The Systematic Advocacy Coordinator advocates on behalf of all consumer/survivors of mental health services, exploring alternatives to the existing services of legislation and rules in our community that effect consumer/survivors of mental health and addictions. A Committee meeting called Advocating for Change Together (ACT) in which members can voice their opinions, stories and become proactive in our community is held monthly. The Advocacy Coordinator identifies the gaps in service provided to consumer/survivors and works to improve services and remove barriers that have a negative impact on one’s quality of life.
Our Advocacy Coordinator continually achieves this by:
- Continued knowledge of the legislation that concerns consumer/survivors of mental health and addictions
- Internal/External Committee Involvement
- Focus Groups
- Systemic education concerning consumer/survivor issues
- Community partnerships and community networking
The Systemic Advocacy Coordinator will gladly answer any questions and hear your experiences.