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Pandemic Prescription: A Virtual Lunch Event


Pandemic Prescription

UPDATE: Thank you to all who joined us!
As mentioned during our chat, we'll be sharing a full list of resources from Dr. Sheila early next week! Stay tuned and please keep in touch.

Mark your calendar and plan to join us on Zoom, February 26th from noon to 1 PM. We’ll be coming together for a virtual lunch to talk about all things physical and mental health both in these challenging times and beyond. Joining us to lead the conversation is a frontline hero and highly respected family practitioner, Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe in conversation with the incredible Kate McKenna.

Focused on our mental and physical health at work, around the dining room table, and at home, around the dining room table, Kate will help to guide our conversation as we share tips/life hacks to help cope, talk strategies for finding harmony in all facets of life, and field questions from our amazing community. With that in mind, we’re eager to make this event as meaningful and powerful as possible, so if you have a question – please comment below or shoot us an email at We’re happy to field anonymous queries – it’s very likely others have the same thoughts, challenges, or concerns!  

A bit more about our special guests:

Dr. Sheila to her patients, is a family doctor in Toronto, practicing at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is also the Medical Director of Primary Care Outreach at Women’s College Hospital, where she advocates for equitable and accessible healthcare with a special focus on individuals with mental health and addiction conditions and from BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S+ communities.

If you think you’ve seen her before, you probably have! Dr. Shelia has been the health expert on CTV's The Social for 7 years and contributes to the Globe and Mail and Huffington Post. Lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine, she is also one of the creators of Pandemic Pregnancy Guide (@pandemicpregnancyguide) which is a resource for all things birth-related during the COVID-19 Pandemic. You can follow her at @DrSheilaW on Instagram and Twitter.

Kate McKenna is an award-winning television producer and on-air personality, working behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera on shows such as CTV's The Social, CTV's Your Morning, CFL on TSN and SIDES* on MUCH. Her on-camera career began in 2010 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where she was the team's online and in-game host. From there, she defeated thousands of applicants to win Transat Holiday's award-winning "Vacationer Wanted" campaign, which propelled her on a year-long travel journey - tasked with creating digital content along the way. She has also been a writer and content creator for The Hamilton Spectator, CBC Sports, and the Canadian Football League and has a passion for coaching others to be more effective communicators.

This event is free to join, we hope you will set aside the hour, and take a few minutes for yourself. Please don’t forget – if you have any questions or specific topics of interest, please send us an email at, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to invite your friends as well!

WHO: Open to all WISE Toronto Members & our Broader Community

WHAT: Pandemic Prescription – coming together to talk mental and physical health in these extraordinary times

WHERE: Zoom 

WHEN: Feb 26th noon to 1 PM


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