Governance

Our network is comprised of diverse councils and committees to ensure that we are taking the best steps forward in improving youth mental health care services across Canada.

  • Oversight Committee

    Mandate: Monitors the progress and ensures established milestones and objectives are achieved.

    Current Members Past Members 
    Nancy Mason MacLellan
    Dr. Samuel Weiss
    Ian Boeckh
    Jacques Hendlisz
    Dr. Ashok Malla
    Dr. Srividya Narayanan Iyer
    Jess Chisholm
    Erika Dobson
    Ina Winkelmann

     

  • National Advisory Council

    Mandate: Promotes and facilitate ACCESS Open Minds’ mission and vision, provides strategic advice and identifies possibilities for co-operation with other initiatives.

    Current Members Past Members
    Aaron Brown
    Abby Blaszcsyk
    Cam Wild
    Carol Todd
    Dr. David Goldbloom
    Fatima Ezzahraa Boulmalf
    Justice Louise Logue
    Leora Simon
    Mike DeGagné
    Nancy Mason MacLellan
    Ian Boeckh
    Dr. Ashok Malla
    Bernard Richard
    Chuck Bruce
    Jan Stewart
    Louise Logue
    Manish Dama
    Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
    Max Birchwood
    Shari Baum
    Stéphanie Lassonde

     

  • Executive Committee

    Mandate: Offers guidance on operational topics such as youth and family engagement, partnerships, service transformation, implementation activities, sustainability, and scale-up.

    Current Members Past Members
    Yvonne Pelling
    Gregory Brass
    Aileen MacKinnon
    Daphne Hutt-MacLeod
    Helen Vallianatos
    Ina Winkelmann
    Kendra Monk
    Meghan Etter
    Merrill Cooper
    Paula Reaume-Zimmer
    Shirley Bighead
    Vickie Plourde
    Lise Laporte
    Amal Abdel-Baki
    Cécile Arbaud
    Dr. Srividya Narayanan Iyer
    Jess Chisholm-Nelson
    Daniel Richer
    Elizabeth Ashamock
    Brittany Dalfen
    Feodor Poukhovski-Sheremetyev
    André Riendeau
    Alyssa Frampton
    Clifford Ballantyne
    Alicia Raimundo
    Jimmy Tan
    Mary Anne Levasseur
    Aani Tulugak
    Anne Beaton
    Beverley Robinson
    Caroline Tait
    Christian Whalen
    Christian Boudreau
    Denise Milne
    Jill Kelland
    Jill Torrie
    Joanne Ogina
    John Stuart Jr.
    Loïc Sauvageau
    Laurett Nwaonumah
    Lyne Dubuc
    Marlene Boyer
    Sophie Pouliot
    Judith Léveillée
    Chantelle Mireault
    Diane Aubin
    Charles-Albert Morin
    Emily Saunders
    Ashley Iserhoff
    Cecile Rousseau
    Christine Mummery
    Lorna Gilbert
    Nancy Heinrichs
    Natalie Zirnhelt
    Dr. Ashok Malla

     

  • RCT Steering Committee

    Mandate: Oversees cluster randomized trials

    Current Members

    James Hanley
    Laurence Kirmayer
    Mary Cannon
    Nick Casacalenda

  • Research Advisory Committee

    Mandate: Serves as a resource for the Nominated Principal Investigator and the Scientific-Clinical Director on all matters relating to quantitative and qualitative methods such as measures, data collection, and research at the service level.

    Current Members Past Members
    Adam Aba-Aji
    Aileen MacKinnon
    Alain Lesage
    Amal Abdel-Baki
    Ann Beaton
    Ashok Malla
    Brittany Dalfen
    Cécile Rousseau
    Christian Whalen
    Cindy Gerdes
    Daphne Hutt-MacLeod
    Diane Aubin
    Eduardo Chachamovich
    Emmanuelle Bolduc
    Eric Latimer
    Géraldine Étienne
    Gina Dimitropoulos
    Gregory Brass
    Helen Vallianatos
    Howard Steiger
    Jai Shah
    Jill Torrie
    Jimmy Tan
    Kathleen Charlebois
    Kevin Friese
    Liana Urichuk
    Lise Laporte
    Loreen Paul
    Manuela Ferrari
    Meghan Etter
    Neil Andersson
    Norbert Schmitz
    Norma Rabbitskin
    Patricia Boksa
    Paula Reaume-Zimmer
    Phil Jacobs
    Rebecca Fuhrer
    Ridha Joober
    Shalini Lal
    Shirley Bighead
    Srividya Iyer
    Tania Lecomte
    Valérie Noel
    Vickie Plourde
    Yvonne Pelling
    Alex Luby
    Alicia Raimundo
    Caroline Tait
    Dany Gauthier
    Haley Marion McLean
    Heleen Loohuis
    Ina Winkelmann
    Jimmy Bourque
    Leah Den Besten
    Mary Anne Levasseur
    Ranjith Chandrasena

     

  • Indigenous Council

    Mandate: To provide leadership, information, knowledge, and advice to the ACCESS OM Network and to other interested parties respecting any matter affecting or pertaining to Indigenous people, relevant to the purpose and duties of the ACCESS OM Network.

    Meet our Indigenous Council

  • National Youth Council

    Vision: To support Canadian youth and ACCESS Open Minds by giving young people a voice in their mental health care.

    Mission: To create a real culture of change in youth mental health services by facilitating youth engagement across the ACCESS Open Minds Network.

    Meet our Youth Council

  • Family and Carers Council

    The ACCESS Open Minds Family and Carers Council (AFC) represents the voice of family in the ACCESS Open Minds (ACCESS OM) national research and evaluation network.

    ACCESS OM and the AFC Council are creating a new space for family and carers in youth mental health service planning and delivery. ACCESS OM recognizes that family and carers are an important resource for youth with mental health concerns. Including family and carers means meeting with them where they are at – in their own communities – and being responsive to family and carer cultural diversity.

    Meet our Family & Carers Council