A Day with Dr. Gabor Mate

On June 6 and 7, 2018  Dr. Gabor Mate will be presenting 2 separate events in Thunder Bay.  Both events are hosted by Kari Chiappetta Consulting.

Cost to attend the June 6 evening keynote Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture 

is $30 + HST- with all proceeds being donated to Our Kids Count. 

Cost to attend the June 7 full day event The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective is $125 + HST. - VENUE CHANGE- THUNDER BAY COMMUNITY AUDITORIUM- 1 Paul Shaffer Dr.

A discounted rate  of $150 is available for those wishing to purchase tickets to both events

Dr. Mate's books will also be for sale at both events for $25 each- cash or cheque only. 

Dr. Mate will be available to sign books at the event.


A renowned speaker, and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics, from addiction to mind-body wellness. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them. As an author, Dr. Maté has written several bestselling books including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. His works have been published internationally in twenty languages. Dr. Maté is the co-founder of Compassion for Addiction, a new non-profit that focusses on addiction. He is also an advisor of Drugs over Dinner. Dr. Maté has received the Hubert Evans Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; an Honorary Degree (Law) from the University of Northern British Columbia; an Outstanding Alumnus Award from Simon Fraser University; and the 2012 Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Mothers Against Teen Violence. He is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Simon Fraser University.

Hotel Accommodations

A block of rooms has been placed on hold at the Victoria Inn, Thunder Bay, 555 West Arthur Street.  

Room rate is $125/night.  To access event room rate please quote room block # 565133

Call- 1 807 577 8481 

Rooms not booked by May 18, 2018 will be released to the general public.


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made by May 31, 2018.  
  • Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after May 31, 2018.


Kari Chiappetta 
Kari Chiappetta Consulting 

Fostering Resilience in a Stressed Culture

Wednesday June 6, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Victoria Inn, 555 West Arthur Street, Thunder Bay ON

Tickets: $30 + HST  

Many more children than in the past are diagnosed these days with various learning and behaviour difficulties and many have problems learning from negative experiences. Schools are also having to deal with an increasing incidence of bullying which “zero tolerance” policies do not seem to be diminishing. Dr. Maté’s sessions, based on his best-selling books, will include generous time for interactive dialogue with participants and will focus on the causes and underlying dynamics of the challenges faced by today’s children—and therefore, by the adults tasked with nurturing and educating them. It will be shown that the most important feature of any approach to resilience needs to be the attachment relationship between children and the adults responsible for their care. unpleasant reactions and interactions. Sometimes we seek to avoid conflict by keeping each other at an emotional arm’s length, creating yet another impediment to genuine connection.

 Proceeds for the evening event will be donated to 


The Myth of Normal: Depression, Anxiety and Addictions from a New Perspective

Thursday June 7, 2018

9:00 am - 3:00 pm


1 Paul Shaffer Dr. Thunder Bay ON

Tickets: $125 + HST (includes lunch)

For all our progress in understanding and treating mental illness, it continues to be a subject of misapprehension, prejudice and stigmatization. The reason for that may be not its strangeness but its familiarity. Very few individuals or families are not touched by at least some aspects of mental dysfunction, some periods of the discouragement, disconnect or anxiety that, on a deeper and more chronic level, characterizes the mind state of the mentally ill. And beyond individual experience or predisposition, many factors in this stress and confused culture conduce to mental malfunction on a broad social scale. This talk will explore the causes and "normality" of depression, anxiety and addictions in our society.

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