CALGARY, April 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Dion as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors effective April 1, 2012. Mr. Dion has been an active MHCC Board member since 2007, when he was first appointed as Ontario's representative. He has also served as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
"I am honoured that the Commission's new board Chair David Goldbloom has invited me to further serve an organization devoted to the transformation of Canada's mental health care system," says Mr. Dion. "There is much work to be done and I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues and stakeholders in both the private and public sector, who remain squarely committed to building a health care system that places Canadians living with mental health problems and illness at its centre."
Mr. Dion is a partner of Greenbridge Group, an Ottawa-based government relations firm. He has both a personal and professional interest in the mental health field. In 2009, Patrick was chosen by the Ontario Minister of Health to serve on an advisory group to help guide the provincial government's review of its mental health and addictions system. Mr. Dion was born and raised in Penetanguishene, Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario.
"I am excited to have Patrick continue with us in this enhanced capacity," says MHCC President and CEO, Louise Bradley. "He has been a thoughtful, engaged board member, and the Commission will benefit greatly from having him work even more closely with us."
Mr. Dion will also now Chair the MHCC's Governance and Nominating Committee. He joins the MHCC Board's other Vice-Chair, Fern Stockdale-Winder of Saskatchewan, in this new role.
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