The Empowerment Project, funded by CAMH, was initiated in the spring of 1999 in order to ensure a voice for clients at CAMH
that is as independent as possible. The Empowerment Council is a nonprofit corporation, responsible to its own members and
board. The Empowerment Council's membership, board and staff are all current or ex-clients of mental health or addiction services.
The Empowerment Council advocates on a systemic level on behalf of CAMH clients. The EC has advocated in whatever forum is
most effective for meeting clients self identified needs - at CAMH, to the government, in court, etc. The EC provides information
and education to clients, mental health and addictions service providers, students, members of the public, and others. The
Council seeks to enhance client involvement in decision-making and accountability structures. The EC arranges for the representation
of the client voice on various CAMH Committees, focus groups and task forces. Outreach and community development are the means
by which the EC consults clients for priorities and direction.
- Empowerment Council Office Manager, 250 College St., Room 227, M5T 1R8 (416) 535 - 8501 ext. 36837 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Empowerment Council Coordinator, 250 College St., Room 227, M5T 1R8 (416) 535-8501, ext. 34022 email@example.com
- Empowerment Council Systemic Advocate Mental Health,1001 Queen W., Room 160, M6J 1H4 (416) 535-8501 ext. 33013 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tucker Gordon, Systemic Advocate Addiction Services, 60 White Squirrel Way, Toronto, ON M6J 1H4, tel: 416-535-8501 x 37007 email@example.com
For more information, please visit the Empowerment Council website (external link)