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Announcing Mental Health Difference Makers from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan

National sesquicentennial program recognizes 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health

CALGARY, Oct. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - From more than 3,700 names put forward from across the country, 33 people from Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan will be honoured as Canadians who are changing the course of mental health.

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) launched Difference Makers: 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health in January 2017, with Morneau Shepell as Presenting Partner. Canadians were invited to nominate someone who has made a difference through research, philanthropy, advocacy, social change or inspiration. Nominations closed on Canada Day, 2017.

Media are invited to attend an event celebrating honourees and are required to confirm their attendance through

Event details:


Celebration of Difference Makers: 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health


Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. MDT


Hôtel Le Germain, 899 Centre Street SW, Mount Assiniboine Room, Calgary, AB T2G 1B8


The event will feature the following speakers, who are also available for interviews:

  • JP Girard, partner, Morneau Shepell
  • Sandi and Jim Treliving, national co-chairs, 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health
  • Sheldon Kennedy, Nominations Co-Chair
  • Rosanna Crawford, Canadian Olympian


This event will celebrate the following Difference Makers:

Al-Kareem Visram, AB

Nicole McRorie, AB

Cam Adair, AB

Steven Leong, AB

Chad Guenter, AB

Suzanne Blackwell, AB

Claire Wade, AB

Wade Sorochan, AB

Clara Hughes, AB

Andi Sharma, MB

Darcy Lockhart, AB 

Bonny Wynnobel, MB

Debbie Wiebe, AB

Doug Mackie, MB

Dr. Badri Rickhi, AB

Griffin Jenkins, MB

Dr. Bonnie Kaplan, AB

Rebecca Gibson, MB

Dr. Cathy Carter-Snell, AB

Robb Nash, MB

Dr. Eden McCaffrey, AB

Roland Vandal, MB

Dr. Kathryn Dong, AB

Clifford Ballantyne, SK

Dr. Nicole Letourneau, AB               

Dr. Heather Hadjistavropoulos, SK

Dr. Will White, AB

Jade Dulle, SK

Mackenzie Murphy, AB

Jayne Whyte, SK

Mona Cooley, AB

Kyle Moffatt, SK

Sen. Denise Batters, SK


Media in attendance are encouraged to check in with the onsite media coordinator at the event: Garfield Brown,  

About CAMH
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world-leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For more information visit or

About Morneau Shepell
Morneau Shepell is the only human resources consulting and technology company that takes an integrated approach to employee assistance, health, benefits and retirement needs. The Company is the leading provider of employee and family assistance programs, the largest administrator of retirement and benefits plans and the largest provider of integrated absence management solutions in Canada. As a leader in strategic HR consulting and innovative pension design, the Company helps clients solve complex workforce problems and provides integrated productivity, health and retirement solutions.  Established in 1966, Morneau Shepell serves approximately 20,000 clients, ranging from small businesses to some of the largest corporations and associations. With more than 4,000 employees in offices across North America, Morneau Shepell provides services to organizations across Canada, in the United States and around the globe. Morneau Shepell is a publicly-traded company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: MSI). For more information, visit

For the full list of 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health visit

SOURCE Morneau Shepell Inc.

For further information: To interview any of the honourees, please contact: Karen Cleveland, CAMH Foundation, 416-535-8501 x 30798,; Heather MacDonald, Morneau Shepell, 416.390.2625,