CALGARY, Sept. 14, 2012 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada
is pleased to announce the election of Kim Calsaferri to its Board of
Ms. Calsaferri brings to the Board more than 20 years of clinical and
administrative experience working with people with lived experience of
mental illness, their family members, staff and not-for-profit
An occupational therapist based in Vancouver, Ms. Calsaferri is also a
manager with Vancouver Coastal Health and a clinical assistant
professor with the School of Occupational Sciences and Occupational
Therapy at UBC.
"I am honoured to join the Board and to contribute to the important work
the MHCC is doing to improve mental health in our country," says Ms.
Calsaferri. "Moving forward, we must ensure mental health services
address the determinants of health, functioning and illness. This
requires recovery-oriented practice that blends and considers all the
above while being client-centered and inclusive of families."
The MHCC Board is made up of non-government directors and
government-appointed directors from across Canada. Ms. Calsaferri is
one of four new members named to the MHCC Board this week.
"The experiences and expertise of our new board members will be
tremendously beneficial in guiding the Commission as we continue to
present the national mental health strategy to policy makers, service
providers and others across the country," MHCC Board Chair David
Goldbloom, MD. "They will play an important role, directing the MHCC in
its mission to make mental health a higher priority for our country and
to achieve change for people living with a mental health problem or
ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION OF CANADA
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is a catalyst for change. We are
collaborating with hundreds of partners to change the attitudes of
Canadians toward mental health problems and to improve services and
support. Our goal is to help people who live with mental health
problems and illnesses lead meaningful and productive lives. Together
we spark change.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada is funded by Health Canada.
The views represented herein solely represent the views of the Mental
Health Commission of Canada.
Production of this document is made possible through a financial
contribution from Health Canada.
SOURCE: Mental Health Commission of Canada
For further information:
Kyle Marr, Senior Communication Specialist
Mental Health Commission of Canada
Office: (403) 385‐4050
Cell: (587) 226-8782