Tuesday, October 19th ("Canada Day") will be dedicated to exploring health equity as a human right, justice, and the future of collaborative mental health care in Canada. This dynamic day will be interactive and feature a mix of presenters with the power to unite people and ideas, and propel action and policies. 

Confirmed presenters include:

  • Keynote speaker Bernice Downey presenting on Indigenous mental health and well-being: 'Debwaywin" (Truth) telling toward a reconciliation approach
  • Nick Kates providing the latest updates on collaborative care and presenting the new CPA/CFPC position paper, and
  • A panel discussion on how collaborative care can advance health equity with Maria Patriquin, Robert Wright, Mary Jane Hampton, Praseedha Janakiram and Christopher Mushquash.

The conference will serve as a catalyst to various stakeholders in the community, organizations, and government in order to strengthen innovations in the provision of mental health care services in Canada at a critical time. We aim to cultivate community through collaboration by investing in a vision of collaborative mental health care that is more equitable, inclusive, and diverse.

This special day will be hosted by the Canadian co-chairs and conference advisor.  It will be followed by the joint integrated event with Canadian and American content from Wednesday, October 20th to Saturday, October 23rd.  

Click here to view the full program for Canada Day. Please note that the program is subject to change.