Michael Wilson was one of Canada's greatest champions of mental health. A former Canadian Ambassador to the United States and a respected business and political leader, he started a national conversation about mental health when he spoke publicly about his son Cameron’s suicide in 1995.
Michael was passionate about the need for frank dialogue about mental health and access to care. He helped transform CAMH into one of the most progressive psychiatric care and research hospitals in the world by raising millions of dollars for us. During his tenure as Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, he encouraged all Canadians to push social attitudes forward to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Inspired by Michael's courage and vision for change — and knowing there are others like him — we created the Michael Wilson Society.