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Make it Work
Make it Work

Join us this October....

in Southwestern Ontario at the newly renovated Holiday & Suites Ambassador Bridge for our third annual breakthrough conference on mental health issues and their impact on the workplace.

Conference fees have been significantly reduced this year to assist even more businesses to attend! Registration includes breakfast, special luncheon show "Funny… You Don't Look Crazy" by keynote speaker Victoria Maxwell, as well as workshops. Lunch only tickets are also available.

Workshop details and speaker bios will be available soon. Revisit this web site for full schedule, updates and breaking news about the conference. We look forward to seeing you there!

Key Note Lunch Speaker/Performer – Victoria Maxwell

Since being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis, Victoria has become one of North America’s top speakers and educators on the ‘lived’ experience of mental illness, recovery and work. In addition to being a mental health worker, Victoria has worked for over 20 years as an actress and writer for both film and stage. Her one-person shows, Crazy for Life and Funny...You Don't Look Crazy tour internationally to sold out audiences and have garnered awards in both the United States and Canada.

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For more than 8 years, Victoria has been presenting keynote performances and workshops to conferences in Canada and the States helping health professionals, individuals and families better understand the ‘insider’s’ experience of mental illness and recovery. Programs and shows assist in identifying elements of effective therapeutic relationships and successful recovery strategies and treatment plans. More importantly, they offer tools and hope to build wellness and reduce stigma of this, one of the very last taboos. Info:


Funny…You Don’t Look Crazy is the much anticipated ‘sister’ show to Victoria Maxwell’s hit Crazy for Life. This award-winning high energy, irreverent one woman show is the second instalment of her bipolar escapades, capturing the world of work before, during and after bipolar disorder, anxiety and psychosis.

This true life story both entertains and educates, exploding stigmas and revealing glimpses of one face of psychiatric illness and the journey back to work. But at its essence, the play is a celebration of the richness of life, the strength of the human spirit and the power of the human heart. Audience members walk away with an expanded vision not of what’s improbable, but instead of what is possible.


The Windsor-Essex County Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association is a leader in community mental health services. The branch has long been recognized for its dedication to excellence and its work in the area of mental health and the workplace through its Workplace Health Services program. CMHA-WECB is proud to host this conference and highlight the important issue of mental health, mental illness and its impact on work in Canada.

Who will benefit from attending this conference?

  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Labour Leaders
  • Supervisors and Managers in any field of business
  • Business Owners
  • Healthcare Workers
  • Social Service Workers
  • Business Recruiters and Consultants

Make It Work! 2012 Conference on Mental Health and the Workplace

Participation will be on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to seating. Fees include breakfast, lunch with key note speaker Victoria Maxwell, as well as workshops. To be eligible for early bird fee, payment must be received by June 29, 2012.


Online Registration is now closed. If you want to register, please call Kim Willis at 519-255-7440 x 161


Please contact CMHA-WECB’s Advancement Department for further information on this conference: 519-255-9940 ext. 161 or email.