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Empowerment Council

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.

Empowerment Council

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. 6837 beth_jacob@camh.net
  • Empowerment Council Coordinator, 250 College St. Room 227, M5T 1R8 (416) 535-8501, ext. 4022 jennifer_chambers@camh.net
  • Empowerment Council Outreach Worker 1001 Queen W. Room 160, M6J 1H4 (416) 535-8501 ext. 3013 lucy_costa@camh.net
  • David Wong, Addiction Advocacy Worker, 60 White Squirrel Way, E1-437-B, Toronto, ON M6J 1H4, tel: 416-535-8501 x7007, david_wong@camh.net

For more information, please visit the Empowerment Council website (external link)

 

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