Ian Manion is a clinical psychologist and scientist-practitioner who has worked with children, youth and families presenting with a variety of social, emotional, and behavioural problems. He is a clinical professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Northumbria (UK).
He is the Executive Director for the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health (the Centre). He is the Inaugural Chair of the National Infant, Child and Youth Mental Health Consortium, Co-Chair of the Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition (CCYHC), and the Principal Lead for the National School-Based Mental Health and Substance Use Consortium.
He is actively involved in research in the areas of parent/child interactions, community mental health promotion, youth depression and youth suicide. He is a committed advocate for child and youth mental health sitting on a number of local, provincial, national and international boards and committees. Dr. Manion is co-founder of Youth Net/ Réseau Ado, a bilingual community-based mental health promotion program with satellites across Canada and in Europe. This program strives to understand the mental health issues facing youth, and to better address these issues with sensitivity to gender, age, culture, and geography.