The Difference Makers Symposium was the culmination of a year-long national conversation
The conversation on mental health started with a call from CAMH and a National Committee of leading experts and advocates for Canadians to nominate those making a difference in the mental health space, in any capacity, local or national.
By the July 1st deadline over 3,700 names were put forward.
Throughout the fall, the conversation expanded as we released the names and stories of the selected 150 Difference Makers.
From sold-out celebration events, to national media coverage, to engagement in three Discussion Papers inspired by the lived experiences of the Difference Makers, people in Canada showed us time and again how deeply they understand the value of shining a spotlight on those helping to lead the way for mental health — one of the most under-addressed health issues of our time.