Section: About Us
The Hon. Michael Kirby, Founding Chair
The Hon. Michael Kirby is the founder and Founding Chair of Partners for Mental Health. He retired from the Senate of Canada in 2006, after 22 years of service. From 1999–2006, he chaired the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology which, under his leadership, produced 11 health care reports, including the first-ever national report on mental health, mental illness and addiction: Out of the Shadows at Last. He was the founder of and former Chairman of the Board for the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Mr. Kirby has held numerous senior appointments in the civil service. He was Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial Relations and Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council from 1980–83, and was deeply involved in the negotiations which led to the patriation of the Canadian Constitution and the adoption of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Prior to entering government in 1970 as the Principal Assistant to the Premier of Nova Scotia, he taught at the Schools of Business Administration and Public Administration at Dalhousie University, as well as at the Business Schools of the University of Chicago and the University of Kent, England.
James Morrisey, Chair, Partners for Mental Health
James Morrisey FCA is Chair of the Board of Partners for Mental Health. Mr. Morrisey is a retired partner of Ernst & Young where he led the Canadian firm's Tax Knowledge Network and was CEO of its Electronic Publishing subsidiary. In the community, he served as Past Chair for both the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and the University of Ottawa Institute of Mental Health Research. He is also Chair, Immaculata High School Foundation Inc., and Treasurer, The Sally Letson Foundation, and is a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. He is the Past Chair of numerous other organizations, including: Tides Canada Initiatives; Ottawa General Hospital Research Institute; both Audit and Finances Committees, Ottawa General Hospital; and Finance Committee (and Treasurer), Ottawa Health Research Institute. He is also Past Treasurer, Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada, and Eastern Ontario Young Offenders Services.
Stephen MacCulloch, Chief Executive Officer, Jones Collombin Investment Counsel
Stephen MacCulloch has been involved in investment banking since 1987, and is currently the CEO of Jones Collombin Investment Counsel. He previously served as the Vice-Chairman of Global Investment Banking at Scotia Capital, where he worked with many of Scotia's largest corporate clients across Canada. Mr. MacCulloch also sits on the Boards of Alpine Canada and the Montreal Chest Institute and is member of campaign committees for The Arthritis Society - Quebec Region, Fondation Ressources Jeunesse, and Centraide of Greater Montreal. He graduated with a B.A. (Economics) from the University of Western Ontario and then studied French at l'Université de Grenoble in France. Mr. MacCulloch brings corporate and charitable experience to Partners for Mental Health. He believes mental health promotion it is a worthy cause that doesn't get the attention it deserves. He has seen people suffering and recovering from mental health issues, and would like to see Partners for Mental Health contribute significantly towards the prevention, treatment, removal of stigma and public education around mental illness.