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Mental Health Awareness Week: Mental Health Awareness

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mental Health Awareness Week (3rd May – 7th May) is to raise awareness
regarding the importance of mental health

Mental Health Awareness Week (3rd May – 7th May) is to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health, and also to provide any information or educational presentation that would be beneficial for our current and future clients (e.g., newcomers, vulnerable population and anyone in Ontario who may need to learn more about how to receive support and how to take care of their mental health). We dedicate this week especially to our guest speakers to talk about their profession, research and expertise to raise awareness for Mental Health.
To complete your registration for this event, please send an email to (mentalhealth@skillsforchange.org), in addition to registering on this site. If you are a permanent resident or convention refugee please send your email to (nkhazraei@skillsforchange.org)

Guest speaker:
Dr. Kwame McKenzie

Dr. Kwame McKenzie is the CEO of Wellesley Institute and is an international expert on the social causes of mental illness, suicide and the development of effective, equitable health systems. Dr. McKenzie is also Director of Health Equity at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), a Full Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and a consultant working with the World Health Organization on equity.
As a policy advisor, clinician and academic with over 250 papers, 5 books, and numerous awards he has worked across a broad spectrum to improve population health and health services for three decades. He is a Co-Chair of the Expert Task Force on Substance Use, a member of the National Advisory Council on Poverty, a member of Canada’s Expert Advisory Panel on COVID-19 and Mental Health and the Minister of Health’s Covid-19 Testing and Tracing Advisory.
Dr. McKenzie was previously a Human Rights Commissioner for Ontario and Chair of the Research and Evaluation Advisory Committee of Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot. In addition to his academic, policy and clinical work, Dr McKenzie has been a columnist for the Guardian, Times-online and Toronto Star and a past BBC Radio presenter.


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