Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Speak at the Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health

OTTAWA, April 5, 2016 /CNW/ - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will deliver remarks during the opening ceremonies of the Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health, on Thursday,
April 7, 2016, at 8:45 a.m.,
at the Westin Ottawa Hotel.

"The partnership between educators and mental health experts and practitioners is essential for the well-being of young people in our country," said Her Excellency. "With over a million Canadian children and youth being touched by mental health issues, it is more important than ever to be vocal about the need to further develop the people, practices, programs and tools that will make a world of difference for these youth."

About the Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health
Organized by the Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC), the Canadian Educators Conference on Mental Health is a two-day conference aimed at bringing together hundreds of educators and education leaders from across the country with the aim of providing tools, sharing experiences, understanding the latest research and building networks in the field of mental health education. For more information, visit www.cecmh.ca.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Julie Rocheleau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-7280, julie.rocheleau@gg.ca; Amber LaBerge, Communications Officer, 613-258-7757, ext. 272 or 613-485-0268 (cell), amber.laberge@cdsbeo.on.ca

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