Local Health Matters – Poverty, Addiction and Mental Health

Join us on Thursday, April 19th from 7 to 9 pm for the final presentation in our Local Matters Speaker Series.

This is a free event – everyone is welcome to attend.

The event will be held at the Guelph Greens Office – 163 Suffolk St W, Guelph. Arrive early to enjoy an amazing display of beautiful art by local artists, curated by the very talented Eric Alen Montgomery. Most artists are selling their works and contributing a portion of sales towards Mike’s campaign.

The Program – Health Matters

Canada has a poor record of protecting the social and economic rights of people living with psychosocial disabilities.

The poverty, marginalization and discrimination they face undermines many aspects of their lives as well as their ability to participate in meaningful ways in their communities.

Our Panelists

Join our panel of experts to learn about the issues facing Guelph Wellington and what steps we can each take to create healthy communities that support the rights and well-being of all citizens.

Randalin Ellery is the Coordinator of the Guelph & Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination, a multi-sector collaborative focused on ending poverty by addressing system and policy change.

Meredith Gardiner is the Director of Services, Regional at the Canadian Mental Health Association. Meredith oversees a portfolio including Here 24/7, IMPACT and Mental Health and Justice, and the Specialized Geriatric Services.

Adrienne Crowder is the Manager of the Wellington Guelph Drug Strategy, a coalition of 30 partner agencies and members of the lived experience community, who are working to implement a 4-Pillars drug strategy in the municipalities of Wellington County and the City of Guelph.

Jenn Greenwood is an Outreach worker with the Specialized Outreach Services Team with The Guelph Community Health Center. Her team focuses on supporting street entrenched folks experiencing homelessness who live with addiction and mental health issues.

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