Call for Members! Lived Experience & Family Advisory Panel



Call for Members! Lived Experience & Family Advisory Panel

CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) works with partners in a variety of sectors to put in place evidence-informed solutions to some of the system’s trickiest problems. Our projects and initiatives are often large-scale and provincial in scope, and focus on implementing change. Our areas of focus and expertise include implementation, knowledge exchange, evaluation and data management, and health equity and engagement.


PSSP has always integrated a variety of perspectives in our work and sought feedback from people who have personal or family experience of mental health and addiction problems.
Now, we are excited to establish the Lived Experience & Family Advisory Panel at PSSP to provide this vital form of input to our projects and initiatives.

We are seeking new members to join this panel and contribute important feedback and perspectives of lived experience to our system change work.

What are we looking for?
• Members with skills in critical thinking, analysis, stakeholder engagement
• Members with knowledge of health equity and the social determinants of health
• Members who can collaborate and work with people who have different viewpoints, have respectful and honest dialogue, and incorporate broader system-level perspectives into their contributions.

What is your role as a panel member?

You would work with other panel members to provide advice and feedback to PSSP projects and initiatives, as well as to external partners and organizations doing system-level work in Ontario.

You would also be able to participate in regular capacity-building opportunities offered to panel members to strengthen and support their work. More information can be found in the PDF.

Who can apply?

Anyone in Ontario with personal or family lived experience of mental health or addiction problems can apply to be a panel member. We define “family” broadly — a relative, partner, close friend, or supportive person.

Our current skill and diversity mix would benefit from recruiting people in the 18 to 35 age range, newcomers, Francophones, those from racialized groups, people that identify as First Nations, Inuit and Métis, as well as those from rural areas and small communities, including those in northern Ontario. More information can be found in the PDF.

How to apply?

Interested persons are asked to fill out the application form. If you have questions, please contact Christina Foisy at the Provincial System Support Program at 416-535-8501 x 36505 or christina [dot] foisy [at] camh [dot] ca


Download information package and application form here.

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