About Ann Douglas

Ann Douglas is a bestselling parenting book author and a passionate and inspiring speaker who sparks conversations that matter.

Author

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Ann Douglas is the author of Parenting Through the Storm and numerous other books about parenting, including the bestselling The Mother of All Books series. She is also the mother of four children who have struggled with a variety of different mental health, neurodevelopmental, and behavioural challenges -- and who are currently thriving

Columnist

Ann is the weekend parenting columnist for CBC Radio, a Kinstantly contributing editor, and the parenting columnist for The New CHEX Daily (the CTV affiliate station in Peterborough, Ontario). 

Speaker

A passionate and inspiring speaker, Ann delivers keynote addresses and leads small-group workshops at health, parenting, and education conferences across the countryShe also hosts online conversations about parenting and mental health.

Content Creator

In 2014, Ann teamed up with Today's Parent to produce a series of parenting advice videos. She has also created and delivered parenting courses for high-profile websites such as WebMD and AOL as well as on behalf of government clients and Fortune-500 companies. 

Volunteer

Ann is an active volunteer who is currently serving on the national editorial board of the Centre for Mental Health and Addiction Health's Portico website, the Parent and Community Partners Group of Children's Mental Health Ontario, and the social media team for The Canadian Red CrossIn 2016, she volunteered with Bell Let's Talk on its 2016 campaign. (You can read her interview with Bell Let's Talk here.) In 2015, she collaborated with Partners for Mental Health on this child and youth mental health advocacy letter and on a series of child and youth mental health videosIn April 2012, Ann was one of 16 Canadians invited to Rideau Hall to discuss family policy with Canadian Governor-General David Johnston and his wife Sharon Johnston.

 

With her new book Parenting Through the Storm, [Ann] Douglas becomes an important voice in the national conversation on youth mental health.
— MARC AND CRAIG KIELBURGER, POSTMEDIA NEWS, FEBRUARY 23, 2015