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Inaugural Rotman Conference on Mental Health: The Impact on Business & Canadians

8:00-8:44am check-in and light breakfast; 8:45am sharp to 5:00pm sessions; 5:00pm onward networking reception

Event Details

Speaker Series | Conference | Healthcare | Networking Event | Panel Discussion

Date: Tuesday November 26, 2019 | 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
Speaker(s): Paula Allen, Vice President of Research, Analytics and Innovation, Morneau Shepell
Erin Anderssen, Feature Writer - Mental health, social policy, social issues, The Globe and Mail; Author
Mary Bartram, Postdoctoral Researcher, McGill University
Brett Belchetz, Co-Founder & CEO, Maple (Virtual Care)
Aaron Berk, Partner, Advisory Services (Mental Health Lead), KPMG Canada
Onil Bhattacharrya, Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research, Women’s College Hospital; Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Clinician Scientist, Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Willa Black, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, CISCO
Megan te Boekhorst, CEO, One in Five Apparel
Florence Budden, President, Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
Sarah Chapman, Director, Social Impact Advisory and National Lead, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Deloitte Canada
Valerie Chort , VP Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director, RBC Foundation
Vivian Demian, Executive Director, Management Consulting, Strategy and Operations – Healthcare, KPMG Canada
Samuel Duboc, Chair & CEO, Mind Beacon
Pamela Fralick, President, Innovative Medicines Canada
Melanie Fraser, Associate Deputy Minister, Health Services, Ministry of Health, Government of Ontario
Jordan Friesen, National Director, Workplace Mental Health, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
David Goldbloom, Director, CAMH Foundation Board
Brian Golden, Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy, and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Fardous Hosseiny, National Policy Director, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Bill Howatt, Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity, Conference Board of Canada
Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, Saint Elizabeth Health Care; and Adjunct Professor, Health Sector Strategy, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Natalia Kusendova, MPP, Government of Ontario; former Mental Health and ER Nurse
Andrea Levinson, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Health and Wellness, and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Anthony Levitt, Chief, Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Ann Marie MacDonald, Executive Director & CEO, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
Eric Marcotte, Associate Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction
Christopher McCabe, Executive Director & CEO, Institute of Health Economics (IHE)
Matthew McEvoy, General Manager, North America and Senior Vice President, Big White Wall
Monika Mielnik, Senior Manager, Human Resources – Workplace Health, Bell
Dr. Sam Mikhail, Psychologist; Senior Consultant, Mental Health; and Past-President, Canadian Psychological Association
Will Mitchell, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies & Commercialization, Professor of Strategic Management, and Academic Co-Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Glenn Monteith, Senior Advisor, Global Public Affairs
Brianne Moore, Patient Mental Health Advocate; and National Co-Chair, Canadians for Equitable Access to Depression Medication (CEADM)
André Picard, Health Reporter and Columnist, The Globe and Mail; Author
Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost, University of Toronto
Janine Robb, Executive Director, Health and Wellness Centre, University of Toronto
Erik Sande, President, Medavie Health Services
Alisa Simon, Senior Vice President, Service Innovation and Chief Youth Officer, Kids Help Phone
Lori Smith, CEO, Rise
Allan B. Steingart, CEO, Psychotherapy Matters
Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Government of Ontario
Linda Weichel, Vice President, Initiatives, CivicAction
Eric Windeler, Founder & Executive Director, Jack.org
Ari Zaretsky, Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Centre
Topic: Mental Health: The Impact on Business & Canadians
Venue:

Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
105 St George Street

Location: Toronto
Cost: General Admission: $299.00 + HST; Rotman or U of T Alumni, Government Employees, and Not-for-Profit Organizations (includes universities and hospitals): $199.00 + HST; Current Students (limited quantity available): $99.00 + HST
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For media inquiries and press passes please contact Ken McGuffin, Media Relations Manager, at ken.mcguffin@Rotman.Utoronto.Ca.

To reserve a round table for 10 guests at $2,990.00 + HST (general admission rate only) please contact Daniel Ellul, Coordinator, Public Events, at daniel.ellul@rotman.utoronto.ca.

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019, the Rotman School of Management will host a one-day conference bringing together hundreds of senior business leaders, mental health advocates, medical professionals, students, academics and industry representatives to raise awareness and discuss the impact of mental health on the Canadian economy. The conference will highlight the resources and supports currently available, focus on solutions that are working at home and abroad, identify challenges and opportunities for improvements, and find new ways to design innovative policies and workplace best practices in order to manage the growing burden of mental health.

TIME SESSION
8:00 am

Registration Check-In

Light Breakfast, Coffee and Tea Service, and Networking

8:45 am

Opening Remarks

  • Brianne Moore, Patient Mental Health Advocate; and National Co-Chair, Canadians for Equitable Access to Depression Medication (CEADM)
  • Hon. Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, Government of Ontario
  • Brian Golden, Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy, and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
9:00 am

Fireside Chat with the Ministry of Health

Melanie Fraser, Associate Deputy Minister, Health Services, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care in conversation with Prof. Brian Golden

9:20 am

Keynote: Mental Health on University Campuses

Dr. Andrea Levinson, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Health and Wellness, and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

9:30 am

Organization Spotlight: X2AI

  • Mark Palmer, Representing X2AI

URL: https://www.x2ai.com/
Built by clinical psychologists, Tess is a Mental Health Chatbot that coaches people through tough times to build resilience, by having text message conversations – similar to talking to a friend or coach.

9:35 am

Panel Discussion: Addressing Mental Health in Young Adults

  • Vivian Demian, Executive Director, Management Consulting, Strategy and Operations - Healthcare, KPMG Canada
  • Janine Robb, Executive Director, Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto
  • Alisa Simon, Senior Vice President, Service Innovation and Chief Youth Officer, Kids Help Phone
  • Lori Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Rise
  • Eric Windeler, Founder, Jack.org

Moderator: Dr. Andrea Levinson, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Health and Wellness, and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto 

10:30 am MENTAL HEALTH BREAK
10:45 am

Organization Spotlight: Rise

  • Lori Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Rise
  • Megan te Boekhorst, CEO, One in Five Apparel

URL: https://risehelps.ca/
Rise is the only national charity dedicated to helping people with mental health conditions or addiction, achieve financial independence through self-employment or small business ownership. We provide resources, mentorship and microfinancing to eliminate barriers, improve life outcomes and strengthen communities. 

10:50 am

Panel Discussion: Capacity Crisis

  • Willa Black, Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco
  • Florence Budden, President, Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses
  • Valerie Chort, VP Corporate Citizenship and Executive Director, RBC Foundation
  • Natalia Kusendova, MPP, Government of Ontario; and former Mental Health & ER Nurse
  • Dr. Anthony Levitt, Chief, Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto

Moderator: André Picard, Health Reporter and Columnist, The Globe and Mail; Author

11:40 am

Organization Spotlight: Psychotherapy Matters

  • Allan B. Steingart, CEO, Psychotherapy Matters

URL: https://psychotherapymatters.com/
A virtual platform for better mental health. Connecting therapists and clients with psychiatrists

11:45 am

Panel Discussion: Access to Treatment

  • Brett Belchetz, Co-Founder & CEO, Maple (Virtual Care)
  • Vivian Demian, Executive Director, Management Consulting, Strategy and Operations - Healthcare, KPMG Canada
  • Sam Duboc, Chair and CEO, MindBeacon
  • Dr. David Goldbloom, Director, CAMH
  • Ann Marie MacDonald, Executive Director & CEO, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
  • Dr. Ari Zaretsky, Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Sunnybrook Health Centre

Moderator: Will Mitchell, Anthony S. Fell Chair in New Technologies and Commercialization, Professor of Strategic Management, and Academic Co-Director, Global Executive MBA for Healthcare and the Life Sciences, Rotman School of Management 

12:45 pm NETWORKING LUNCH
Sponsored by Janssen
1:30 pm

Organization Spotlight: BEACON

  • Representative TBA

URL: https://www.mindbeacon.com/
BEACON is customized digital therapy, guided by a registered mental health professional. It's there for you anytime, anywhere you want it.

1:35 pm

Panel Discussion: Economic Impact and Models for Change

  • Mary Bartram, Post-Doctoral Researcher, McGill University
  • Prof. Onil Bhattacharyya, Frigon-Blau Chair in Family Medicine Research, Women's College Hospital; Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine and Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Clinician Scientist, Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Dr. Sam Mikhail, Psychologist; Senior Consultant, Mental Health; and Past-President, Canadian Psychological Association
  • Glenn Monteith, Senior Advisor, Global Public Affairs
  • Dr. Eric Marcotte, Associate Director, Canadian Institute of Health Research - Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addictions

Moderator: Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, Saint Elizabeth Health Care; Adjunct Professor, Health Sector Strategy, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

2:25 pm

Organization Spotlight: Big White Wall

  • Matthew McEvoy, General Manager, North America and Senior Vice President, Big White Wall

URL: https://www.bigwhitewall.ca
Big White Wall is an online mental health and wellbeing service offering self-help programs, creative outlets and a community that cares. When you're dealing with everyday stressors or major life events, we'll help you get through it. 

2:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Policy Solutions

  • Paula Allen, Vice President of Research, Analytics and Innovation, Morneau Shepell
  • Aaron Berk, Partner, Advisory Services, KPMG Canada
  • Pamela Fralick, President, Innovative Medicines Canada
  • Fardous Hosseiny, National Policy Director, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Dr. Christopher McCabe, Executive Director & CEO, Institute for Health Economics

Moderator: Erin Anderssen, Feature Writer - Mental health, social policy, social issues, The Globe and Mail; Author

3:30 pm MENTAL HEALTH BREAK
3:45 pm

Organization Spotlight: Optimity

  • Representative TBA

URL: https://www.myoptimity.com/
Proactive holistic wellness programs, digitally delivered. Offer 100% of your employees personalized support for their unique needs in order to boost productivity, quality of life and decrease absenteeism. 

3:50 pm

Panel Discussion: Workplace Mental Health

  • Sarah Chapman, Director, Social Impact Advisory and National Lead, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability, Deloitte Canada
  • Jordan Friesen, National Director, Workplace Mental Health Program, Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Bill Howatt, Chief of Research, Workforce Productivity, Conference Board of Canada
  • Monika Mielnik, Senior Manager, Human Resources - Workplace Health, Bell
  • Erik Sande, President, Medavie Health Services
  • Linda Weichel, Vice President, Initiatives, CivicAction

Moderator: Brian Golden, Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy, and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

4:50 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Brian Golden, Vice-Dean, MBA Programs, Sandra Rotman Chair in Health Sector Strategy, and Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • Professor Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President and Provost, University of Toronto 
5:00 pm NETWORKING RECEPTION

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