Keynote Speaker - Jessica Holmes

  • October 27, 2023
  • 10:00am-11:00am
  • Hilton Garden Inn Toronto Airport West/Mississauga 1870 Matheson Blvd, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 0B3, Canada

Facilitated by Jessica Holmes

Introduction of Key Note Speaker: FSWO President Pike Krpan

“Keynote” – Jessica Holmes

Celebrated Comedian | Author | Mental Health Advocate

Jessica Holmes

Beloved comedian Jessica Holmes has brought the house down opening for giants such as Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Peters, Jerry Seinfeld, and Oprah Winfrey. She has performed at Just For Laughs and The Second City, and starred in the comedy series, The Holmes Show and Royal Canadian Air Farce. Her hilarious take on life’s challenges as well as her unique knack for impersonating celebrities have audiences in stitches.

Holmes, like millions of North Americans, has struggled both with post-partum depression and, as she puts it, “regular, run-of-the-mill, garden-variety depression”. Striving to help end the stigma around mental health issues, she openly shares her personal stories with the humour she’s known for, bringing light to what can often be a dark topic. Holmes’ funny and inspiring book, Depression The Comedy: A Tale of Perseverance, takes readers deeper into her mental health journey with validation and warmth. She is also grateful to help further reduce the stigma around mental illness as a Bell Let’s Talk celebrity ambassador.

Holmes’s greatest joy is helping people take simple, sustainable steps towards fulfillment and well-being, one laugh at a time. Follow Holmes on Twitter and Instagram at @happyfeetholmes.