They don't call her “The Mother of All” for nothing. Ann Douglas has been Canada's go-to guide to all things parenting since the publication of her now-classic The Mother of All Pregnancy Books over a decade ago.
A mother of four and creator of an internationally successful book brand (The Mother of All®), Ann speaks frankly and with authority about parenting, communication, and tapping into the power of community.
You may have read her column in The Toronto Star or noticed her being quoted by top media outlets as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, Parenting, Parents, Your Baby, Working Mother, Good Housekeeping, Reader's Digest, Today's Parent, Canadian Family, Parents Canada, Chatelaine, or Canadian Living. Or perhaps you tuned in while she was making a guest appearance on Canada AM, Breakfast Television, or Sounds Like Canada. Ann is trusted by the media to provide insightful analysis of the parenting issues of the day.
An experienced speaker, Ann has delivered keynote addresses and customized workshops to audiences ranging in size from 20 to 1500. And she's delighted audiences of parents, healthcare professionals, social service workers, professional communicators, women, and business groups. Her clients have included Health Canada, the City of Toronto Health Department, the City of Hamilton, Kraft Foods Canada, Procter and Gamble, and the Women's Health Forum and Expo, Ontario Early Years' Centres, DONA International, the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association (CAPPA) Canada, the Canadian Foundation for the Study of Infant Death.
If you've already met Ann via her books, you know what you can expect from one of her presentations: to be inspired, entertained, and informed.
"Ann has that rare gift of being able to put a smile on your face while opening your mind. She was able to connect with the audience in such a meaningful way." - Sandy MacDonald, Bell Let's Talk
"Ann Douglas was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was prompt, attentive, and genuinely took the needs of our organization into consideration when designing her presentation. Ann had an incredible ability to connect with our audience, and she offered some very valuable parenting advice and thoughtful insights. We couldn't have asked for a better guest speaker!" - Beth Evans, Special Events Coordinator, Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa
"Ann draws in the audience with her compelling personal stories and keeps them listening with solid, doable advice. The feedback from our attendees was very enthusiastic." - Laura Bickle, parenting conference organizer, R.H. McGregor Elementary School, Toronto
"Ann is an engaging speaker, who shares her heartfelt messages with humor and compassion and in doing so, connects with her audience in a genuine way." - Diane Mullane, Mental Health Lead, Durham Catholic District School Board
"I wanted to send a quick note to thank you again for the wonderful presentation you did for us in Dundas last week. The feedback from the participants was outstanding; everyone loved your speaking style and very personal approach." Licensed Home Early Learning and Child Care Consultant
"Ann has a great gift for clearing away [the] fog and giving not only the critical information her audience needs, but also the critical information that they didn't know they needed or were afraid to ask." BabyTime