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Community Advisory Committee for Research

CAMH’s Community Advisory Committee for Research (CACR) provides a structured opportunity for discussion and consultation among CAMH research staff and community members.

One aim of the CACR is to inform community members about the role and activities in CAMH research and foster collaboration. Another is to gain advice and support in improving the translation of basic science, clinical research, and regulatory/systems research into community practice.

CACR membership reflects diverse research interests within CAMH and the community that may include: clients and family members who have received mental health and substance use/abuse services, as well as representatives of relevant community agencies, educational institutions, government agencies, industry partners and research-related organizations.

Meetings are held approximately four times a year.​​

Co-chairs
 
Ms. Michele Heath
Manager of Urban Health Programs
South Riverdale Community Health Centre

 

Committee members

Mary Birdsell
Acting Executive Director
Justice for Children and Youth


Heather Bullock
Director, Knowledge Exchange
Provincial Systems Support Program
 

Jennifer Chambers
Coordinator, Empowerment Council
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
 

Anita Dubey
Manager, Research Communications
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
 

Loralee Gillis
Coordinator of Research and Policy
Rainbow Health Ontario
 

Amber Kellen
Director, Community Iniatives Research and Policy
John Howard Society
 

Dennis Long
Executive Director
Breakaway Addictions Services



Janet Mawhinney
Director, Community Engagement and Planning
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)


Dianne Patychuk
Social Epidemiologist
Steps to Equity



Angela Robertson
Exercutive Director
Central Toronto
Community Health Centres
 


Aseefa Sarang
Executive Director
Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Health Centre 

 



Dr. Lori Ross
Sr. Scientist, Social and Epidemiological Research
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

 



Joyce Brown
Executive Director       
Working for Change


Melissa Carroll
Researcher
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC)


Anne Marie DiCenso
Executive Director
PASAN


Irwin Elman
Provincial Advocate
Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth


Linda Hills
The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre



Sheryl Lindsay
Exercutive Director
Sistering



Havery Low
Planning Analyst, Social Research and Analysis Unit
City of Toronto


AnneMarie MacDonald
Executive Director
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario



Dr. Jürgen Rehm
Director, Social and Epidemiological Research (SER)
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)


Dr. Margaret Robinson
CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Methodologies
SER, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)


Dr. Taryn Tang
Policy & Advocacy Coordinator
Schizophrenia Society of Ontario


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