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Quality Mental Health Care for All Webinar

February 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

The new vision for quality mental health care, based on the Quality Mental Health Care Framework, was built on the expertise of people with lived and living experience, health-care administrators, and practitioners.

The framework was developed by the Quality Mental Health Care Network, the MHCC, and HealthCareCAN, a partnership that brings together physical and mental health sector leaders from across Canada to improve access to quality mental health care.

Health-care leaders and organizations can use this tool to assess the critical elements that impact the quality, delivery, and accessibility of mental health care and services.


  • Samaria Nancy Cardinal | Patient Partner, Patients for Patient Safety Canada: Samaria is a Blackfoot-Métis residing on Treaty 7 territory. She received a diploma in social work from Mount Royal University and is now in the final year of her Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She survived her misdiagnosis and is healing from the experience with the help of her community, culture, and teachings from Elders.
  • Jodi Hall | CEO, Canadian Association for Long Term Care: Jodi currently is the CEO for the Canadian Association for Long Term Care. Previously, she served as executive director of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes, president of the New Brunswick Continuing Care Safety Association, and co-chair of the Collaborative for Healthy Aging and Care, which works to create a shared conversation among stakeholders on the aging experience in New Brunswick. She also previously served as an administrator of a long-term care home in the province. In addition to her work in Atlantic Canada, Hall was a CALTC chairperson for two years prior to starting as CEO.
  • Rebecca Jesseman |Director of Planning and Operations, Mental Health and Addictions, Health PEI: Rebecca has just taken on her role in PEI, after over 15 years with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), most recently as Director of Policy. Through various positions at CCSA, Rebecca provided expertise in cannabis regulation and drug policy more broadly at the national and international levels for over 15 years. She has also led initiatives and provided expertise in related areas such as treatment-system development and substance use in the criminal justice system. Rebecca previously worked in research and policy roles within Public Safety Canada and Health Canada. She holds a master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Ottawa, where she has also lectured as a part-time professor.
  • Mike Villeneuve | CEO, Canadian Nurses Association: With four decades of progressive experience in the health-care system, Mike has worked in all the domains of nursing practice — direct care, administration, education, research, and policy. He was appointed chief executive officer of CNA in June 2017. Since 2000, Mike has held teaching, executive, and consulting roles with the federal Office of Nursing Policy, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris, the Academy of Canadian Executive Nurses, CNA and its National Expert Commission, and the Lawrence S. Bloomberg faculty of nursing at the University of Toronto. Mike lives on unceded Algonquin territory in rural Eastern Ontario, where he is proud to serve on the board of directors at Winchester District Memorial Hospital — one of Ontario’s highest-performing small community hospitals.


  • Nicholas Watters, Director, Access to Quality Mental Health Services, MHCC
  • Jonathan Mitchell, Vice-President, Research and Policy, HealthCareCAN
  • Samuel Breau, Manager, Access to Quality Mental Health Services, MHCC

This webinar will be presented in English with simultaneous French interpretation.

Register here! 


February 24, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
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