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Stéphane Grenier

Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired), Canadian Forces | Mental Health Innovator

Stephane Grenier
Mental Health Innovator - Stéphane Grenier
Stephane Grenier
Mental Health in the Workplace
Stephane Grenier
Stephane Grenier
Mental Health Innovator - Stéphane Grenier
Stephane Grenier
Mental Health in the Workplace

In today’s modern workplace, mental health problems have become the leading cause of disability claims, accounting for 70% of workplace disability management costs in Canada. As a former post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer, Lieutenant-Colonel (Retired) Stéphane Grenier knows the toll mental health issues can take on individuals firsthand. His riveting keynotes are not only thought-provoking, but also lead to tangible action and sustainable change for those leaders who are prepared to rethink how they support their people.

Grenier is a nationally known mental health innovator, advocate, speaker, and entrepreneur. He retired from the Canadian military as a Lieutenant Colonel after 29 years of service.

His autobiography, After the War: Surviving PTSD and Changing Mental Health Culture, tells Grenier’s story from the day he landed in the midst of the Rwandan genocide, through his journey of changing mental health culture in the Canadian military, developing national Guidelines for peer support with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, all the way to creating Mental Health Innovations (MHI); a consultancy that leads innovative and sustainable change in organizations to enhance the mental health of their people.

Today, Grenier and his business partners, along with countless associates, develop non-clinical mental health interventions as a compliment to traditional clinical care for private and public sector organizations, as well as for provincial healthcare systems.

Grenier’s vision is a world where people no longer face barriers to good mental health.

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Presentations listed below include in-person and virtual keynotes, as well as workshops, fireside chats, and other presentation formats.

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  • Stéphane Grenier spoke to our donors and advisors at a celebration of our charitable organization’s 30th anniversary Because we are about to launch a  project that explores the experiences of military children experiencing their parents’ PTSD, Stéphane  spoke to his and his family’s experiences of military life. He spoke powerfully, compassionately and with great clarity—all from his heart. He was able to describe his personal experience in a manner that included context and possible solutions. He had a great effect on the members of the audience- many of who commented and sent notes to acknowledge Stéphane’s effect on their thinking and their understanding of the issues. Stéphane Grenier’s  contribution was very substantial and we were proud to include him in this memorable event.

  • To say that LCol Stephane Grenier (now retired) helped make our event a great success is an understatement. He is a superb speaker who delivered a powerful and enlightening message at what was a significant national event.

  • “Very entertaining as well as informative.”

    “Incredible presentation.”

    “An excellent speaker would like his contact information as I would like to recommend him for our international ATU conference he is an excellent speaker who fosters a sincere understanding of mental health challenges. A true inspiration! Thank you!”

  • “Excellent; raised my awareness of the issues and the need to think about the process of supporting my team.”

    “Outstanding; human, humane and very inspiring.”

    “Excellent depth of knowledge and experience; entertaining and well organized.”

    “Great to learn perspective from outside of the medical field.”

    “Very Entertaining; love the narrative.”

    “Charismatic speaker- heartfelt presentation that got me thinking about new ways to help my patients and colleagues.”

  • Stephane Grenier has done a lot of work with trying to redefine how we address mental health in general….because he’s a great speaker and because of his experience with a mental health issue, his lived experience brings a real sincerity and candour to the topic itself.

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