There is consistent recognition that Canada’s mental health services are not meeting the needs of young adults with mental health challenges.

During our development, we have engaged with many local, national and international leaders and mental health experts. Here’s what they have to say about the needs of young adults and how Stella’s Place is taking a step forward.

Barry Alper

Business Manager/Partner
Fresh Restaurants

Mike Colle


Simon Davidson

M.B., B.Ch., FRCPC Regional Chief
Specialized Psychiatric and Mental Health Services for Children and Youth CHEO

Susan Davis

Executive Director
Gerstein Crisis Centre

Gillian Gray

Executive Director
Family Outreach and Response

The Hon. Michael Kirby

Founding Chair
Partners for Mental Health

Amy Wakelin

Manager of Peer Initiatives
CMHA Toronto

Catherine Zahn

MD, FRCPC President and CEO
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Ari Zaretsky

MD FRCPC Psychiatrist-in-Chief
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

“Stella’s Place will ensure that this vulnerable age group can access services in a way that makes sense to them, and will make a difference for them.”

The Honourable Michael Wilson

Chairman, Barclays Capital Canada Inc., Chancellor of the University of Toronto

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