Thank you for your interest in attending A Mental Health Morning. This event was scheduled to take place on October 6, 2022. Recently, our Foundation learned of the allegations of sexual assault against some members of Canada’s team at the 2002-2003 World Junior Hockey Championships in Halifax, NS. Jordin Tootoo was a member of Team Canada at this tournament and has proactively joined three other players in issuing a statement regarding these allegations.
Many of you may recall that Jordin lost his brother, Terence, to suicide in 2002 and Jordin himself battled with alcohol addiction. Now, through the Team Tootoo Foundation, Jordin advocates for mental health and addiction support and suicide prevention strategies, with a particular focus on ensuring greater access to care for Canada’s remote north. This work was to be the topic of his address at A Mental Health Morning.
However, in light of the investigation that is currently underway, we are placing a hold on Jordin’s keynote address. Our plan is to host A Mental Health Morning in early 2023, once a new speaker has been confirmed. We will be in touch with all event sponsors and registrants about this change, and should you have any questions, please reach out to us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 905-521-6036. Thank you again for your interest and your support of the mental health and addictions services provided by St. Joe’s.