyful, even when you know it’s something you will never truly get over? These are a few of the questions longtime radio and TV host Erin Davis answers during her captivating, touching and humour-filled address: “Reclaiming Joy.” Based on her bestselling 2019 memoir Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy, Erin talks about returning to her morning airwaves after a life-changing event and proved that with the help of a “community of kindness,” you can survive, thrive, and indeed go on to become the one who lovingly and gratefully consoles others in their time of loss.

Erin had the honour of waking up residents of the Golden Horseshoe for 30 years as host of the morning show on 98.1 CHFI Toronto. Erin now resides in Victoria, BC where she gets to sleep in, although her reWirement has been derailed thanks to the #5 nationwide non-fiction status of her memoir Mourning Has Broken: Love, Loss and Reclaiming Joy.

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Jim Moss

Day Two Opening Keynote – The Changing Ways of Work- Why Employee Well-Being Matters to Everyone in Long-Term Care and Retirement Living
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
10:15 am – 11:00 am

Jim Moss is on a mission to give one billion people the tools to live a happier, higher-performing life. He is the Executive Director at YMCA WorkWell at YMCA of Three Rivers, and a leader in community, impact, and growth.

He is a former gold-medal winning, professional athlete, and Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee. His high-level understanding of sports psychology and education in positive psychology became Jim’s catalyst for the company.

Jim shares his personal story and motivation that brought him into the research that the business is built on today.

Today, he educates and trains business leaders and managers to reach their personal, and professional potential by building great corporate cultures and investing in well-being.

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Michelle Ray

Day Three Opening Keynote – Leadership: It Starts and Ends with Me
Thursday, April 22, 2021
10:15 pm – 11:00 am

Michelle Ray is a highly sought-after international leadership keynote speaker, entrepreneur, author and educator who advocates the importance of developing leadership and accountability skills, regardless of one’s title. She is committed to helping her clients create engaged workplaces, develop exceptional leaders and implement practical strategies to revitalize their cultures.

Now residing in Vancouver, Canada, Michelle’s work as a keynote speaker and coach helps individuals at every level and any stage of their career to master personal leadership: The ability to take charge of oneself first in any situation. She speaks passionately about self–actualization, change, the importance of authentic leadership in the workplace and the responsibility of positive communication and influence. Michelle is one of less than 700 people worldwide to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation.

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