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SOCI - Standing Committee

Social Affairs, Science and Technology

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Social Affairs, Science and Technology

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

Chair: The Honourable MICHAEL KIRBY

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Issue No. 23

Thirty-fifth and thirty-sixth meetings on:

Mental health and mental illness


Tuesday, June 21, 2005 (morning meeting)

McGill University:

Dr. Norman Hoffman, Director, Student Mental Health Service.

Institutes of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction, Douglas Research Centre:

Dr. Rémi Quirion, Scientific Director.

Home-Based Spiritual Care:

Sister Mangalam Lena.

As an individual:

Michelle Dawson.

Au coeur des familles agricoles:

Maria Labrecque Duschesneau.

L'Abri en Ville:

Audrey Bean, Copresident.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 (afternoon meeting)

College of Family Physicians:

Dr. Louise Nasmith, President Elect and Chair of the Board of Directors.

University Health Network:

Dr. Sidney Kennedy, Psychiatrist in Chief.

Social Services Centre of Sept-Iles:

Dr. Manon Charbonneau, Psychiatrist.

First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission:

Jules Picard, Social Services Coordinator;

Isabelle Wood, Social Crisis Issues Technical Coordinator.

Assembly of First Nations:

Dr. Valérie Gideon, Director of Health and Social Development.

Aboriginal Healing Foundation:

Dr. Gail Valaskakis, Director of Research.


The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair

The Honourable Wilbert J. Keon, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Callbeck, Cochrane, Cook, Cordy, Fairbairn, P.C., Gill, Johnson, LeBreton, *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Pépin, Trenholme Counsell

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

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