Conference Highlights

Thursday & Friday Keynote

Get inspired at our opening ceremonies each day with an engaging keynote presenter.

Thursday keynote speaker just announced! Day 1 of Conference will feature Masters Indigenous Games athlete and accomplished hoop dancer Celina Cada-Matasawagon!

Details coming soon.

Day 2 of Conference will feature mental health activist and TED sensation Kevin Breel

Kevin Breel’s TEDx Talk Confessions of a Depressed Comic has garnered more than four million views, making it one of the most watched TED talks ever on mental health. In the years since he delivered it, Kevin’s been called one of the “Most Influential Millennials in the World” by Parade magazine, and is now a national ambassador for Bell “Let’s Talk”. His honest and humorous take on his first-hand experience with depression, and his message of ending the stigma around mental illness, resonates with all kinds of audiences.

Deftly combining his mental health activism with his incredible comedy, Kevin has been a guest speaker for schools, Fortune 500 Companies, and the Government of Canada. Kevin is a recipient of multiple awards for his social activism, and he has been featured in countless media outlets, including by NBC, CBS, The Huffington Post, MTV, CNN, The Today Show, Mashable and The Wall Street Journal.


Social Innovation & Collaboration Sessions

Get ready to move, network, and be part of the future of H&PE! Have your say about what’s to come in the H&PE sector by going through hands-on sessions to test, contribute, and experience upcoming Ophea resources, trainings, and digital tools.


Networking Opportunities

Opportunities to connect with colleagues and learn about initiatives and resources from professionals who share the same passion.


Interactive workshops

Engaging workshops that offer hands-on experience and knowledge, providing new ideas to use with students right away.


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