Guardian Network Symposium

Guardian Network Symposium

October 9-10, 2024 | Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre


Registration closes Sept. 9

What you need to know

Entrance into the Symposium, hotel stay including meals, and travel expenses are covered for all trained Guardians. The team will book your hotel stay on your behalf. All travel expenses will be reimbursed post-symposium.

For questions about the Symposium, please contact Marnie Wood at


Please note the agenda is subject to change, more details will be added once confirmed.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 9
    6-7:30 p.m.: Dinner & Guardian networking
    7:30-8:30 p.m.: Guardian Connect
  • Thursday, Oct. 10
    7:30-8:15 a.m.: Breakfast
    8:30 a.m.: Welcome & Symposium kick off
    9 a.m.: Keynote address
    10 a.m.: Stress management workshop
    10:45 a.m.: Coffee break
    11 a.m.: Guided meditation
    11:30 a.m.: Rural therapist panel
    12:30 p.m.: Updates from AgWO
    1 p.m.: Symposium closing
    1:30 p.m.: Lunch to go & travel home


Coming soon

March 2024 Symposium

This past March, the Guardian Network Symposium was held for the first time in person. Sixty Guardians were in attendance and had an opportunity to network; enjoy the delicious food and hospitality from the Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre; and hear from presenters on lived experience with death by suicide, marginalization in the farming community, research on farmer communication, and taking care of their own wellness. It was incredible to gather Guardians from across the province.

Here is what Guardians in attendance had to say:

Photos of last year’s symposium

Program Partners & Supporters

This project is funded in part by the Governments of Canada and Ontario under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership (Sustainable CAP),
a federal-provincial-territorial initiative.