Keynote Speaker: Dr. Laura Lewis

Dr. Laura Lewis is a family physician and Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services. After working for 22 years as a family physician, Dr. Lewis saw the need for education, support, and practical options for women and men facing unintended pregnancy.

Dr. Lewis graduated with an Honour Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, followed by a medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a certificate of Family Medicine from McMaster University. She is married with two children.  



Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wayne Hammond

Dr. Wayne Hammond is an international consultant, researcher, and psychologist who has developed resiliency and mental health assessment tools that have impacted over half a million youth globally.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Hammond has worked in corporate, education, community, and treatment settings. He has also published several scientific articles and is an active lecturer who is sought out across Canada and the US. Dr. Hammond holds an adjunct status at the School of Medicine at the University of Calgary.

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Host: Faytene Grasseschi

Faytene Grasseschi has been a humanitarian and advocacy worker since 1997. Faytene is a best selling Canadian author and conference speaker and has regularly appeared on national talk shows - she also hosts her own current affairs show, Faytene.TV.

Faytene focuses on the democratic process, combating human trafficking, racism, poverty, First Nations issues, elder abuse, and women’s issues. Faytene speaks out on social justice issues both at Parliament and grass roots forums across Canada. Her work has been featured on various national and regional news outlets across Canada.  


With special guests:

Most Rev. J. Michael Miller, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Vancouver

Terry O’Neill, Journalist and former City Councillor

Norma Cody, Executive Director, Christian Advocacy Society

Derek Scott, Interim Executive Director, Signal Hill