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George Brown College Mental Health Conference

17th Annual George Brown College Mental Health Conference

"Flourishing Lives: Healthy Relationships, Meaningful Connections and Positive Mental Health"

Friday, April 29, 2016
Toronto, ON

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An educational forum co-hosted by George Brown College’s Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies and Academic Services & Student Affairs departments, with sponsorship from RBC Foundation.


About the Conference

This year’s Mental Health Conference theme, “Flourishing Lives: Healthy Relationships, Meaningful Connections and Positive Mental Health" will be a day of inspiration as Dr. Amy Banks and Dr. Corey Keyes share their wisdom on the importance of relationships, connections, and supportive communities to mental health and well-being.

Keynote Conference Speakers

Dr_ Amy Banks

Amy Banks, MD  

Amy Banks, MD is the Director of Advanced Training at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Wellesley Centres for Women in Massachusetts. Amy Banks is the first person to bring relational-cultural theory together with neuroscience and is the foremost expert in the combined field. She has spoken throughout North America on “the Neurobiology of Relationship” and has an ongoing passion to spread the message that we are hardwired for connection.

Corey Keyes

 Corey Keyes, PhD  

Corey Keyes, PhD, a sociologist and psychologist, researcher, and professor at Emory State University, is an internationally known expert on mental health and a leader in Positive Psychology, the scientific study of optimal human functioning. Keyes is passionate about the need to shift our public health focus from illness and disease to health and well-being.

Conference attendees will get a chance to ask questions and engage with Amy Banks and Corey Keyes.
Student peer coaches from George Brown College’s “peerconnect” centers will lead participants in wellness activities.
Morning refreshments, lunch, door prizes and a chance to network with colleagues are included!


17th Annual George Brown Mental Health Conference
George Brown College
Financial Services Building, Room 406
290 Adelaide Street East, Toronto

Proposed Agenda

8:00 am

Registration & Continental Breakfast


9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Dr. Georgia Quartaro, PhD – Dean, Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies
Anne Sado – President, George Brown College

9:30 am

Keynote Presentation

Presentation by Dr. Amy Banks, MD


Refreshment Break



Continuation of Morning Presentation


12:00 pm



1:00 pm

Keynote Presentation

Presentation by Dr. Corey Keyes, PhD


Refreshment Break



Continuation of Afternoon Presentation


3:30 pm

Wrap up and Closing Remarks

George Brown College


Registration Information

*Early Bird Registration until April 8th 5:00 p.m. 2016.*

Early Bird Registration General Registration Fees: $100.00 +HST per ticket
Early Bird Student Registration Fees: $50.00 + HST per ticket

After April 8th, 2016 fees are as follows:

General Registration Fees: $120.00 + HST or 4 tickets for $400.00 + HST
Student Registration Fees: $60.00 + HST or 4 tickets for $200.00 + HST




All fees include full conference, continental breakfast and lunch & book draws.
Deadline for all registrations is Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 5 p.m.

Walk-in registrations will only be accepted if space permits.

Registration fees are non-refundable unless notice of cancellation is received by April 25, 2016, 5 p.m. They may be transferred to another individual if advance notice is received.


Please contact Megan Carter at 416.415.5000, ext. 2102 or send an email to