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Keynote Speaker

Dr. Diane McIntosh 
BSc Pharmacy, MD, FRCPC 
Psychiatrist, author, educator and mental health advocate


A respected psychiatrist, author, and educator, Dr. Diane McIntosh is a passionate advocate for better mental health care and a tireless champion for Canadians suffering from mental health challenges. 

Throughout her career, Dr. McIntosh has worked to raise the profile of mental health issues in Canada and around the world. She’s established medical education and advocacy programs, published numerous blogs and op-eds, and lectures widely on mental health issues.  

Dr. McIntosh also co-hosts Blindsided, an award-winning podcast exploring mental health issues with former NHL goalie, Cory Hirsch. Her most recent book, This is Depression: A comprehensive and compassionate guide for those who want to understand depression, is an Amazon Canada bestseller. 

She believes every Canadian deserves the best mental health care possible so that they can live full lives of physical and mental well-being.

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