Jason Finucan’s inspiring and impactful keynotes, listed below, are offered as standalone addresses for corporate events, conferences and/or mental health awareness events. They can also be part of the Create Your StigmaZero Workplace online training program, either as a launch or a closing event.

Regardless of the specific keynote or format you choose, Jason will deliver a memorable experience that will open the minds of your attendees – to the realities of mental illness and stigma, as well as to the many ways we can improve how we manage mental health in the workplace while eliminating stigma.

What People Are Saying About Jason

I was privileged to hear Jason present. Two things impacted me: his eloquence and the impact of his message. The stigma associated with mental illness is still so prevalent, yet Jason was able to transcend that in a simple and effective way.

Victor Levee
Founder & President
LEVEE Future Planning

Jason is a dynamic, engaging speaker; we were lucky to have him present on workplace mental illness for our Jim Pattison Group HR Conference. His keynote was very lively and energizing, and the material truly resonated with our delegates. His expert advice on this important topic included clear, actionable tips on how to implement these valuable strategies.

Anne Marie Malleau
Director, Human Resources
Great Wolf Lodge


Jason: 1, Stigma: 0

In Jason’s signature keynote, his expert storytelling abilities are on full display as he shares his battle with mental illness at home and in the workplace. As well, he illustrates how having a major physical illness as a boy (a heart defect requiring open-heart surgery) helped him to overcome stigma in his late twenties. This powerful and moving keynote includes some of the moving stories Jason shares in his book, Jason: 1, Stigma: 0 – My battle with mental illness at home and in the workplace.


In this keynote, Jason explores the vital role both empathy and emotional intelligence (EI) play in the battle against mental illness stigma in the workplace. Often-overlooked, EI is a vital skill for employees and managers to develop – and unlike IQ, EI can be improved.


Organizations worldwide are realizing the crucial role that culture plays in the health of their workplaces. After 15 years as an advocate for ending mental illness stigma in workplaces, Jason has developed a deep understanding of the role stigma plays in creating an unhealthy culture. In this keynote, Jason shares the many strategies, tools and tips he’s learned so that you can lead a culture change in your workplace – and ultimately transform to a stigma-free workplace.

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