Canadian schools’ wellbeing is focus of national forum in Montréal next week

July 08, 2016

OTTAWA – The Canadian Forum on Public Education will gather over 160 educators, mental health advocates, school counsellors and psychotherapists, school board and government representatives to examine the wellbeing of Canadian schools July 11-12 in Montréal.

The Canadian Forum on Public Education (CFPE) — Wellness in our school: Time to act! organized by the Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) aims to identify some of the wellness challenges that exist in our public schools, and examine ways to address these challenges collectively. Over two days, participants will examine issues related to wellness in our schools including:

  • Mental Health and Stigma
  • Technology-Related Stress
  • Teacher Wellness
  • Student Wellness
  • Perspectives on Stress: Language, Sexual Identity, Indigenous

Event details:


Monday, July 11 to Tuesday, July 12


July 11: 1:30 - 8 p.m.
July 12: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Le Westin Montréal, 270, Saint-Antoine West, Montréal


  • André Picard, health columnist, The Globe and Mail
  • Jeremy Dias, founder of the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
  • Louise Bradley and Sapna Mahajan, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Mark Henick, mental health advocate
  • Mary Simon, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
  • Dr. Phil McRae, The Alberta Teachers’ Association
  • Dr. Janice Graham-Migel, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
  • Lisa Weintraub, Executive Director, Centre ontarien de prévention des agressions
  • Gail Enever, Ontario Teachers’ Insurance Plan
  • Myles Ellis, Canadian Teachers’ Federation
  • Caroline Vézina, Société Santé en français
  • Ed Mantler, Mental Health Commission of Canada
  • Janet Ramsay, Janeville Elementary School, NB
  • Karen McKinnon, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Katherine Kelly, Pan-Canadian Joint Consortium for School Health

For more information:

Founded in 1920, the Canadian Teachers’ Federation is a national alliance of 16 teacher organizations representing nearly 200,000 teachers across Canada. CTF is also a member of Education International. @CanTeachersFed



Heather Smith, CTF President

Media contact:

Francine Filion, CTF Communications Director
Office: 613-688-4314 or cell: 613-899-4247
[email protected]