Re: Mental Life in Canada
About the Mental Life in Canada Report
A summary of the purpose, principal findings, and key topics discussed in the Mental Life report.
A reference list of important statistics from the Mental Life report.
Bill Wilkerson LL.D (Hon)
Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus, Mental Health International
An experienced business owner and executive, Bill began fighting for mental health in the workplace in Canada in 1998, and has sustained that effort internationally as Executive Chairman of Mental Health International, Chairman of the Pan-European Business Leadership Forum to Target the Impact of Depression in the Workplace, and General Chairman of the US/Canada Forum on Mental Health and Productivity. He blends his knowledge of business with a studied approach to the scientific and economic issues facing large employers and the working populations of nations due to the rising rates of mental disorders - prominently depression - and economic loss among employees in their prime working years. Wilkerson’s professional career spans business, politics, journalism, broadcasting, the arts, major league sports and government service.
Co-Founder and Chair, Mental Health International
Joseph Ricciuti is the Co-Founder and Chair of Mental Health International, CEO of Eliza Consulting Group, and President and CEO of BIG Benefits and HR Services.
Dr. Tom Mikkelsen
President and Scientific Director, Ontario Brain Institute
Tom Mikkelsen, M.D., FRCPC is the President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Brain Institute (2015-present). He received his MD from the University of Calgary and completed clinical training in neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute. Following this, he did post-doctoral training in tumour and molecular biology at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in Montreal and then in La Jolla, California. Since 1992, he has led the brain tumour program at Henry Ford Hospital and was responsible for building the clinical trials program and laboratory of tumour biology. Together with other scientists, he helped assemble the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center, a leader in the understanding of the genetics of brain tumours and in the development of treatments for brain tumours. As Co-Director, he participated in the organization’s development on many levels spanning from face-to-face clinical care to clinical trials and translational and bench research.
Read the Report
Hear from the Experts
Bill Wilkerson (LL.D. Hon) concludes 25 years of advocacy for mental health in Canada and internationally with the release of the "Mental Life in Canada" Report.
Joseph Ricciuti, presents a call to action — "There is no question. No issue. No concern, more unifying in Canada than the hunger for action to stem this tide of suffering".
Dr. Tom Mikkelsen and the Ontario Brain Institute, with Mental Health International, together seek to champion strategies to optimize brain health through strong, strategic coordination and collaboration between stakeholders across public and private sectors.
Live Briefing Recording
Thank you to our partner
Mental Health International
Mental Health International (MHI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to tackling the tough, complex issues linked to managing, even preventing the 3D effects of brain-based mental disorders: disturbance, disablement and (premature) death.
Successor to the Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Mental Health that pioneered mental health in the workplace from 1998-2011 at which point, MHI was founded to lead a Pan-European business initiative to contain the effects of depression in the working population. Thereafter, MHI’s focus was primarily Canada and on March 1st, 2023, Mental Health International released a report -‘Mental Life in Canada’ - which proposed a science-business alliance focused on the prevention of mental health risks driven by society and its institutions - this, to define/promote the quality of mental life in Canada.’