The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has announced the appointment of Julie Menten to its Board of Directors. Julie joins 12 other members who are either appointed by the Governor in Council or recruited from a variety of sectors to support CCSA’s mandate of reducing the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadians.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie was a psychotherapist and clinician for over a decade, serving as a child protection social worker on an Aboriginal Family Services team and as a clinician with the Centre for Children and Families. “Ms. Menten’s expertise working with youth and families is a significant addition to our Board,” said CCSA Board Chair Vaughan Dowie. “Substance use issues involving youth and families are a key focus for CCSA.”
A champion for mental health, Julie also serves as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s National Bottom Line Conference and is a Board member of the Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch.
About the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction
The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction was established in 1988 by an Act of Parliament with all-party support to provide national leadership in reducing the harms of alcohol and other drugs on Canadians.