World Mental Health Day 2004

George Brown College celebrated our Sixth Annual World Mental Health Day forum on Wednesday October 27th, 2004.

Our theme for 2004 was Mental Health in the City: Urban Innovations. Bruce Mau, Toronto's renowned urban designer, gave the opening address. We are delighted that General Romeo Dallaire was our luncheon keynote speaker and that he spoke on his own experiences with mental health problems.

The day included panels on employment and housing. We had an outstanding roster of speakers and panelists including Ron Lalonde, Senior Executive Vice-President and Chief Administrative Officer, CIBC; Diana Capponi, Client Employment Coordinator, Centre for Addictions and Mental Health; Bill Wilkerson, Global Business and Economic Roundtable on Addictions and Mental Health; Janna Levitt, Levitt Goodman Architects; and Victor Willis, Executive Director, Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre. Former Toronto Mayor, John Sewell acted as moderator.