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The Mental Health Project

The Mental Health Project is looking for support to open a peer support line in Ottawa, Ontario as part of our Mental Health strategy.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Healthcare Services
  • Location Renfrew, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

The Mental Health Project is a nonprofit organization offering peer support to Ontario youth ages 12-21. The organization was founded in July 2011 by Dustin Garron who was hospitalized for teen depression and hospitalized for each of his seven overdoses. On August 19th, Dustin lost his best friend, Robbie Dean to suicide. Now, TMHP has grown into an incorporated nonprofit organization that offers peer support all over the Province.


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    Jill Robertson

    Jill is a licensed accountant. She currently works for The Pheonix Centre for Children and Families in Renfrew, Ontario. The Pheonix Centre is a nonprofit organization offering counselling services to children up to the age of 21.

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    Emma Harper
    Director of Volunteers

    Emma Harper is the current Student Trustee of the Halton Catholic District School Board and is responsible for all volunteer recruitment at The Mental Health Project.

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    Paige Stewart
    Executive Director

    Paige Stewart is a psychology student at Brock University in St. Catherine's, Ontario. She is the current Executive Director of the organization.

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    Sarah McSheffrey
    Professional Director

    Sarah McSheffrey is a third year student at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ontario. She is the current President of the Pyschology Student Association at the University. She is currently the Professional Director at TMHP and is responsible for professional development.

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    Lesley McCarroll
    Director of Fundraising

    Lesley McCarroll is an employee of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto where she is responsible for fundraising for the faculty. She is currently responsible for the fundraising efforts of The Mental Health Project as well.

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    Kathleen Kemp
    Operations Manager

    Kathleen Kemp is a second-year Commerce student at the University of Ottawa. She is responsible in assisting with the every day administration operations of the organization as well as Social Media.


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    Jill Robertson