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Chris Cull is a former opioid user who turned his life around and is now a passionate advocate for mental health and addiction awareness. After battling addiction for eight years, Chris found healing and renewal through cycling, inspiring him to undertake two cross-Canada bike rides while filming a documentary about the impact of the opioid epidemic across the country. Through his journey, Chris shares his story of recovery, offering hope and support to others who are struggling with addiction. With his compelling story and commitment to advocacy, Chris is a powerful voice in the fight against opioid addiction and a shining example of the resilience of the human spirit.

What you will take away:

  • A lived experience understanding of mental health, opioid addiction, harm reduction and recovery
  • How to make your mental health work for you
  • How to build a resilience that pushes you through the darkest of times
  • Hope

Notable Speeches

2022 – Western Canada Addiction Forum
2022 – Ontario Public Service – Healthy Workplace, Healthy Mind Event
2022 – Queen’s University – Future Leaders in Addiction Medicine (FLAME) Summit
2022 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Youth Services – RCMPTalks
2021 – Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Conference – Keynote Speaker
2019 – Recovery Day Toronto
2018 – Pharmacy Technician Society of Alberta Conference
2018 – Health Canada – Opioid Symposium
2018 – Western Canada Addiction Forum – Keynote Speaker
2017 – US Embassy Ottawa – Pillars of Change: Opioid Expert Forum – Keynote Speaker
2017 – Medical University of South Carolina – DART Research Program – Keynote Speaker
2017 – University of Calgary – Addiction Day – Keynote Speaker
2017 – Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians Conference – Keynote Speaker
2016 – Health Canada – Opioid Conference
2016 – Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians
2015 – “Whats The Harm?”: Harm Reduction Medical Conference – Keynote Speaker