Media Advisory - Canadian Mental Health Community to Gather at the 15th Annual Champions of Mental Health Awards Gala

OTTAWA, May 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Media Advisory:



The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) will celebrate its 2017
Champions of Mental Health. 


Special guests:

Her Excellency Sharon Johnston

The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board of Canada  

Bruno Guévremont, retired Royal Canadian Navy Diver, Team Canada Captain at the 2016 Invictus
Games and Bell Let's Talk ambassador, as the Gala's emcee

Winners of the 2017 Champions of Mental Health Awards:

Community Individual:

Brian Hansell, Burlington, Ontario

Community Organization:

Stone Hearth Bakery, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Arms Bumanlag, Windsor, Ontario


Celina Caesar-Chavannes, Member of Parliament for  Whitby, Ontario      

Workplace Mental Health:

Todd Lyons, Ottawa, Ontario


Lauren Whiteway, Moncton, New Brunswick


Dr. Philip Tibbo, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Canada Hall I, Shaw Centre

55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa


Wednesday May 3, 2017 | 6:00pm-9:00pm


CAMIMH would to thank their generous sponsors who make this campaign possible:  Bell Let's Talk, The Mental Health Commission of Canada, Lundbeck Canada, Innovative Medicines Canada, and Impact Public Affairs.

Established in 1998, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is an alliance of mental health organizations comprised of health care providers and organizations representing persons with mental illness and their families and caregivers. CAMIMH's mandate is to ensure that mental health is placed on the national agenda so that persons with a lived experience of mental illness and their families receive appropriate access to care and support.

To learn more about CAMIMH's campaigns, please visit 


SOURCE Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health

For further information: To arrange an interview, or connect with the 2017 winners, please contact: Emily Gale, Email:, Phone: (613) 233-8906 Cell: (902) 599-2059

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