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Community Advisory Committee for Research Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

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 social and epidemiological research into the community.

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.​​​​

Dennis Long
Executive Director
Breakaway Addictions Services


Committee members

Mary Birdsell
Acting Executive Director
Justice for Children and Youth

Renee Boi-Doku
Public Health Nurse, Urban Issues Team
Toronto Public Health

Heather Bullock
Director, Knowledge Exchange
Provincial Systems Support Program

Jennifer Chambers
Coordinator, Empowerment Council
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Mark Henick
Program Manager, Mental Health Works,
Canadian Mental Health Association

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

Janet Mawhinney

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

Aseefa Sarang
Executive Director
Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Health Centre 


Anita Dubey
Manager, Research Dissemination & Outreach
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)


Joyce Brown
Executive Director       
Working for Change

Melissa Carroll
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC)

Anne Marie DiCenso
Executive Director

Michele Heath
Manager of Urban Health Programs
South Riverdale Community Health Centre

Linda Hills
The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre

Sheryl Lindsay
Exercutive Director

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

Dr. Margaret Robinson
Researcher in Residence, Indigenous Health
Ontario HIV Treatment Network

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

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