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Introduction to the Canadian Mental Health Commission

Introduction to the Canadian Mental Health Commission IIMHL special edition Howard Chodos Commissioner, Canadian Mental Health Commission, Canada n the final day of the IIMHL Conference in Ottawa in August 2007, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, formally launched the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The Government of Canada had announced in its budget several months earlier, in March 2007, that it would provide funding for the Commission. On 31 August 2007, the Canadian Prime Minister released the names of the people who had been selected over the summer to lead the Commission – an 18-member Board of Directors and the Chairs of eight advisory committees (see www.mentalhealthcommission.ca for the complete list). Prime Minister Harper was accompanied on stage by the Chair of the Board of the MHCC, former Senator Michael Kirby, and the Honourable Wilbert Keon, Vice-Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Former Senator Kirby and Senator Keon had led the Senate Committee in a three-year process that culminated with the publication of the first-ever national report on mental health, mental illness and addictions in Canada, Out of the Shadows at Last. One of the key recommendations in this report was to create http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Pier Professional

Introduction to the Canadian Mental Health Commission

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Pier Professional
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Copyright © 2008 by Pier Professional Limited
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1747-9886
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IIMHL special edition Howard Chodos Commissioner, Canadian Mental Health Commission, Canada n the final day of the IIMHL Conference in Ottawa in August 2007, the Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, formally launched the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). The Government of Canada had announced in its budget several months earlier, in March 2007, that it would provide funding for the Commission. On 31 August 2007, the Canadian Prime Minister released the names of the people who had been selected over the summer to lead the Commission – an 18-member Board of Directors and the Chairs of eight advisory committees (see www.mentalhealthcommission.ca for the complete list). Prime Minister Harper was accompanied on stage by the Chair of the Board of the MHCC, former Senator Michael Kirby, and the Honourable Wilbert Keon, Vice-Chair of the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology. Former Senator Kirby and Senator Keon had led the Senate Committee in a three-year process that culminated with the publication of the first-ever national report on mental health, mental illness and addictions in Canada, Out of the Shadows at Last. One of the key recommendations in this report was to create

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The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesPier Professional

Published: Apr 1, 2008

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