ASI 2019 Forum

This year’s theme

Supportive Environments for Child and Youth Mental Health:
Our Shared Responsibility!

ASI Call to Action

The goal of the Call to Action is to build on existing efforts to create a more sustainable approach to promoting child and youth mental health in Atlantic Canada.


August 19 to 21, 2019


Charlottetown, P.E.I.



To create mentally healthy communities/societies, “there are in essence two key approaches: First, creating supportive environments that protect people from known risk factors and provide a positive, mentally healthy situation. Second, providing resources and programs that enable people — especially children — to become resilient, with the skills they need to manage life’s ups and downs. In practice, these two approaches interact and need to complement each other.”

Dr. Trevor Hancock

2019 Keynote: Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed

2019 Keynote: Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed

Public Health Physician, Nova Scotia

Welcoming Communities – Space and place for peace and wellbeing!

Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed is a Royal College certified specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM), having completed her post graduate medical education in this field at McMaster University in 2005. She is also certified in Family Medicine. She is a passionate advocate for the role public health can play in advancing health equity. Read more …

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Keynote Announcement

The 2019 ASI Forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed. Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed is a Royal College certified specialist in Public Health and Preventive Medicine (PHPM), having...

Call for Exhibitors

A select number of organizations will have the opportunity to exhibit their products or services during the 2019 ASI Forum. As an exhibitor, you will benefit from networking with delegates and will...

Fresh Faces on the ASI Board

We're pleased to announce that the ASI Board has two new members! Please join us in welcoming Robert Cahill and Erika Michaud. Click here to learn more about the entire ASI Board of Directors.  

About the ASI

We bring together people who are making Atlantic Canada’s communities healthier and safer. The Summer Institute really engages participants, providing them with an opportunity to develop skills, learn and share knowledge and work together on programs, policies and services.

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Call to Action

The Call to Action outlines clear actions for a sustainable approach to promoting youth mental health. Strengthening policies and programs that support positive mental health for children and youth is vital to creating a sustainable and inclusive Atlantic Canada.

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Sponsors and Supporters

ASI has had strong participation from community groups and government agencies, which is critical to the continued success and impact of our programming. Your investment in the ASI will ignite community leadership on child and youth mental health in Atlantic Canada.

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