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editorial elcome to this special edition of the • poems by Gregory Frankson who served as International Journal of Leadership in poet in residence for the two days in Ottawa are WPublic Services. This edition focuses on dispersed throughout the special edition the recently completed fifth International Initiative • work undertaken by a group of service users for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Leadership who work as advisers at the national level – their Exchange. This exchange matched 430 leaders in project Associated Consumer Experts (ACE) 77 sites across North America for their individual aims to provide expertise for countries leadership meetings: this was followed by all developing recovery-focused services. leaders gathering together in Ottawa, Ontario for two days of network meetings. It is impossible to capture all the experiences of those leaders who spent exchange time with their This edition presents work from partnerships that hosts in the first part of the week: these ‘matches’ have evolved from past leadership exchanges and being the prime focus of the leadership exchange. presentations from the meetings in Ottawa. These matches offer key leaders the opportunity to meet international colleagues, experience their We were very pleased that the Canadian Prime hosts’ sites and learn about their services together, Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, understanding their concepts and then building chose to use the venue of the IIMHL Network an ongoing collaboration to spread innovation meeting to announce the membership of the new and creativity. Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The Chair of the MHCC, Michael Kirby, will work Our next Leadership Exchange will be in Australia with IIMHL to develop an International Advisory and New Zealand during the week of 2–6 March Council to work with members of the MHCC. 2009 with the network meeting in Brisbane. Following that, during the week of 17–21 May This edition includes the following highlights: 2010, we return to the United Kingdom and the • an article on the Canadian First Nations and Inuit Republic of Ireland where the network meeting will Mental Wellness Advisory Committee’s Strategic be held in Kerry, Ireland. Action Plan – full set of these documents is available on the IIMHL’s website: www.iimhl.com Fran Silvestri, Kathy Langlois & Peggy Taillon • a presentation from six young people who have used services and who made a keynote address International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership to all those who attended the meeting in Ottawa (IIMHL) The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Volume 4 Issue 1 April 2008 © Pavilion Journals (Brighton) Ltd http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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1747-9886
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10.1108/17479886200800001
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elcome to this special edition of the • poems by Gregory Frankson who served as International Journal of Leadership in poet in residence for the two days in Ottawa are WPublic Services. This edition focuses on dispersed throughout the special edition the recently completed fifth International Initiative • work undertaken by a group of service users for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Leadership who work as advisers at the national level – their Exchange. This exchange matched 430 leaders in project Associated Consumer Experts (ACE) 77 sites across North America for their individual aims to provide expertise for countries leadership meetings: this was followed by all developing recovery-focused services. leaders gathering together in Ottawa, Ontario for two days of network meetings. It is impossible to capture all the experiences of those leaders who spent exchange time with their This edition presents work from partnerships that hosts in the first part of the week: these ‘matches’ have evolved from past leadership exchanges and being the prime focus of the leadership exchange. presentations from the meetings in Ottawa. These matches offer key leaders the opportunity to meet international colleagues, experience their We were very pleased that the Canadian Prime hosts’ sites and learn about their services together, Minister, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, understanding their concepts and then building chose to use the venue of the IIMHL Network an ongoing collaboration to spread innovation meeting to announce the membership of the new and creativity. Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The Chair of the MHCC, Michael Kirby, will work Our next Leadership Exchange will be in Australia with IIMHL to develop an International Advisory and New Zealand during the week of 2–6 March Council to work with members of the MHCC. 2009 with the network meeting in Brisbane. Following that, during the week of 17–21 May This edition includes the following highlights: 2010, we return to the United Kingdom and the • an article on the Canadian First Nations and Inuit Republic of Ireland where the network meeting will Mental Wellness Advisory Committee’s Strategic be held in Kerry, Ireland. Action Plan – full set of these documents is available on the IIMHL’s website: www.iimhl.com Fran Silvestri, Kathy Langlois & Peggy Taillon • a presentation from six young people who have used services and who made a keynote address International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership to all those who attended the meeting in Ottawa (IIMHL) The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Volume 4 Issue 1 April 2008 © Pavilion Journals (Brighton) Ltd

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The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2008

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