“What we have today in Canada is a two-tier mental-health system in which kids are the victim,” says Michael Kirby, the founding chairman of Partners for Mental Health. “This is a situation that offends my values as a Canadian.”
Kirby, a former Canadian senator and tireless advocate for better mental-health care, plans to do something about it. He has pieced together a plan, and he’s knocking on the doors of federal, provincial and territorial health ministers to get them on board.
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On August 13, 2013, at the Greater Niagara Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Five, Ellis Katsof, Pathstone Mental Health’s CEO accepted the GNCC Anniversary Award in recognition of Pathstone’s 45 years of contribution and commitment to the Niagara region. Past Chair of the GNCC, Mike Watt, left, and Emily Schutten of First Ontario Credit Union with Ellis Katsof, who accepted the Anniversary Plaque on behalf of Pathstone Mental Health.