70th Anniversary Online Panel Series

KW Counselling Services is celebrating 70 years as your community mental health service agency with a series of three online panels on the theme of “Connection.” Our moderator, CTV’s Rosie Del Campo, will talk with local experts who can shed light on current and forthcoming challenges, and offer unique insights and solutions.


Ways to Mental Wellbeing

We are in uncharted territory when it comes to mental wellness during a pandemic. Most of us have never lived through a situation like this, and many programs and systems were not designed to help with the unique stressors now facing us. Join our panelists as they discuss the Ways to Mental Wellbeing, and the challenges facing our mental health at this time.

  • Lisa Akey, Director of Counselling, Carizon Family and Community Services
  • Helen Fishburn, Executive Director, CMHA Waterloo-Wellington
  • Jen Forristal, Naturopathic Doctor, Founder of the Umbrella Project
  • Christine Purdon, Professor of Psychology, University of Waterloo
  • Washington Silk, OK2BME Program Coordinator and Therapeutic Counsellor, KW Counselling Services

Watch the recording, read a recap, and find resources here


Belonging and Safety in Waterloo Region

For most of us, sheltering at home means a safe and comfortable space, but for some members of our community, the challenges are very different. Join our panelists as they discuss the great work happening in our community to support and connect with our most vulnerable neighbours.

  • Ann Bilodeau, Executive Director, KW Habilitation
  • Jessica Bondy, Housing Services Director, House of Friendship
  • Sara Casselman, Executive Director, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
  • Jennifer Hutton, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
  • Alice Maguire, Clinical Supervisor & Public Educator, Sanguen Health Centre

Watch the recording, read a recap, and find resources here


Parenting Now

Join our panelists as they discuss the challenges and opportunities that parents and families have during the pandemic. Let’s Talk Parenting!

  • Diane McGregor, Director of Parenting Education & Supports, KW Counselling Services
  • Wanda Kampijan, Community Connector, YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Barbara Ward, Mental Health Lead, Waterloo Region District School Board
  • Barb Cardow, Director Children’s Services, Region of Waterloo
  • Angela Sider, Volunteer Chapter Leader for Waterloo Region, Parents for Children’s Mental Health

Watch the recording, read a recap, and find resources here