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Announcing Mental Health Difference Makers from British Columbia and Northern Canada

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Announcing Mental Health Difference Makers from British Columbia and Northern Canada

National sesquicentennial program recognizes 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health

VANCOUVER, Oct. 16, 2017 /CNW/ - From more than 3,700 names put forward from across the country, 27 people from British Columbia and Northern Canada 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 19, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT


Morneau Shepell, 411 Dunsmuir St #400, Vancouver, BC V6B 1X4


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

· Mel Barlett, managing partner, Morneau Shepell

· Adam Kreek, Canadian Olympian

· Sandi and Jim Treliving, national co-chairs, 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health

· Lorne Segal, Vancouver recipient, Difference Maker


This event will celebrate the following Difference Makers:

Art Wlodyka, BC
Connor McCracken, BC
Corey Hirsch, BC
David Granirer, BC
Finnegan Pihl, BC
Francis Arevalo, BC
Dr. Gabor Maté, BC
Gary Thandi, BC
Ginny Dennehy, BC
Dr. Jehannine Austin, BC
Jennifer Mervyn, BC
Keli Anderson, BC
Lorne R. Segal, BC
Marie-Noël Campbell, BC

Michael Schratter, BC

Dr. Perry Kendall, BC
Robert Ho, BC
Dr. Rod McCormick, BC
Dr. Skye Barbic, BC
Dr. Todd Woodward, BC
Victoria Maxwell, BC
Dallas Smith, YT
Lisa Evans, YT
Kieran Drachenberg, NU
Kirt Ejesiak, NU
Dr. Madeleine Cole, NU
Hiedi Yardley, NT


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

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

SOURCE Morneau Shepell - Corporate

For further information: For more for the full list of 150 Leading Canadians for Mental Health or to interview any of the honourees, please contact: Karen Cleveland, CAMH Foundation, 416-535-8501 x 30798,; Cathren Ronberg, Morneau Shepell, 416.355.5632,