Everything You Need to Know About Disability Support:
CPP, AISH, Private Insurers

Free (no cost) seminar

Sponsored by National ME/FM Action Network

Moderated by Dr. Eleanor Stein
June 16, 2017
1:00 - 4:30 pm

Presented at the Cardel Theatre
180 Quarry Park Blvd, SE Calgary
(Click Here for Google Map)
Online Webinar

The seminar will be of interest to anyone who is developing a disabling condition or already has a disabling condition.

The event features 5 speakers who are experienced authorities on this topic.  

CPP - Disability:  presented by Kris Johnson -   Director General of the CPP-D directorate - speaking by web from Ottawa

Employment and Disability: presented by Hugh Scher, Toronto lawyer - involved in some of the key court cases involving people with ME/CFS and FM vs their insurance companies.  Hugh is speaking by web from Toronto

Do I have a case?  presented by James Ludwar, Calgary lawyer -  specializing in disability law with experience in ME/CFS, FM and MCS cases.

Discussant - John Wodak, Edmonton patient advocate - has helped hundreds of patients complete their disability forms.  John is speaking by web from Edmonton)

AISH Provincial Disability Support:  presented by Dale Beesley, AISH - Statutory Director of the AISH program, Alberta Ministry of Community and Social Services.  Dale is speaking by web from Edmonton)


Ample opportunity for questions and general discussion throughout.


All presentations will be recorded and made available online to ALL registrants after June 16th.

Attend In-Person at the Cardel Theatre

(lots of free parking)

Attend The Webinar Online

(full instructions for how to attend will be emailed)

About this event:
This presentation is a collaboration between Dr. Eleanor Stein and Michael Finch of Self Connection. This is the 5th event that Dr. Stein and Michael have presented together since 2014.
Self Connection is the host of this site and a provider of education for health and personal growth. All of the presentations from this event will be video-recorded and then will be published on this site. All people registered for the event will be able to access the content afterwards in audio and video formats. If you are unable to attend the actual live event, you will be able to access the recordings afterwards on this site.

Due to way our site provides access to the recordings, it is important that each attendee register individually and supply an email address so that we can send you the information for how to access the recordings.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS OR A WAY OF REGISTERING ONLINE, please contact Dr. Stein or Michael Finch so that we can register you manually.

About the sponsor, the moderator and the host.

The sponsor of this event is The National ME/FM Action Network in Nepean, Ontario.   Founded by Lydia Neilson, the National ME/FM Action Network became a Canadian charitable organization on June 18, 1993 dedicated to Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Fibromyalgia (FM) through support, advocacy, education and research.  Its website is www.mefmaction.com/

Eleanor Stein, MD, the moderator of this event, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Calgary. She has worked for the past 16 years exclusively with patients with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity. She offers medical diagnosis and treatment as well as individual and group psychotherapy for people with ME/CFS, FM and MCS. She is also the founder of the ETeam, the only multidisciplinary team in Canada offering objective assessment of cognitive, exercise and sensory function in people with ME/CFS, FM, MCS or a history of toxic exposure.

Dr. Stein can be reached at 403-287-9941 (office) or by email at espc@eleanorsteinmd.ca

Michael Finch, technical host.  For 13 years, Michael and his wife Marla owned and operated a retail bookstore called Self Connection. In June 2016, Marla retired and Self Connection...the storefront... was closed.  Now Michael is continuing the legacy of Self Connection and the evolution of the book industry by focusing entirely on creating digital content (video, audio, e-documents and live broadcasts) for educational material for personal growth, health and spirituality.   The new membeship website where the recordings of this event will be published is part of the adaptation to a new online world.   Michael can be reached at 403-689-0434 or by email at mike.g.finch@gmail.com

Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity