The Walrus RBC Conversation Series

Onstage conversations on matters vital to today’s thought leaders, opinion makers, and policy creators

The Walrus RBC Conversation Series is a national series of conversation events with a focus on children’s mental health. The series began in Toronto in October 2010, and continues with three events in 2012:

The events are invitation only, and feature an onstage moderated conversation between stakeholders in the mental health community. Our moderators are well-known journalists or public figures with knowledge of the subject. The topic is children’s mental health, and in particular, solutions to stigma. Our audience typically numbers around one hundred, and is comprised of mental health professionals, media, corporate stakeholders, and influential opinion leaders.

The goal of this series is to raise awareness of the issues faced by stakeholders, while also helping to foster a community among our attendees in order that they can work together to provide the best treatment possible for children and parents who access the mental health system.

RBC Children’s Mental Health Project

RBC has an ongoing commitment to supporting children’s mental health, and this conversation series is a key part of the RBC Children’s Mental Health Project. The charitable non-profit Walrus Foundation, publisher of The Walrus magazine, has a mandate to promote and foster public conversations on matters that are vital to Canadians.

For more information, please contact david.leonard@walrusmagazine.com.

How to Foster Mental Wellness in Our Children

6:30 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the University of Saskatchewan Faculty Club (101 Administration Place, Main Floor), Saskatoon

Moderator: Shelagh Rogers, Officer of the Order of Canada, CBC Radio host and mental heath advocate

Panel Members:

Early Intervention and Stigma

6:30 pm, Monday, May 7, 2012 at Windermere Manor, The Grand Hall (200 Collip Circle), London, ON

Moderator: Shelagh Rogers, Officer of the Order of Canada, CBC Radio host and mental heath advocate

Panel Members:

How to Foster Mental Wellness in Our Children

7 pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Prairie Theatre Exchange (3rd Floor, Portage Place, 393 Portage Avenue), Winnipeg

Moderator: Marcy Markusa, co-host of CBC Information Radio

Panel Members:

Past Conversations

Our third event, moderated by Valerie Pringle, was staged at Halifax’s Neptune Theatre
Our second event, moderated by Shelagh Rogers, was staged at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Our first event, moderated by Valerie Pringle, focused on child and youth mental health

related link: RBC Visual Art Project at The Walrus

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