Advocacy Day 2023

Advocacy Day 2023 Presentations

View the detailed program and speaker bios here.

Welcome Remarks

Welcome remarks from Dr. Benoit Mulsant, Professor and Labatt Family Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Drs. Lisa Andermann and Meng-Chuan Lai, co-Chairs, Advisory Council for EDIIA in Clinical Care

Building Social Interventions & Community Engagement at an Academic Health Centre

Presenters: Nassim Vahidi-Williams, Manager, Community and Patient Engagement, St. Michael's Hospital, Academic Family Health Team Dr. Gary Bloch, Family Physician, SMH & ICHA; Associate Professor, University of Toronto; AMS Phoenix Fellow; Senior Fellow, Wellesley Institute

Advocacy for Better Healthcare in Ontario Jails: A Firsthand Account

Presenter: Dr. Maggie Hulbert, PGY-3 resident and 2022 Zofia Pakula Social Justice Award winner, Department of Psychiatry

Access to Care for People who are Uninsured

Presenter: Dr. Michaela Beder, Psychiatrist, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto

EDI in Action: Igniting & Moving Forward (panel discussion)

PANELISTS Andrew Chung, Executive Director, Hong Fook Mental Health Association Lucy Costa, Deputy Executive Director, The Empowerment Council: Systemic Advocates in Mental Health & Addiction Dr. Dennis Kussin, founder and former Director, Community Mental Health Clinic at Toronto Western Hospital MODERATORS Drs. Michaela Beder and Kenneth Fung