BC Election 2013 - All Party Forum on Mental Health & Addictions

Join us for the BC Election 2013 All Party Forum on Mental Health and Addiction

The SFU Public Square, SFU School of Public Policy and the CMHA BC Division are co-presenting this All Party Forum. This event will provide an opportunity for each party to discuss their platform on mental health and addiction in BC - for this provincial election and beyond.

A representative from each of the four major political parties will be in attendance to answer questions.

The parties will be represented by:

BC ConservativesDuane Nickull, Candidate for Vancouver - Point Grey

BC LiberalsAndrew Wilkinson, Candidate for Vancouver - Quilchena

BC NDP - Shane Simpson, Candidate for Vancouver

Green Party of BCBarinder Hans, Candidate for Vancouver - Mount Pleasant

The event will be moderated by Shauna Sylvester, Executive Director, SFU Public Square

The event will follow this general format:

Each party representative will have time to present opening remarks, followed by a moderated dialogue focused on a series of questions inspired by the recommendations of the CMHA's Vote Mental Health 4 All Campaign. Questions for the candidates will be taken from audience members as well - so be sure to think about questions you may have in advance of the evening! 

The first 90 minutes of the evening will be a conversation with the candidates. The last 30 minutes will present audience members with an an opportunity to informally network with candidates and each other, and debrief in small group community reflection dialogues facilitated by SFU students.

For more information about the CMHA's Vote Mental Health 4 All campaign please visit: www.votementalhealth4all.ca.

Presented in partnership with:


Tue, 07 May 2013 7:00 PM


Room 2555, Djavad Mowafaghian World Art Centre, SFU's Goldcorp Centre for the Arts at Woodwards, 149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver


The event is free; but registration is required. Please register here.

Questions or comments?   

Contact: Krista Carlson at 604.688.3234 or krista.carlson@cmha.bc.ca

For media inquiries contact:

Jonny Morris, MA-CYC
Director, Public Policy & Campus Mental Health
Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division
(tel) 604.688.3234 ext. 286 (cell) 604.764.6226 (email)

E: jonny.morris@cmha.bc.ca

Scott McLean
Director, Public Relations
Simon Fraser University - Vancouver
P: 778.782.5151
C: 604.505.5519

E: srmclean@sfu.ca