High Notes Virtual


With Covid-19 the world stopped for a while as we all had to rethink how we do things while protecting our loved ones. For High Notes Avante it has also been a way to come up with new creative solutions to ‘get together’. For now we are offering these two virtual events:


July 23rd from 1:00-2:00 pm. 

This interactive webinar will provide you with a meaningful understanding of how Covid-19 is affectting the mental health of us all. It will provide five coping strategies to assist in optimizing your mental health and develop resilience during these challenging times. Discussion includes: What makes this so difficult, coping strategies, constructive vs. destructive worry, applying diversionary tactics, creating healthy boundaries, practising self-compassion and expressing gratitude. Kindly register HERE. First come, first serve.

The seminar is offered at NO COST by Sue-Ann Maislin and Dr. Susan Kagan.

About the Facilitators:

Sue-Ann Maislin: With over 15 years’ experience as a mental health educator and counselling professional, Sue-Ann is passionate about improving mental health outcomes and reducing stigma and other barriers, for individuals, families, communities and the workplace. As the owner of Sue-Ann Maislin Consultants, she has successfully partnered with leading employers, municipalities, advocacy groups and health professionals to advance mental health education across Canada. Sue-Ann obtained her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and Adult Education from the University of Toronto. To learn more about Sue-Ann visit www.sueannmaislin.com.

Susan Kagan: Susan is a registered nurse with over 40 years of experience as an educator and practitioner in the health care sector. She has devoted most of her career to teaching in the Seneca/York collaborative BScN nursing program (retired June, 2016). Her areas of specialization are psychiatric-mental health nursing and women’s health care particularly related to violence against women.

Susan cares about people and their health and well-being. She seeks to understand people’s feelings and their behaviour. It is this concern for people that has guided her career and passion for learning and education.

Susan earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Western Ontario. After many years of teaching she returned to school and earned a Master’s and Doctoral degree in education at the University of Toronto – OISE. Currently, Susan is providing mental health education in the community to both for profit and non-profit organizations. She is also on the Board of Directors of two non-profit organizations which focus on providing care and services to the homeless and those experiencing mental health challenges.


July 27th from 6:00-7:00 pm

These bi-weekly Monday Zoom meetings will be facilitated by Psychologist Dr. Shulamit Mor and myself. Group participants will determine topics of interest for discussion and help each other by offering support and advice. Please REGISTER HERE to get the invitation for the first meeting on Zoom. First come, first serve.

We are able to present these events thanks to funds received from YEDI & the Richmond Hill Hall Charitable Association.