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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 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.​​​​​​​

Co-chairs
 
Dennis Long
Executive Director
Breakaway Addictions Services

 

Committee members

Crystal Basi
Executive Director
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council

Mary Birdsell
Acting Executive Director
Justice for Children and Youth

Jennifer Chambers
Coordinator, Empowerment Council
  
Mark Henick
Program Manager, Mental Health Works,
Canadian Mental Health Association

Carmen Jones
Research Manager
Chiefs of Ontario

Amber Kellen
Director, Community Iniatives Research and Policy
John Howard Society
 
Laural Raine
Manager, Policy
City of Toronto-Shelter Support and Housing Administration 


Dr. Lori Ross
Associate Professor
Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto

Nandini Saxena
Manager, Knowledge Exchange
Provincial Systems Support Program, CAMH





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

 

Joyce Brown
Executive Director       
Working for Change


Renee Boi-Doku

Public Health Nurse, Urban Issues Team
Toronto Public Health


Anne Marie DiCenso
Executive Director
PASAN


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


Sheryl Lindsay
The Meeting Place


Janet Mawhinney

Director, Community Engagement and Planning
CAMH


Dr. Jürgen Rehm
Director, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research
CAMH


Aseef
a Sarang
Executive Director
Across Boundaries: An Ethnoracial Health Centre 


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