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Board of Directors

CONNECT for Mental Health is a not-for-profit peer support organization run by and for individuals who have been affected by mental illness. CONNECT has been providing peer support since 2007.

Jim Dean, LL.B.
Chair, General Council
BIO |   email Jim Dean

Julie Anderson
Community Engagement
BIO |   email Julie Anderson

Alexa Chomat

Barb Frampton
BIO |   email Barb Frampton

Katie Dean, B.A.
Fundraising & Event Planning
BIO |   email Katie Dean

Natalie Quinlan
Youth Group Facilitator

Director Responsibilities

CONNECT currently offers six programs that require oversight and direction. Responsibilities will include: program management; resource acquisition; and program evaluation. Recommending program goals and policies; framing decisions in context of CONNECT’s mission and strategic vision. Bringing the board timely information on program’s status; leveraging external connections to support the organization. As a director, you will oversee a committee which includes: the coordinators; group facilitator(s), volunteers, and members. You will work with the committee to achieve program goals.

Who can be a director?

A director must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • be at least 18 years old;
  • not have been declared incapable by a court in Canada or in another country;
  • be an individual (i.e., a corporation cannot be a director); and
  • not be in bankrupt status.

Requirements for Board Members

  • An individual with personal lived experience of mental illness
  • Knowledge about mental illness and mental health
  • Health/Business related post-secondary education (or enrolled in)
  • *Education, experience. and skills related to the position you are applying for*


  • Knowledge and belief in recovery
  • Good time management and organizational skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Great group management skills
  • Great ability to problem solve

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CONNECT Partners



CONNECT for Mental Health Inc.
536 Queens Ave Unit 202,
London, ON N6A 4V3

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