Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada11:30am-1:30pm | The Fairmont Château Laurier - 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa
Coordinated and led by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada is the first-ever national-level set of indicators that identifies and reports on the mental health of Canadians.
This pioneering project aims to reveal the current landscape of mental health of Canadians and start discussions on how to improve mental health across the country. Using innovative approaches to monitoring, synthesizing, and reporting on mental health, Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada uses the best available data to provide policy makers, healthcare administrators and practitioners, and others with the information they need to bring about change to current mental health policy and practice.
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President and CEO
Canadian Institute for Health Information
As of May 12, 2014, David O’Toole is the new president and CEO of CIHI. Prior to joining CIHI, Mr. O’Toole spent more than 20 years in the Ontario public sector, most recently as deputy minister, Ministry of Natural Resources. He began his career in health care, working in both the public and private sectors. For six years, he was senior project director for the Ontario Drug Benefit Program and executive assistant/policy advisor to the Office of the Assistant Deputy Minister of Health. He has also held positions as the deputy minister, Northern Development, Mines and Forestry and assistant deputy minister, Cabinet Office (economic and environment portfolios).
Mr. O’Toole has served as Commissioner for the Ontario Public Service Commission and on the Executive Development Committee of the Ontario Public Service. He is a graduate of both Queen’s University and the Executive Program of the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.
Dr. David S. Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC
Mental Health Commission’s Board
Dr. Goldbloom was born in Montreal and raised in Quebec and Nova Scotia. He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government, at Harvard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Goldbloom's activities have been recognized and awarded by his peers and students. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has provided talks and lectures to student, professional and public audiences. He maintains an active clinical and teaching role at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health where he serves as Senior Medical Advisor. He is also Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Goldbloom is immediate past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Dr. Elliot Goldner
Professor, Centre for Applied Research for Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA)
Simon Fraser University
Dr. Goldner is a psychiatrist-researcher who received an Honours BSc at the University of Toronto, an MD at the University of Calgary, and completed his Psychiatry residency training and MHSc in Health Care & Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He founded and directed the Eating Disorders Program at Providence Health Care, directed Outpatient Psychiatry at UBC Hospital and founded and directed two research centres – one at UBC and the other at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Goldner founded and directed the Division of Health Policy and Services in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC. He is currently a Professor in the Centre for Applied Research for Mental Health and Addiction (CARMHA) which he founded at Simon Fraser University, and is also an Affiliate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC. He is the author of more than 100 scientific publications and is the lead author of a textbook entitled ‘A Concise Introduction to Mental Health in Canada’. Dr. Goldner has also authored the chapter entitled ‘Knowledge Translation’ in the textbook ‘Health Research Methods: A Canadian Perspective’. Dr. Goldner has received awards from the Canadian Psychiatric Association for his research, teaching and scholarly work and was awarded the Alex Leighton Award in Psychiatric Epidemiology by the Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology. Dr. Goldner was formerly the Chair of the Science Advisory Committee for the Mental Health Commission of Canada and he has worked closely with governments at provincial, regional and national levels to research and implement programs to improve mental health services.