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

    Montreal one of five Canadian cities participating in ground-breaking
<p><location>OTTAWA</location>, <chron>Nov. 19</chron> /CNW Telbec/ - A series of news conferences will be held on <chron>Monday, November 23rd</chron>, to officially launch "At Home/Chez Soi", a unique four year research demonstration project that will help us understand and reduce the incidence of homelessness in <location>Canada</location>. The purpose is to find the best mix of housing and support for people who are homeless and have mental health needs. Research tells us homelessness and mental illness are closely linked.</p>
<p>The <location>Montreal</location> news conference will occur at:</p>
                   Le Chaînon, 4373 avenue de l'Esplanade,
                              Time:  10:00 a.m.
<p>Participating in the <location>Montreal</location> event will be experts in the field of mental health, social housing and research, as well as individuals who have experience with mental illness and homelessness. Speakers and/or guests will include:</p>
    -  Mr. Michael Howlett, President and CEO, Mental Health Commission of
    -  Ms. Sonia Côté, site coordinator of Montreal At Home/Chez soi Project
    -  Ms. Cylvie Gingras, on behalf of persons who are homeless and live
       with a mental illness;
    -  Eric Latimer, Lead researcher, Institut universitaire en santé mentale
    -  Chantale Lapointe, directrice générale, CAU - CSSS Jeanne-Mance
    -  Christopher McAll, Co-Lead researcher, Scientific Director CAU - CSSS
    -  Marie-Josée Fleury, Co-Lead researcher, Institut universitaire en
       santé mentale Douglas
    -  Bertrand Gagné, Director, Diogène
    -  Jason Champagne, Chief program administrator for Chez Soi/At Home for
       CAU-CSSS Jeanne-Mance
    -  Olivier Farmer, Psychiatrist, CHUM

For further information: For further information: or to arrange an interview, please contact: Sonia Côté, Montreal Site Coordinator, (O) (514) 761-6131, ext. 2104,; Joanne Merritt, (O) (613) 749-8448,; Nujma Bond, At Home/Chez Soi Communications, MHCC, (O) (403) 385-4033, (C) (403) 826-3942,

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