The Centre drives high-quality child and youth mental health services by setting the bar for excellence and collaborating with others to pursue continuous quality improvement. We promote evidence-informed service planning and delivery and support practical research to close knowledge gaps when they get in the way of effective and accessible services.
I really enjoy being a part of positive changes, and supporting people in making change. In a lot of areas I think we know what direction we need to be heading but are just struggling to step in the right direction for a number of different reasons.
The sheer size of this province makes a coordinated approach to mental health care for children and youth a challenge. I think that is why the Knowledge Broker role makes such great sense in this context.
I have a great deal of admiration and respect for the people I meet and work with on a daily basis. They are all, regardless of role or responsibility, working towards changing the life of a child, youth or family for the better.
The imminent system transition is an unparalleled opportunity to innovate and set the foundation for a system that works better for children and youth. There is no better time to be bold and to build stronger partnerships in our communities.