Media Advisory - Canada's Mental Health Commission at Forefront of Research
on Mental Health and Homelessness

Moncton one of five Canadian cities participating in ground breaking initiative

OTTAWA, Nov. 19 /CNW Telbec/ - A series of news conferences will be held on Monday, November 23rd, to officially launch "At Home/ Chez Soi", a four year research demonstration project that will help us understand and reduce the incidence of homelessness in Canada. The purpose is to find the best mix of housing and support for homeless people who have a mental illness. Research tells us homelessness and mental illness is closely linked.

The Moncton news conference will occur at:

    
               First United Baptist Church, 157 Queen Street,

                              Time:  11:00 a.m.
    

Participating in the Moncton event will be experts in the field of mental health, social housing and research, as well as individuals who have experienced mental illness and homelessness, including:

    
    -   Dr. David Goldbloom, Vice Chair, Mental Health Commission of Canada;
    -   Dr. Jimmy Bourque, Co-Researcher, Université de Moncton;
    -   Dr. Sue Crouse (ACT Team Clinical Director);
    -   Mr. Jerry Francis, Consumer Representative;
    -   Mr. George LeBlanc, Mayor of Moncton;
    -   Ms. Debbie McInnis, Executive Director, United Way
    -   The Honourable Michael Murphy, NB Attorney General, NB Minister of
        Justice and Consumer Affairs;
    -   Mr. Ken Ross, Assistant Deputy Minister, NB Department of Health
    -   Ms. Joanne Petitpas, Consumer Representative.
    

SOURCE Mental Health Commission of Canada

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Claudette Bradshaw, Moncton Site Coordinator, (C) (506) 227-0732, (O) (506) 855-5905, cbradshaw@mentalhealthcommission.ca; Betsy Kitchen, Strategic Communications Inc. for MHCC, (O) (613) 231-4955, betsykitchen@rogers.com; Nujma Bond, At Home/Chez Soi Communications, MHCC, (O) (403) 385-4033, (C) (403) 826-3942, nbond@mentalhealthcommission.ca


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