Steve Lurie with His Excellency the Right Honourable Governor General David Johnston.
Congratulations to Steve Lurie, executive director of the Toronto branch of CMHA who was named to the Order of Canada on July 1st 2016 and inducted on May 12th 2017 at Rideau Hall.
“Compassionate and steadfast, Steve Lurie has made a significant difference in how Canadians view and understand mental illness. As executive director of the Toronto branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, he has helped transform this grassroots organization into a leading provider of effective, community-based mental health services that include housing, employment and peer support. He is highly respected nationally as a scholar and advocate for improved access to and funding for mental health care, and the empowerment of people living with mental illness and their families.”