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January 19, 2015 – MHCC Releases Mental Health Indicators for Canada

Ottawa, ON – The Mental Health Commission of Canada is pleased to announce the release of the first phase of Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada, the first national-level set of indicators to identify and report on the mental health of Canadians. This pioneering project aims to reveal the current landscape of the mental health of Canadians and will promote discussion about how to improve mental health across the country.  

Media Technical Briefing: Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada

Date: Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Time: 10:15-11:15 am
Location: Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street – Ottawa
Burgundy Room (mezzanine floor)

Participating in the technical briefing will be:

  • Ms. Jennifer Vornbrock, Vice-President, MHCC
  • Dr. Elliot Goldner, Professor, Centre for Applied Research and Mental Health, Simon Fraser University
  • Ms. Kimberley McEwan, Consultant, Centre for Applied Research and Mental Health, Simon Fraser University
  • Mr. Wayne Jones, Research Associate, Centre for Applied Research and Mental Health, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Alain Lesage, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Université de Montréal

Journalists should arrive by 10:00 a.m. to register and receive their media kit.

For media unable to attend in in person, remote access will be available through conference call and WebEx. Please contact Vanessa Desjardins (vdesjardins@mentalhealthcommission.ca or (613) 683-1867) to make arrangements for remote participation.

Speech by Dr. David Goldbloom and Panel Discussion

The launch of the first phase of Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada, will take place at a luncheon hosted by the Economic Club of Canada starting at 11:45 a.m. at the Fairmont Château Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa. Participating in the launch will be:

  • Dr. David Goldbloom, Board Chair, MHCC
  • Ms. Louise Bradley, President and CEO,MHCC
  • Dr. Elliot Goldner, Centre for Applied Research and Mental Health, Simon Fraser University
  • Mr. David O’Toole, President and CEO, Canadian Institute for Health Information

Dr. Goldbloom will provide overview remarks followed by a panel discussion with the participants including questions and answers from the audience.

The launch participants will be available to the news media following the luncheon.


ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together we create change. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada.
www.mentalhealthcommission.ca

Media Contact:
Glenn Johnson, Senior Media Relations Specialist
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Mobile: 1-613-683-3940
gjohnson@mentalhealthcommission.ca

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