MEDIA ADVISORY - Mental Health Commission of Canada Chair Michael Wilson to give keynote address in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Sept. 24, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Michael Wilson, recently appointed Chair of The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), will deliver the keynote address to welcome more than 350 global mental health and disability leaders to the combined International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) and International Initiative for Disability leadership (IIDL) Leadership Exchange in Vancouver today.

The event will serve as Mr. Wilson's first major public appearance in his new role as MHCC Chair. In addition to a very long track record of public service as a former Ambassador to the United States and federal cabinet minister, Mr. Wilson has a deep personal commitment to improving care and services for those with lived experience with mental illness.

When: Thursday, September 24th - 10:45am; media availability directly after the speech at approximately 11:30am.

Location: Pavilion Ballroom Foyer, Sheraton Wall Centre, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC

Additional information about IIMHL 2015 is available at

Follow the event on Twitter at: #IIMHL2015 and @MHCC_

SOURCE Mental Health Commission of Canada

For further information: and to pre-arrange interviews, please contact: Lindsey Scully, Director and Senior Writer, ENsight Canada, 613-790-4393,

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