Losses and setbacks can come in different forms and for many it can be challenging to cope and navigate how to move forward in our lives. In this session, Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes will talk about and facilitate a discussion on how to deal with these losses and setbacks. He will cover various areas including losing a loved one, relationship break ups, adversity, burnout, personal care and resilience.
Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, C.M., is the Founder and Executive Director of Rainbow Faith and Freedom, and Senior Pastor Emeritus of Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto, where he was at the forefront of ministry to the LGBTQI2S community for over 40 years. On January 14, 2001, he officiated at the first legal same sex marriages in the world. He received the Order of Canada, the Order of New Brunswick and three honorary degrees for his stand on social justice and human rights within the LGBTQI2S communities. Rev. Hawkes also officiated over the state funeral for the Honourable Jack Layton, Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition and head of the NDP.