Parenting Speaker Ann Douglas:
Recent Presentations

Looking for a Canadian parenting speaker who will wow and inspire your group? You've come to the right place. For over a decade, Ann Douglas has been sharing her passion for parenting via keynote addresses, presentations, and small group workshops for parents and others who care deeply about children and families. An engaging and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health and parenting conferences across the country. She has created and delivered parenting courses for high-profile websites such as WebMD and AOL as well as on behalf of government clients and Fortune-500 companies. She also hosts online conversations about parenting and mental health and develops and hosts webinars on behalf of organizations such as Morneau Shepell Children's Support Solutions, the International Bipolar Foundation, and Partners for Mental Health.

Here is a partial list of organizations that have invited Ann to speak in recent months:

Schools and school boards and other education organizations

  • A couple of appearances each month at local schools or region-wide school-board conferences
  • Ontario Early Years Division: online event on Twitter

Parenting and family organizations (non-profits and for profits)

  • The Vanier Institute of the Family
  • Hincks Dellcrest Centre
  • Parent Education Network, Toronto
  •  Mindful Parenting Conference, Durham Region
  •  Life with a Baby (postpartum support non-profit)
  •  The Baby Show, Ottawa
  • The Baby Show, Toronto
  • VOICE For Hearing Impaired Children, Family Camp Presentation, Haliburton, Ontario
  • Autism Ontario Peel

Mental health organizations

  • Bell Let’s Talk (Mississauga headquarters)
  • Centre for Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH)
  • Partners for Mental Health (national mental health advocacy organization) (webinars and videos)
  • Children’s Mental Health Ontario
  • Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
  • Morneau Shepell Children’s Support Solutions (webinars)
  • International Bipolar Foundation (webinars)
  • Families Advocating for Better Mental Health Everywhere 
  • Bartimaeus Family Services, Toronto

Social service organizations

  • Early Childhood Development Support Services, Edmonton, Alberta
  • Child Development Resource Connection Peel, Mississauga, Ontario
  • North Hastings Children’s Services, Bancroft, Ontario
  • Supportive Housing In Peel, Mississauga, Ontario

Health care institutions

  • Peterborough Health Services Foundation fundraiser, Peterborough, Ontario
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital: Community Education Service, Child And Adolescent Mental Health
  • Rare Disease Foundation Parent Support Group At SickKids Toronto Parents Of Multiple Births Association

Literacy festivals

  • Spur Festival, Toronto
  • Ottawa Writers’ Festival
  • Edmonton Literacy and Learning Day
  Photo: Sara Elisabeth Photography.

 

Photo: Sara Elisabeth Photography.

Full event details (reverse chronological order)

What follows a list of Ann's recent parenting presentations.  (You can find out about her upcoming parenting presentations here.)  Note: For presentations related to Ann's latest book, Parenting Through the Storm, please visit the Parenting Through the Storm website.)

November 7, 2015: Mindful Parenting Conference, Durham Region, Ontario. Registration details to come.

October 27, 2015: Alberta Children's Hospital: Community Education Service, Child and Adolescent Mental HealthCalgary, Alberta. "Parenting Through the Storm" (workshop).

October 24, 2015: Edmonton Literacy and Learning Day, Edmonton, Alberta. "Big Picture Parenting" (keynote address) and "Parenting Through the Storm" (workshop). 

October 6, 2015: Autism Ontario Peel"Parenting Through the Storm." Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between, which was published by HarperCollins Canada in January). Event details coming soon.

October 3-4, 2015: The Baby Show, Toronto, Ontario: "Countdown to Birth Day" (what every parent-to-be needs to know about birth, baby, and beyond) and "Happy, Healthy Parents -- Happy, Healthy Kids" (making mental health and physical health a priority for your family right from day one).

Tuesday, September 29, 2015: Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) Annual General Meeting and Awards Gala. Toronto, Ontario. Keynote speaker.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (12:00 pm ET): International Bipolar Foundation. "Advocating for your child." This event features advocacy strategies for parents who have a child with a behavioural, neurodevelopmental, or mental challenge. Topics to be discussed include record keeping for advocacy purposes, navigating the health and education systems, finding other allies in the quest for better care, and staying strong. This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between. This is a free community event presented by the  International Bipolar Foundation

Saturday, August 8 (morning): VOICE for Hearing Impaired Children. Family Camp Presentation, Haliburton, Ontario. "Parenting Through the Storm." Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between, which was published by HarperCollins Canada in January).

Thursday, June 4, 2015 (6:30 pm to 8:00 pm): Queen Mary Public SchoolPeterborough, Ontario. "Parenting Through the Storm." Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between, which was published by HarperCollins Canada in January). Event details coming soon.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET): Partners for Mental Health webinar. "Parenting Through the Storm." Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between -- a book for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge (published by HarperCollins Canada). This webinar is being hosted by Partners for Mental Health. Registration details coming soon.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (9:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET): WeeHands Twitter Chat #weeconnect. Supporting a child with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge.

Thursday, May 28th Morneau Shepell’s Children’s Support Solutions webinar, 9:00 to 10:00 pm ET. "Advocating For Your Child." This event features advocacy strategies for parents who have a child with a behavioural, neurodevelopmental, or mental challenge. Topics to be discussed include record keeping for advocacy purposes, navigating the health and education systems, finding other allies in the quest for better care, and staying strong. This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between. This is a free community event presented by Morneau Shepell’s Children’s Support SolutionsRegistration details.

Wednesday, May 27 (7:00 pm to 9:00 pm). Anne Frank Public School, Maple, Ontario. "Parenting Through the Storm." Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s latest book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between -- a book for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge (published by HarperCollins Canada). RSVP: anne.frank.ps@yrdsb.ca.

 

May 7, 2015: Bereaved Families of Ontario: Toronto Chapter. "Trying Again: Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death:" It takes courage to try again — to even think about becoming pregnant when your previous pregnancy has resulted in heartbreak and loss. Ann Douglas knows what it is like to make that journey and she understands the emotional challenges that accompany pregnancy after a loss. Her fourth child, Laura, was stillborn in 1996 as the result of an umbilical cord knot. Her fifth child, Ian, arrived safely the following year, following the longest 41 1/2 weeks of Ann’s life. In this practical and reassuring presentation, Ann will share strategies for coping with the emotional challenges associated with pregnancy after a loss. How do you know when you’re ready to start trying to conceive again? How do you cope with the mixed emotions — excitement and worry — that accompany a positive pregnancy test result? How can you tap into the support you need (from family, friends, and healthcare providers) as you embark on this journey once again? Ann Douglas is the author of numerous books about pregnancy and parenting, including Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss and The Mother of All Pregnancy Books.

April 15, 2015: Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation -- Peterborough Speakers' Series. Ann will be sharing her personal health transformation journey with members of the Peterborough, Ontario, community.

March 31, 2015: North Hastings Children's Services, Bancroft, Ontario: Ann will be speaking to a group of parents and caregivers at this Ontario Early Years Centre.

March 28-29, 2015: The Baby Show, Toronto, Ontario. Direct Energy Centre: Hall D, Toronto: "Countdown to Birth Day" (what every parent-to-be needs to know about birth, baby, and beyond) and "Happy, Healthy Parents -- Happy, Healthy Kids" (making mental health and physical health a priority for your family right from day one).

March 25, 2015: Hincks Dellcrest Centre, Toronto: Ann is one of the speakers in the SOS ("Strength, Optimism, Strategies") Parenting Workshop Series. (Download speaking series flyer.) Ann will be speaking about parenting children with mental health, neurodevelopmental, and/or behavioural challenges. Presentation description: "Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s forthcoming book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between -- a book for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge, to be published by  HarperCollins Canada in January 2015).

March 22-23, 2015: The Baby Show, Ottawa, Ontario: "Countdown to Birth Day" (what every parent-to-be needs to know about birth, baby, and beyond) and "Happy, Healthy Parents -- Happy, Healthy Kids" (making mental health and physical health a priority for your family right from day one).

February 26, 2015: John Ross Robertson Junior Public School, Toronto: "Parenting Through The Storm" (parenting a child with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, and/or behavioural challenge). Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann’s forthcoming book, Parenting Through the Storm: How to Handle The Highs, The Lows, and Everything In-Between -- a book for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge, to be published by  HarperCollins Canada in January 2015).

February 3, 2015: Employee Assistance Association of Toronto: "Parenting Through the Storm: Supporting a parent who has a child who is struggling with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge." Children’s Mental Health Ontario estimates that one in five children under the age of 17 lives with “a mental health disorder causing significant distress and impairing their functioning at home, at school, with peers, or in the community.” And when a child is struggling, parents can feel helpless and overwhelmed. Employee assistance programmes are in a unique position to help and support parents so that they, in turn, can help and support a child who is struggling. This practical workshop focuses on coping strategies for parents who have a child who is facing a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, parenting strategies, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents. These interviews formed the basis for Ann Douglas’ new book Parenting Through the Storm (HarperCollins Canada, January 2015). 

December 4, 2014: North Hastings Children's Services (an Ontario Early Years Centre), Bancroft, Ontario. Meet and greet at holiday drop-in event.

December 1, 2014: Rogers' TV Mommy Talk live at the Stephen Leacock Theatre, Keswick, Ontario. Event and ticket details.

November 20, 2014: Peterborough Mompreneurs Panel Discussion: Tips and tricks from successful mompreneurs. 

November 14, 2014: Life With a Baby Parenting Conference: Mpower -- Changing the World One Mom at a Time -- Healthy Start, Healthy Future. Ann will be one of the keynote speakers at this conference for parents of children ages 0 to 6 and professionals who work with parents and children. Other featured speakers include Annie from PhD in Parenting and Katherine Stone from Postpartum Progress. Ann will be speaking about "Big Picture Parenting." Presentation description: In this thought-provoking presentation, parenting author Ann Douglas will discuss the advantages of taking a big-picture approach to parenting (parenting with your hopes and dreams for your children and your family in mind). She will discuss the importance of tuning into your child’s needs, being mindful of your parenting decisions, building relationships with other parents, and practicing self-care. Expect a compelling mix of practical advice and lively anecdotes from this popular and engaging speaker.

November 8-9, 2014: Baby and Family Fair, Vancouver, BC: Join Ann for two of her most popular presentations: Countdown to Birth Day: What every parent-to-be needs to know about birth, baby, and beyond (Saturday, November 8, 2014: 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm); and Happy, Healthy Parents, Happy Healthy Kids: Making mental health and physical health a priority for your family, right from day one (Sunday, November 9: 12:50 pm to 1:20 pm). And use this coupon to bring a friend for free.

October 18-19, 2014: Calgary Baby and Tot Show, BMO Centre, Stampede Park: Ann will be giving two presentations daily at this not-to-be-missed parenting show for bump, baby, and beyond:

  • "This is Your Soon-to-Be Life: A Sneak Peak at Life After Baby (And What You Can Do to Ease the Transition)": How can such a tiny person change his or her parents’ lives in such far-reaching ways? Ann Douglas will arm you with the facts and insights you need to prepare yourself for the amazing adventure called parenthood. You’ll learn about planning for the early days and weeks after your baby’s arrival; and what you can do to make this time less stressful for your new family. Don’t forget to bring your questions. You’ll have plenty of time to ask our speaker, a mom of four and bestselling pregnancy and baby book author.
  • "The Truth About Newborns (Get the Facts So You Can Stress Less and Enjoy Parenting More)": Understanding a few basic facts about newborns will leave you feeling calmer and more confident about your abilities to embark on the ultimate adventure—becoming a parent. What are newborns really like? How long—and how often—do they sleep? Why do they need to eat so often? What are the most effective ways of soothing newborns when they start to cry? How often do they need to be changed—and how do their elimination patterns evolve during the early weeks after birth? What’s behind such uniquely newborn behaviours as the startle response? You won’t want to miss out on this fun yet informative session delivered by one of Canada’s most popular and informative parenting speakers. 

October 16, 2014: Peterborough Mompreneurs. Lions' Centre, Peterborough, Ontario. "A Family and a Business." More about the event.

September 27-28, 2014: The Baby Show, Direct Energy Centre: Hall D, Toronto: "Countdown to Birth Day" (what every parent-to-be needs to know about birth, baby, and beyond) and "Happy, Healthy Parents -- Happy, Healthy Kids" (making mental health and physical health a priority for your family right from day one).

April 25, 26, 27, 2014: Babytime Show, Toronto: Daily parenting presentations on a variety of topics plus Q and A throughout the show at the "Ask Ann" kiosk.

April 5, 2014: Friends of Muskoka Midwives Spring 2014 conference. Keynote address and mental health workshop:

  • "Big-Picture Parenting": In this thought-provoking keynote address, parenting author Ann Douglas will discuss the advantages of taking a big-picture approach to parenting (parenting with your hopes and dreams for your children and your family in mind). She will discuss the importance of tuning into your child’s needs, being mindful of your parenting decisions, building relationships with other parents, and practicing self-care. Expect a compelling mix of practical advice and lively anecdotes from this popular and engaging speaker. 
  • "Parents Can Make a Difference": Parents can make a difference when it comes to children’s mental health. That's a powerful and reassuring message if you're the parent of a young child and you've been alarmed by recent newspaper headlines about anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems in children and adolescents. In this practical and idea-packed workshop, parenting author Ann Douglas will share some highlights from her forthcoming book, Parenting Through the Storm (to be published by HarperCollins Canada in January 2015).

April 4, 2014: Central West Early Literacy Specialists Spring 2014 meeting. "Parents Can Make a Difference." Parents can make a difference when it comes to children’s mental health. That's a powerful and reassuring message if you're the parent of a young child and you've been alarmed by recent newspaper headlines about anxiety, depression, and other mental health problems in children and adolescents. In this practical and idea-packed workshop, parenting author Ann Douglas will share some highlights from Parenting Through the Storm, her forthcoming book about parenting a child who is dealing with a mental health, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge (to be published by HarperCollins Canada in January 2015).

November 8-10, 2013: BabyTime Show, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Daily parenting presentations on a variety of topics plus Q and A throughout the show at the "Ask Ann" kiosk.

October 24, 2013: Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition Conference, Mississauga, Ontario. Keynote address. "It's All About You." Description: "How often do you pause to consider the lasting impact of the work you do? Probably not often enough. This is an opportunity for you to pause, reflect, and be mindful of the impact you are having through your life's work."

September 21, 2013: Beyond the Bump Baby Show, Rochester, New York. Parenting presentations on a variety of topics plus Q and A throughout the show at the "Ask Ann" booth.

September 28, 2013: The Baby Show, Ottawa, Ontario. Daily parenting presentations on a variety of topics plus Q and A throughout the show at the "Ask Ann" booth.

June 24-27, 2013: Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, Toronto, Ontario. Keynote Address: "Beyond Words: Engaging Hearts and Minds in Creating a Better World." 

May 16, 2013: City of Toronto Special Needs Consultants Conference, Toronto, Ontario. Keynote address: "It's All About You." Description: "How often do you pause to consider the lasting impact of the work you do? Probably not often enough. This is an opportunity for you to pause, reflect, and be mindful of the impact you are having through your life's work."

April 26-28, 2013: BabyTime Show, International Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Daily parenting presentations on a variety of topics plus Q and A throughout the show at the "Ask Ann" kiosk.

April 9, 2013: Monsignor O'Donoghue Catholic Elementary School, Peterborough, Ontario. "Ready, Set, School" School Readiness Workshop. A presentation geared to parents whose children are getting ready to start school. Here's a brief description: "Your child is ready to start school. Congratulations! This is a major milestone for both you and your child. Plan to join the Monsignor O'Donoghue community for a fun and informative presentation by parenting columnist and author Ann Douglas, who will talk about school readiness: which types of skills ease the transition to school and what parents can do to prepare children for that exciting first day. Also to be discussed: common worries and concerns when children are starting school and ways to stay connected with your child's school community."

March 28, 2013: Destination Maternity, Langley, BC. Special guest and workshop leader for store grand opening.

February 8, 2013: Best Start Ontario Annual Conference, Health Nexis: "From Seedling to Forest: Celebrating the Life-Changing Work You Do." Closing Keynote.  Best Start is an Ontario provincial resource centre that supports service providers in implementing effective health promotion programs for expectant and new parents, newborns, and young children. 

October 22, 2012: Miss Representation. Cobourg, Ontario. Movie viewing and community discussion. Sponsored by the Kaitlyn Bates Foundation

May 30, 2012: Dublin Heights EMS. North York, Ontario. "Fearless Parenting: Confront your deepest fears about parenting and emerge a calmer and more confident parent."

May 1, 2012: Cavan Monaghan Libraries: Millbrook Branch, Millbrook, Ontario, Book reading and parenting discussion. 

April 27-29, 2012: BabyTime Show, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Daily parenting presentations on a variety of topics plus Q and A throughout the show in the "Ask Ann" kiosk.

April 17, 2012: Monsignor O'Donoghue Catholic Elementary School, Peterborough, Ontario. "Fearless Parenting: Confront your deepest fears about parenting and emerge a calmer and more confident parent."

November 11-13, 2011: BabyTime Show, Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Daily parenting presentations on a variety of topics plus Q and A throughout the show at the "Ask Ann" kiosk.

September 24-24, 2011: Vancouver Island Baby Fair, Victoria, B.C. "The Truth About Newborns," "The Couple Connection," "Sensational Siblings," and "This is Your Soon-to-be Life."

September 15, 2011: 140 Conference Ontario - #140confON - Canada's First 140 Character Conference. Waterloo, Ontario. "The Parental is Political." 

August 21, 2011: The Mother of All Baby Showers. Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Hosted by The Toronto Star

June 22, 2011: The Mother of All Book Launches for The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, Second Canadian Edition, OrangeDot, Toronto, Ontario. 

June 14, 2011: The Mother of All Book Launches for The Mother of All Pregnancy Books, Second Canadian Edition, Glow Maternity Studio, Peterborough, Ontario. June 14, 2011 - 7 to 9 pm.

Nov. 12, 13, 14, 2010: BabyTime Show, Metro Toronto Convention Centre. "Postpartum Survival Guide," "The Truth About Toddlers," "What Every New Parent Needs to Know." Toronto, Ontario.

Oct. 28, 2010: Blissdom Canada, Delta Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, Ontario. Part of a work-life balance panel facilitated by Kathy Buckworth and featuring Maureen Dennis, Karen Green, and Lara Galloway.

April 30, May 1, May 2, 2010: BabyTime Show, Toronto International Centre. The Dirt on Discipline," "Less Stress, More Fun." Mississauga, Ontario.

February 20, 21, 2010: Winnipeg Baby and Kids Show: Winnipeg Convention Centre. "The Dirt on Discipline," "Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler."

October 30, 31, Nov. 1, 2009: BabyTime Show, Metro Toronto Convention Show, Toronto, Ontario.

September 24, 2009: Today's Family Early Learning and Childcare, Dundas, Ontario. "The Dirt on Discipline and Other Secrets of Successful Parenting."

April 3, 4, 5, 2009: BabyTime Show, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

November 3, 4, 5:, 2008: Today's Parent BabyTime Show, Metro Toronto Convention Show, Toronto, Ontario.

February 16, 2008: Family Day at Casa Loma, Meet and Greet with Ann Douglas. Toronto, Ontario.

March 18, 2008: Lansdowne Place, Peterborough: March Break Special Event: Teaching Kids About Money.

April 16, 2009: North House, Uxbridge, Ontario. "Use Your Super Powers: A North House Workshop for Girls and Their V.I.F.s (Very Influential Females)." (View slides from this presentation)

November 7, 8, 9:, 2008: Today's Parent BabyTime Show, Metro Toronto Convention Show, Toronto, Ontario.

October 22, 2008: Ontario Early Years Centre, Peterborough, Ontario. "Take Good Care of Yourself. Caregiver Appreciation Night Guest Speaker."

April 30, 2008: Parents at Work Event: LifeSpeak, Toronto, Ontario. Facilitated panel discussion for mothers returning to work after maternity leave.

April 11-13, 2008: Today's Parent BabyTime Show, International Centre, Mississauga, Ontario.

October 18, 2007: Association for Research on Mothering, York University, Toronto, Ontario. "Marketing to Mothers."

November 20, 2007: North House, Uxbridge, Ontario. Parenting presentation for community shelter.

November 9-11, 2007: The Baby and Toddler Show, Toronto, Ontario.

May 29, 2007: Kawartha Childcare Services, In-Service Training Session: Self-Care Strategies for Home Day Care Providers. Peterborough, Ontario.

April 23-25, 2007:  Celebrating the Health of Children, Families, and Communities, Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, Vancouver, B.C. (Offered in conjunction with Health Canada.) "Health Re-imagined: Inspiring New Ways of Thinking About Health" and "The Parenting Wordshop."

April 13-15, 2007: BabyTime Show, International Centre, Toronto, Ontario. "Sleep Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler" and"Mealtime Solutions for Your Baby, Toddler, and Preschooler."

April 2, 2007:  Workshops for Parents and Caregivers, Services Familiaux Jeanne Sauvé/Early Years Centre. Kapuskasing, Ontario. "Making a Difference for Families and Practical Parenting in the Real World."

March 30, 2007: The LEV Centre, Toronto, Ontario."The Mother of All Sleep Workshops" with Tracey Ruiz (aka The Sleep Doula).

February 2007: Health Canada, Aboriginal Prenatal Nutrition Program. Toronto, Ontario. "Choosing to Breastfeed." (View slides from this presentation)

October 2006: The Motherload, Association for Research in Mothering, York University, Toronto, Ontario. "The History of the Pregnancy Book" and "Mothering in the Age of the Blog."

November 2006: Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association Canada, Ottawa, Ontario. "Planning Your Babymoon."

May 5-7, 2006: BabyTime Show, Mississauga, Ontario. "Sleep Solutions" and "Mealtime Solutions."

May 25-28, 2006: Multiple Births Canada Conference, Cambridge, Ontario. "Planning Your Babymoon."

April 1: Ella Centre for Pregnancy and Parenting, Toronto. "The Mother of All Toddler Workshops."

April 5, 2006: Mississauga Multiple Births Association, Mississauga, Ontario.

November 4/5, 2005: Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

November 12, 2005: Ella Centre for Pregnancy and Parenting, Toronto, Ontario. "The Mother of All Toddler Workshops."

October 7, 2005: The Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, "Still Unanswered, Always Remembered: The Powerful Legacy of Stillbirth." Ottawa, Ontario.

October 13, 2005: Kawartha Montessori School Fundraiser, Peterborough, Ontario, "Overstressed Parents, Overstressed Kids."

October 20, 2005: Bridgenorth United Church, Bridgenorth, Ontario. "Literacy Fundraiser."

October 22, 2005: Sudbury Ontario Early Years Centre, Sudbury, Ontario.

October 25, 2005: Hamilton Prenatal Health Fair, City of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ontario. "Healthy Mom, Healthy Dad: Conceiving of Becoming Parents." (View slides from this presentation)

September 12, 2005: Work Week Solutions, City of Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario.

September 10-11, 2005: Baby Boom Show, Ottawa, Ontario.

July 22, 2005: DONA International Conference, Washington, DC. Baby Boot Camp.

July 13, 2005: Borden Ladner Gervais via Parents at Work, Toronto, Ontario. The Mother of All Action Plans: Caring for Yourself so You Can Care for Your Kids.

June 1, 2005: Lifecycles, Mississauga, Ontario. "Infant Care and Parenting In-Service."

May 27, 2005: BabyTime Show, Toronto, Ontario. "The Mother of All Action Plans: Taking Care of Yourself While You Take Care of Your Little One."

May 18, 2005: Kraft Foods Canada workplace presentation via Parents at Work, Toronto, Ontario. "The Worry Zone."

April 16, 2005: York Region District School Board, Toronto, Ontario. "Overstressed Parents, Overstressed Kids."

April 24, 2005: T.O. Kids Show, Toronto, Ontario. "Mealtime Solutions."

April 30, 2005: Ella Centre for Parenting and Pregnancy, Toronto, Ontario. "The Mother of All Toddler Courses."

May 4, 2005: Entrepreneurial Women Panel, Market Yourself Smarter, Toronto, Ontario.

May 4, 2005: Toronto Parents of Multiple Births Association, Toronto, Ontario. "Mothering in the Real World."

March 5, 2005: Ella Centre for Parenting and Pregnancy, Toronto, Ontario. "The Mother of All Toddler Courses."

February 24, 2005: Success by Six, Ottawa, Ontario. "Overstressed Parents, Overstressed Kids."

February 16, 2005: Durham Region Parents of Multiple Births Association, Oshawa, Ontario. "The Secrets of Calm and Confident Parents."

January 15, 2005: Women’s Health Forum & Expo, Sunnybrook & Women’s Expo, Toronto, Ontario. "Overstressed Parents, Overstressed Kids."

November 2004: Baby and Beyond: Women’s Care Lecture Series, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. "The Savvy Mom’s Guide to Pregnancy, Birth, and Life After Baby."

October 2004: Teen Health Centre, Windsor, Ontario. "The Secrets of Calm and Confident Parents." Barbara Coloroso and I were the featured parenting speakers at this fundraising event.

October 2004: Children’s Aid Society of the County of Bruce, Ontario (two sessions). "Practical Parenting in the Real World."

October 2004: Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association Canada (CAPPA Canada), Toronto, Ontario. "Baby Boot Camp."

September 2004: Baby Fair, Vancouver, BC. "The Mother of All Baby Seminars."

May 2004: York Region District School Board, Aurora, Ontario (two sessions). "The Truth About Parenting."

May 2004: City of Toronto Public Health Department: Middle Years Childcare Conference, North York, Ontario. "Growth and Developmental Needs of School-Age Children and Elements of a Good School-Age Childcare Program."

May 2004: The Michigan International Women’s Show, Detroit, Michigan. "The Truth About Toddlers."

April 2004: The Learning Annex, Toronto, Ontario. "The Early Years: The Challenges and Rewards of Parenting Kids from Birth to Age Five (with Michele Borba)."

January 2004: Childreach (non-profit organization for families), London, Ontario. "The Truth About Parenting."

February 2004: Chapters of Health, Toronto, Ontario.

February 2004: Vancouver Wellness Show (parenting workshop leader), Vancouver, BC.

Sept. 2003: BabyTime Show, International Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

May 2003: Proctor and Gamble (parenting workshops), Brockville, Ontario.

January 2003: Women’s Health Forum and Expo, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario.

November 2002: First Canadian Place Lunchtime Speaker Series (lecturer), Toronto, Ontario.

October 2002: U of T Bookstore: Canadiana Night (guest author and panelist), Toronto, Ontario.
 

See also:
 Upcoming parenting presentations by Ann Douglas
Writing-related presentations by Ann Douglas