Shirley’s passion is to reduce the stigma of mental illness, to educate others, and to be part of the change in how we care for ourselves and others. Shirley has been enthusiastically facilitating workshops for the past 20 years and for the past 5 years has focused entirely on mental health and wellness with the Canadian Mental Health Association. She delivers a variety of workshops for both adults and youth including, Mental Health First Aid, Mental Health Works, A.S.I.S.T., Living Life to the Full, CHOICES, Why Try and the Responding with Respect Series of workshops. As an advocate for youth, Shirley delivers workshops in York Region and South Simcoe schools and at youth-serving agencies to promote youth wellness.
Ann is a skilled training professional with more than 25 years of experience in the field of training and development. For ten years Ann was National Division Manager and member of the North American Training Team for a Global Fortune 500 corporation, and was an instructor at Seneca College for three. Ann is a Life Coach, and has worked with the Canadian Mental Health Association as a Mental Health Educator in program development and facilitation since 2008. Ann leads our Workplace Mental Health Program, and is a certified instructor in Mental health First Aid, Living Life to the Full, Mental Health Works, and A.S.I.S.T.