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CityTalk: How Can We Work Together on the Mental Health Crisis in Our Downtowns?

May 31, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM ET
Location: Zoom

The on-going failure to provide widespread and adequate mental health services is a visceral reminder of the challenges to our housing and social service systems. This crisis continues to affect Canada’s downtowns, main streets, public spaces, and transit, negatively impacting many residents’ perception of public safety. If we are to build equitable and inclusive cities for all, how can we work together on the mental health crisis in our downtowns?

Join 6 amazing panelists for a deeper-dive into the approaches communities are taking to provide referral and care supports, and to restore public confidence in our public spaces and places. How are cities addressing the crisis? what are the proven best practices? and what other initiatives need to be considered to offer support systems for all?

Cam Guthrie – Mayor of Guelph (Guelph,ON)

Kyle Marcus – Managing Director, Downtown Sudbury Business Improvement Area (Sudbury, ON)

Dr. Suzanne Shoush – Director of Indigenous Health Program at Inner City Health Associates (Toronto,ON)

Al Wiebe – Peer and Community Engagement trainer, Homelessness Advocate and host of “Of No fixed Address” (Winnipeg, MB)

Dr. Andrew Bond, Medical Director at Inner City Health Associates (Toronto, ON)

Superintendent Howard Tran, Vancouver Police Department, Investigative Support Services (Vancouver, BC)

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