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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, September 20, 2005

Issue No. 27

Thirty-eighth and thirty-ninth meetings on:

Mental health and mental illness


Tuesday, September 20, 2005 (morning meeting)

Assembly of First Nations:

Valerie Gideon, Director of Health and Social Secretariat;

Shawn Atleo, Chief A-in-chut, B.C. Regional Chief.

Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami:

Onalee Randell, Director of Health.

Pauktuutit Inuit Women's Association:

Jennifer Dickson, Executive Director;

Leesie Nagitarvik.

National Aboriginal Health Organization:

Donna Lyon, Director.

Aboriginal Healing Foundation:

Dr. Gail Valaskakis, Director of Research.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 (afternoon meeting)

Native Mental Health Association:

Bill Mussell, Chair.

North Peace Tribal Council:

Lorraine Boucher, Director of Health Programs.

Native Psychologists of Canada:

Dr. Arthur W. Blue, Psychologist.

National Indian and Inuit Community Health Representatives Organization:

Debbie Dedam-Montour, Executive Director.

Nodin Counselling Services:

James Morris, Executive Director.

Nunavut Kamatsiaqtut Help Line:

Sheila Levy, President.

Dilico Ojibway Child and Family Services:

Arnold Devlin.


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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