EPISODE #1
Episode 1: Ontario’s Mental Health and Addictions Strategy
March 15, 2020

Veronica Said, a Consultant at Santis Health, sits down with Dr. Sarah Jarmain and Adrienne Spafford to discuss Roadmap to Wellness, the Ontario Government’s recently announced mental health and addictions strategy. In this episode, we discuss the current state of addictions and mental health care in Ontario, what the strategy gets right, where the strategy could improve and how the sector is responding.

Dr. Sarah JarmainMDFRCPC is the Site Chief Mental Health Care, Chair Medical Advisory Committee and Director Medical Quality at St. Joseph’s Health Care London and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Western University.

Adrienne Spafford is the Chief Executive Officer of Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO). Prior to joining AMHO, Adrienne held senior roles in both government and membership associations.