Thank you to the college and university students from Nova Scotia, Ontario,
Manitoba and British Columbia who shared their thoughts and experiences,
challenges and triumphs. This resource is dedicated to them.
This resource has also benefited greatly by the thoughtful input, guidance
and support of numerous disability professionals in colleges and universities
across the country. Thank you to: Maggie Buchanan, Georgian College; Maureen
Carnegie, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning; Mona Chevalier,
University of Ottawa; Gayle Cross, St. Clair College; Brenda Durdle, University
College of Cape Breton; Vilma Filice, Confederation College; Jaime Fillion, Nova
Scotia Community College; Pat Goyette, George Brown College; Doug Hart, Grande
Prairie Regional College; Audrey Healy, Sir Sandford Fleming College; Sophia Iordan,
Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning; Sylvia Laidman, Mohawk College;
Jennifer Lund, York University; Nancy McIntyre, Carleton University; Janalee Morris-Wales,
University of Manitoba; Virginia Nusca, Mohawk College; Abigail Parish-Craig,
Grant MacEwan College; Barbara Roberts, Queen's University; Shan Robertson,
Mount Royal College; Alison West Armstrong, Algonquin College: Enid Wiener,
York University; David Wilson, York University; Joan Wolforth, McGill University; Maria-Teresa Zenteno,
Many others also contributed their personal and professional insights to this project:
Glen Dewar; Bridget Hough; Christena McDonald, London Health Sciences Centre; John Massam; Sharon Mulder;
Gail Mulhall, Association of Canadian Community Colleges; Ed Pomeroy; Kristen Tokarsky, CMHA(National);
Brenda Wentzell; and the members of CMHA's Mental Health Services Work Group.
A special thank you to Karla Barnes, CMHA Victoria, for her assistance in conducting student interviews.
Thank you also to Christie Fessler from Social Development Canada for her interest and support.
And finally, thank you to Bonnie Pape, Director of Programs and Research, CMHA (National).
This project came into being through her vision and commitment.
This project is funded by the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program. The opinions
and interpretations in this resource are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the
Government of Canada.
Written by: Linda Huestis
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