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Ambitious 10-year strategic plan aims at transformational change in Canada’s mental health landscape
On May 20, I sat down for a candid, wide-ranging virtual discussion with Health Minister Patty Hajdu. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, she has become a familiar face in living rooms across the country as she faithfully provides daily briefings to keep the people in Canada up to date on the tireless public health response mounted by the federal government.
“The last thing I was anticipating was to hear that I had been appointed as a member of the Order of Canada. I asked the caller if I could take down her name and number so I’d have proof this really happened!”
To mark the Hon. Michael Wilson’s first full year as Mental Health Commission of Canada Board Chair, the Catalyst team met with him in Toronto in October, to get his reflections on progress to date, and the work still to come.