CAMH is proud to announce that Dr. Catherine
Zahn, President and CEO, has been named as one of this year’s Top 25 Women of
Influence™ by Women of Influence, Inc., North America’s
leading organization dedicated to the advancement of women. This ranking
celebrates and showcases the accomplishments of Canadian women who have
achieved the highest levels of professional success and have made a significant
difference in their field. Dr. Zahn, a leading neurologist and champion for
mental health, was one of five women applauded for their contribution and
influence in health care.
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“The level of influence, stature and
accomplishments of this year’s Top 25 Women of Influence is without question,
outstanding and unparalleled,” said Carolyn Lawrence, President and CEO of Women
of Influence. “Although this year’s women have varied backgrounds, professions,
personalities and skills, they all share the same passion, ambition and drive
to make meaningful and transformational contributions to the Canadian economy,
their communities, their workplaces, and to the next generation. They are women
of influence in every sense of the word.”
Dr. Zahn will be profiled alongside fellow
recipientsin the winter issue of Women of Influence magazine, and from
September 2to September 15, CAMH is encouraging people to vote for Dr. Zahn as
the woman they would like to see featured on the cover of this marquee issue.
“At CAMH we are determined to stop mental
illness from destroying lives,” says Dr. Zahn. “As part of that goal, we need
to inspire a common understanding that mental health care is not separate from
health care, and that with the right support, recovery is possible and
“nuanced crusader” by the Toronto Star, Dr. Zahn joined CAMH as President
and CEO in December 2009 at a critical time for the organization. Since then,
Dr. Zahn has led the way for CAMH’s visionary
redevelopment project, driving social change from the heart of Toronto’s Queen Street West
community. She has become a beacon of hope and optimism, working to broaden
access to care and treatment, fostering breakthroughs in research and
discovery, and challenging the stigma of mental illness through social
“Mental illness is the health care issue of
our time,” says Dr. Zahn. “But it’s more than that. People with mental illness
face prejudice and discrimination every day. I believe that the antidote to
prejudice is knowledge and familiarity. By working together and by having
honest conversations, we can eliminate barriers to treatment, supportive care
and social participation for millions of people across Canada.”
Dr. Zahn will be celebrated on December 4
at the Deloitte Women of Influence Luncheon at the Metro Toronto Convention
Click here for a full list of this year’s Top 25 Womenof Influence™.
Why vote for Dr. Zahn? See for yourself!
“Being part of the community is part of the
cure,” Dr. Zahn discusses the next phase of CAMH’s
groundbreaking redevelopment project.
Dr. Zahn shares her hope and inspiration
for defeating mental illness at TEDxToronto
To vote, please visit the Women of Influence website.
This flagship edition will be available November 21, 2014.
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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest
mental health and addiction teaching hospital, and one of the world's leading
research centres in its field. CAMH combines clinical care, research,
education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives
of people affected by mental health and addiction issues. CAMH is fully
affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health
Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. For
more information, please visit www.camh.ca.
About Women of Influence
Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year,
Women of Influence Inc. is North America’s leading
organization dedicated to the advancement of women. It offers solutions to
women through corporate consulting on Gender Intelligence, professional
coaching, events, and media. It produces and hosts the renowned Deloitte
Women of Influence Luncheon Series, RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards
and the Top 25 Women of Influence, in addition to the publishing the Women
of Influence quarterly magazine. Women of Influence has a community and reach
of 120,000 in nine cities across North America including Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Waterloo, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, New
York City, andWashington, DC.
For more information, visit: www.womenofinfluence.ca.