Submitted by: Wendy Stewart, MNO Manager of Mental Health and Addictions
The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) is pleased to announce the recent appointment of MNO Citizen, Ms. Tera Beaulieu, to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)’s Board of Directors. The MHCC is a national organization, striving to make a difference in the lives of those living with mental health challenges and mental illnesses.
In this role, Ms. Beaulieu will be joining the MHCC’s 16-member Board of Directors to oversee the strategic direction of the MHCC by establishing the organization’s vision and mission. As such, Tera will be contributing to providing leadership and expertise to the MHCC in its efforts to raise awareness of the mental health and wellness needs of Canadians and to catalyze collaborative solutions to mental health system challenges. In addition, Tera’s appointment is strategic in helping bring Métis and other Indigenous peoples’ issues to the table, such as cultural considerations, gaps in services, sharing approaches to mental wellness, increasing community capacity and strengthening collaborative relationships.
Ms. Beaulieu is completing her PhD in Clinical/Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto, has recently accepted a position with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. In addition to her celebrated academic accomplishments and experience in mental wellness with Indigenous communities, youth, women’s and psychological trauma, Tera is highly engaged in work within the MNO and serves as President of the MNO Toronto and York Region Métis Council.
This is an exciting venture for Ms. Beaulieu on a personal and professional level and is also exciting for the MNO, as one of our citizens is taking on a national role in advancing mental health for Métis and for all Canadians!
Published on: October 19, 2016