Ann Douglas SPARKS CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER ABOUT PARENTING AND MENTAL HEALTH.
She is a bestselling parenting author and the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio. She is the creator of The Mother of All Book series and the author, most recently, of Happy Parents, Happy Kids and Parenting Through the Storm.
A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health, parenting, and education conferences across the country.
She also hosts online conversations about parenting and mental health (for Understood.org's highly popular #LDchat and Children's Mental Health Ontario #kidscantwait mental health advocacy campaign).
Ann is an active volunteer and frequent commentator on all things parenting. She has received awards for both her writing and her volunteer work. In June 2013, she became the second person to be awarded a Lifetime Membership by the Professional Writers Association of Canada (in recognition of her contributions to the freelance writing profession). And in April 2012, she was one of 16 Canadians invited to Rideau Hall to discuss family policy with Canadian Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston.