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News & Events

News & Events

Caring for our Mental Health

​At the close of 2020, the Niagara Community Foundation conducted a survey of our grantees, asking participants about the impacts of COVID-19 on their organizations. One of the trends that was identified was mental health concerns for staff and volunteers. COVID-19 has tested us like never before.
 
In response to this concern, we have the privilege of presenting this important conversation with one of Canada's leading mental health experts. Mental Health is health and each and everyone of us needs to take personal action to care for our mental wellness.
 
Please join us for a virtual fireside chat with Canada’s and KPMG’s first Chief Mental Health Officer, Denis J Trottier. Denis is very open about his lived experience with clinical depression and will share what he is seeing from his lens including various tools for us to care for ourselves and our circle of care.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 | 3 p.m. | Zoom  REGISTER HERE


​Denis J Trottier- Bio

Following a 31-year career as auditor, most recently as the partner leading the Ottawa KPMG Enterprise private company practice, Denis is now Corporate Canada’s first Chief Mental Health Officer. This is his newest role at KPMG. He and his wife Yolande are recipients of the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Inspiration Award. Denis’s latest award is the Fellow of Chartered Professional Accountants designation, principally for his contribution to improving mental health in the professional milieu. Denis is the Mental Health Lead on KPMG’s National Inclusivity and Diversity Council, and is a sought after speaker for his insights into reducing the stigma surrounding mental illness.

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