Ottawa, ON – MHCC President and CEO Louise Bradley will be addressing the opening of Discovering Hidden Talent: A National Forum for Social Businesses Employing People with Mental Health Problems or Illnesses.

In attendance will be representatives of social businesses employing people with mental health problems or illnesses; social businesses employing people with other disabilities; policy makers; service providers; individuals with lived-experience of mental illness; and other people interested in the field.

Like conventional businesses, social businesses exchange goods and services in the marketplace, but they are organized to achieve social, as well as economic goals. In the mental health arena, this includes creating employment opportunities for the almost 90% of Canadians with mental health problems or illness who are unemployed.

Who: Louise Bradley, President and CEO of the Mental Health Commission of Canada

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Centurion Conference & Event Centre
The Empress Room
170 Colonnade Road South, Ottawa, ON


Guided by Changing Directions, Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is a catalyst for improving the mental health system and changing the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians around mental health – at home, work, and school, as well as with the media and healthcare providers – from coast to coast to coast. Through its unique mandate from Health Canada, the Commission is Canada’s coordinating agent, bringing together the best and most influential minds in the mental health community. The MHCC is collaborating with hundreds of partners towards a mental health system that is inclusive, adaptable, and supports Canadians living with mental health problems and mental illnesses in their recovery journey. Together we accelerate change needed to transform Canada’s mental health system and the wellbeing of all. |

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