Arlene Dickinson

Opening Keynote – Life Lessons from Arlene Dickinson
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
9:00 am – 10:00 am

Success is often taken for granted; few stop to think about where it came from, what shaped it, what trials were involved. In this refreshing business talk, Arlene Dickinson tells her story, providing a rare look into the making of one of Canada’s most powerful business women.  Brimming with lessons in self-doubt, self-confidence and thoughts on aging, this refreshing talk is underscored by humour, grit, and enormous heart.

Generously sponsored by:

Michael Landsberg

Opening Plenary – Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:00 am – 10:00 am

One of the best-known personalities in Canadian broadcasting, TSN’s MICHAEL LANDSBERG is also one of Canada’s most vocal advocates for mental health awareness and has been an ambassador for Bell Let’s Talk since its inception. Relating his own struggle with depression, Michael’s keynote address touches on mental health in the workplace and beyond. He explains why mental illness isn’t a weakness – and how, together, we can beat the stigma, fight back and save lives.

Generously sponsored by:

Jody Urquhart

Closing Keynote – This Would Be Funny… If It Wasn’t Happening to Me! How to Navigate the Future with Enthusiasm & Vigor
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Sometimes life just gets in the way. Do you ever think, “Why can’t we just do things how we’ve always done them?” or “Why can’t people just leave me alone?” This hilarious and provocative presentation shows senior care providers how to face stress and buoyantly navigate the future.

Through stand-up comedy, audience engagement and analogy, we will unfold the reality that change is constant, workloads are more demanding than ever and we need tools to maintain our sanity! This hilarious motivational speech inspires healthcare professionals to be focused and productive by nourishing the meaning, fun, and joy of their work.


  • Strategies to let go of the past
  • Embrace work with a sense of urgency, conviction, and vitality
  • Nourish the meaning and purpose of your work
  • Strategies to show dignity and enhance quality of life
  • Self-renew in change and build resilience
  • Summon your strength, courage, and talent during the topsy-turvy times
  • How to encourage others on your team to move forward

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