Announcement #1 re: Speaker line-up!

Dr. Norman Doidge is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, researcher, author, essayist and poet. He is on the Research Faculty at  Columbia University’s Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, in New York, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry. He is a native of Toronto and author of New York Times Bestseller,  “The Brain that Changes Itself”.  Check out this clip for a taste of what you’ll hear:

Tod Maffin – “Taking Crazy Back”
Tod Maffin was a top-flying CEO of an artificial intelligence company during the web 1.0 craze. Worth millions, he led an overwhelmingly busy life that included running his publicly traded company while hosting a national radio show on CBC Radio One. He was working 16-hour days, non-stop. And then, everything crashed. Tod will share his very personal story of crashing hard and his journey back recovering from, and living with, bi-polar disorder and two severe substance addictions.

Dr. Mike DeGagne – Executive Director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation – a national aboriginal organization dedicated to addressing the legacy of Canada’s Indian Residential School system.  He has worked in the field of addiction and mental health for the past 25 years.

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