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Lend An Ear 2022

Start your day with Distress Centre on Thursday, September 22 and participate in our Lend An Ear virtual event along with our special guests Ron MacLean, Catriona Le May Doan, Dr. Karen MacNeill and Stephanie Labbé. Ron will be holding a captivating conversation with Catriona, Karen and Stephanie on embracing your mental health. All in support of Distress Centre’s 24 hour crisis and mental health services.

An event you can enjoy from the comfort of your home with family & friends!

A Conversation: Embracing Your Mental Health

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Award Winning Sports Broadcaster Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean brings more than 30 years of award-winning experience to his roles as host of Hockey Night in Canada and co-host of Rogers Hometown Hockey.

Ron knows Olympic sport well and has been a passionate advocate for Olympians. He will lead a panel discussion on the mental health challenges some of the best athletes in the world face during their career.


Canadian Speed Skater Catriona Le May Doan

Two–time Olympic gold medalist and World Champion in speed skating, Catriona Le May Doan was known as the “fastest woman on ice”. Catriona is the only woman to set eight consecutive world records in one distance.

A CBC commentator, author, motivational speaker, recipient of the Order of Canada, Chef de Mission for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games, and a mum of two, Catriona is presently President and CEO of Sport Calgary.


Performance Psychologist Dr. Karen MacNeill

Dr. Karen MacNeill is a performance psychologist, speaker, and consultant with over 20 years of experience working with Olympians, Fortune 500 business leaders, and organizations.

Whether she is mentally preparing Olympians for gold medal performances or helping executives leverage their strengths, Dr. Karen believes that cultivating the freedom to perform by developing mental fitness and bolstering resilience is integral to achieving high levels of personal and performance excellence.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Stephanie Labbé

Stephanie Labbé helped lead Canada to back to back Olympic medals including saving the final two penalty shots to secure Canada’s historic Gold in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Final.

Steph was not only a leader and influential part of the Canadian Women’s Soccer Team, she has been an important voice for the LGBTQ2+ community as well as a strong advocate for mental health awareness. She is also committed to bringing professional soccer to Canada.


7:30 AM – 8:00 AM – Networking and Conversation

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Program

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to our Lend An Ear sponsors who make the event possible! We are so grateful for your ongoing support!

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