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The Program


The “Our Health” program was a series of seven health-related information sessions each year. Topics focus on mental health, lifestyle, and diseases. Previous discussions have included PTSD and youth mental health, exercise and diet, and heart disease and infections. Local multidisciplinary health experts are chosen to be a part of each discussion. Also, family members or individuals, who have experienced an illness firsthand, may be part of the panel. Dr. Keith Rose, a retired physician, moderates the series and encourages interactive conversations between panelists and the audience.

The goal of each program was to deliver clear messages about symptoms, treatments and available resources. This information was meant to be helpful, hopeful and to dispel old myths. Each event was an opportunity for guests to think about their own personal health issues.

An “Our Health” advisory committee, made up of local health advocates, worked to ensure meaningful and stimulating content for each event. The committee collaborated with several health groups, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, hospitals in Barrie, Orillia and Midland, Community Health Centres, and others.

For each live event, the Midland Cultural Centre was frequently at capacity, 274 seats. Admission to the live presentations was free thanks to multiple healthcare sponsors that made this possible. To reach more people all events are videotaped by Rogers TV and are available on the MCC website for home viewing.

After seven successful years of delivering health educational programs to our community, the Our Health program has come to an end. It was a privilege to bring these presentations to our viewers. 





2022/2023 Our Health Programs:

2021/2022 Our Health Programs:


2020/2021 Our Health Programs:

2019/2020 Our Health Programs:

2018/2019 Our Health Programs:

2017/2018 Our Health Programs:

2016/2017 Our Health Programs:

  • Emergency: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Behind the Doors of the Emergency Department

  • Good Grief: Love Your Life to Death

  • Huff & Puff your Way to Wellness

  • PTSD From the Front Lines

  • A Happy Mouth - A Happy Body

  • Matters of Memory

  • Hunger Games from the Freedom of Foodies to the Destruction of Eating Disorders

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