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Into the Light: Walking with Nurses Toward Better Mental Health Outcomes

Our Continuing Education, day-long event will be held at Peoples Church, 374 Sheppard Avenue East in Toronto. This venue is easily accessible off Hwy 401 via the Yonge or Bayview exits or by the Sheppard Avenue subway/bus.

Last year’s conference explored the local and spiritual approaches to helping congregants and community members with mental health issues. This year, we’ll learn from experts what  the latest research and treatment options are which Parish Nurses can use for decision making in referrals to medical specialists for their clients.

This event will be offered to parish nursing and mental health professionals, as well as interested officials from religion, government and other relevant sectors. Lunch and a take-away booklet will be provided.

Confirmed speakers:

Kirk Nylen

Kirk Nylen, Director of Knowledge Translation & Outreach, Ontario Brain Institute

Karen Freud

Karen Freud, Registerd Art Therapist and Psychotherapist for patients with brain and mood disorders

Amy Clements-Cortes

Amy Clements-Cortes, Music Therapist for patients with brain and mood disorders, Practice Advisor and Senior Music Therapist at Baycrest, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Music and Health Research Collaboratory

Monique Aucoin

Dr. Monique Aucoin, ND—how orthomolecular health approaches help improve mood disorders

Pending speaker: Pharmaceutical Company Neurosciene Department Director—research and current medication.


9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. – 11 a.m. Kirk Nylen, research from the Ontario Brain Institute.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Karen Freud, Art Therapist for patients with brain and mood disorders.

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Amy Clements-Cortes, Music Therapist for patients with brain and mood disorders.


1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. pending Pharmaceutical speaker regarding brain and mood disorders.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Dr. Monique Aucoin, ND, orthomolecular health approaches to treating mood disorders.

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Conclusion.


Ticket price:  Before September 12: Early Bird non-member fee: $100 | Early Bird ICHM member fee: $80 | After September 1: Non-member fee: $120 | ICHM member fee: $90.  

Click here to purchase tickets online.


To register by Canada Post please print and fill out this registration form and mail it and your cheque to:

InterChurch Health Ministries (ICHM), 2 Vaughan Road, Toronto, Ontario M6G 2N1

***Note: Tickets, whether purchased online or via Canada Post, are non-refundable.***