Council of School Counsellors annual general conference

Lake reflecting the mountains in the distance

Reset Naturally

Collaboration & Charcuterie

Soak & Sleep at the Nordic Spa

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Pre-conference Thursday May 25

Featuring: Dr Phil Mcrae

Growing Complexities, Cascading Challenges and a Declaration of Hope



Diana Tikasz

TEND Academy

As part of the TEND team, Diana is an Organizational Health Specialist for the Roadmap to Organizational Health program. Her extensive career has involved facilitating many organizations, groups, and individuals to foster optimal well-being while doing trauma-exposed work.

Michael Ungar

Resilience Research Centre, Dalhousie University

Dr Ungar is the founder and Director of the Resilience Research Centre at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. In 2022, Dr. Ungar was ranked the number one Social Work scholar in the world in recognition of his ground-breaking work as a family therapist and resilience researcher.

Kelly Taylor


Kelly has multiple TV appearances at Halifax Comedy Festival, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, CBC Debaters, and Montreal's Just for Laughs. He also has his own one hour comedy special on the comedy network. He is a 3 time finalist for Sirius XM search for Canada’s Top comic and is winner of Canadian College Comedian of the year. He has toured everywhere in Canada and46 states as well as Europe, Asia, and also performed for the troops in Kuwait, Thailand, Oman, and Afghanistan.