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Canadian Health and Wellness Innovations Conference

Monday, February 26-Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Fairmont Empress,
Victoria, BC

Fiduciary Wellness and Resilience

February 25, 2024 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and includes breakfast


Join Dr. Melissa Melnitzer, M.D. and lawyer-mediator Ari Kaplan for a workshop on building your personal and professional resilience skills. Their perspective on wellness is that each person's self-care needs are unique and can be developed with small steps, not in the big leaps sold by the self-help industry. Dr. Melnitzer will teach her module, 15-Minute Beginnings, drawing on her experience as a physician who personally recovered from burnout and has since trained over a thousand professionals. Mr. Kaplan is a certified mindfulness meditation instructor and author who will lead some practical techniques that you can take home with you and integrate into your day-to-day life.

This workshop retreat offers:

  • A protected space to meaningfully reflect on your personal wellbeing
  • Simple yet powerful practices to support yourself moving forward
  • Beginner and intermediate mindfulness practices and skills


Ari Kaplan, LL.B., LL.M., Q.Med
Ari Kaplan, LL.B., LL.M., Q.Med

Kaplan Law
Toronto, Ontario

Melissa Melnitzer, M.D.
Melissa Melnitzer, M.D.

Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care
Toronto, Ontario

​Ari Kaplan will be signing copies of his new book, Toronto Method Mindfulness Handbook: Six Lessons in Embodied and Compassionate Meditation. 

Monday, February 26, 2024 from 12:30-1:00 p.m. PT.

Copies will be available for purchase on-site.