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Dr. Jimmy Bourque

18 Antonine-Maillet Ave.
Moncton, New Brunswick
E1A 3E9

T (506) 858-4980


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Province of New Brunswick

Our New Brunswick team is made up of youth and their supporters, First Nations, community, researchers, decision makers, and service providers. New Brunswick was chosen as a site for this research project because it is representative of Canada. It is bilingual, diverse, urban, and rural. Download the ACCESS OM NB Project Overview

Meet our Partnering Communities!

As the only province-wide demonstration site, we work with Partnering Communities (PCs) around the province to provide safe spaces and support for local communities and youth. Our Partnering Communities are currently located in:

Elsipogtog Health & Wellness Center

P.E.E.R. Saint John

Centre de Bénévolat de la Péninsule Acadienne

Theolyn Martin
ACCESS OM NB Clinician
205 Big Cove Road
Elsipogtog, NB   E4W 2S1
Stephanie Tucker-Kilfoil
ACCESS OM NB Clinician
126 Duke Street
Saint John, NB   E2L 1N6
 Isabelle Godin
ACCESS OM NB Clinician
220, boul. Saint-Pierre Ouest, suite 100
Caraquet, NB   E1W 1A5
Tel.: (506) 523-8227
Tel.: (506) 658-5374
Tel.: (506) 727-1866


Meet our Team!

For general inquiries or to become involved in the ACCESS OM NB project, please reach us at

Dr. Jimmy Bourque, Primary Investigator

Ms. Laure Bourdon, Research Coordinator

Ms. Alysha Elliott, Communications Officer


#MyDefintion Campaign:

Started in 2014 by the Student Union at the University of New Brunswick, and run by Lee Thomas, #MyDefinition is an online and print poster campaign (well… a combination of a lot of campaigns!) which aims to smash stigma and spread the message: your mental health is a part of you, but it does not define you.

ACCESS OM NB invites you to meet six of our brave faces who are working in their communities as mental health advocates and leaders.


In the news

New Brunswick, May 4, 2017 – ACCESS Open Minds New Brunswick (ACCESS OM NB) is pleased to announce partnerships with three provincial community organizations that will enable them to open their doors to young people struggling with mental health challenges and improve access to integrated mental health care. Click here to download the press release.

New Brunswick’s challenges

In the Children and Youth Rights and Well-being Snapshot, the New Brunswick Health Council and the Child and Youth Advocate reported that:

New Brunswick’s solution

We will work to make sure that all New Brunswick youth have timely access to community-based mental health care. We will listen and work with youth and their supporters. We will look for people and organizations that offer support to the community already. We will work with them to find out what other support is needed. Our suggestions will be tailored to each community, recognizing that each is different and unique.

ACCESS Open Minds New Brunswick Research and Evaluation Plan

During the project, we will collect and analyze information to see how our work makes a difference in the lives of youth in NB.