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Centre for Brain & Mental Health

Centre Committees

The Centre for Brain & Mental Health Member Engagement Committee's mandate is:

  • To develop a plan to increase member engagement, so that people self-identify with the Centre and are actively involved.
  • To create a unified Centre presence within SickKids and the external neuroscience and mental health community.

The Centre for Brain & Mental Health Education Committee's mandate is:

  • To develop a robust and integrated Education Program focusing on Continuing Professional Development across the Centre.
  • The Centre’s Education Program is intended to compliment and enhance the individual education activities of the Centre’s Divisions, Departments and Research Programs, and not to replace them. Its three focus areas include: continuing professional development for our staff, education for our trainees and the education of our patients’ families and the broader public community.

The Centre for Brain & Mental Health Research Committee's mandate is:

  • To develop and encourage novel research opportunities through strategic Centre initiatives.
  • To manage and promote the Centre’s grant competitions.
  • To work with internal and external stakeholders to leverage all opportunities for collaborative research and funding.
  • To review and adjudicate research related funding requests that are submitted to the Centre.

The Centre for Brain & Mental Health Advocacy Committee’s mandate is:

  • To spearhead advocacy initiatives for the improvement of paediatric brain and mental health research, care and education within the province of Ontario.
  • To develop the Centre’s strategy, scope and framework for advocacy initiatives.
  • To work with internal and external stakeholders to advance public policy through grassroots advocacy.
  • To develop a strategy for public education and awareness surrounding paediatric brain and mental health issues.
  • To ensure issues relating to paediatric brain and mental health remain on the agenda of Canadian politicians and policy makers.