Dr. Kwame McKenzie
Dr. McKenzie is Director of Health Equity at CAMH. He is a full Professor and the Co-Director of the Division of Equity Gender and Population in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. McKenzie is also CEO of the Wellesley Institute and a member of the Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council to the Minister of Health. He sits on the board of the United Way Toronto and the Ontario Hospitals Association .
Dr. McKenzie is an international expert on the social causes of mental illness, suicide and the development of effective, equitable health systems. As a physician, psychiatrist, researcher and policy advisor, Dr. McKenzie has worked to identify the causes of mental illness, particularly in cross-cultural health, for over two decades. He is an active, funded researcher of social, community, clinical and policy issues, and has nearly 200 academic publications, including four books.
Dr. McKenzie has set up award-winning services. In addition to developing health policy for governments, he continues to see patients and train clinicians and researchers. Dr. McKenzie has international experience in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and United States.
John has been designing and facilitating conferences since arriving in North America 30 years ago. While he now specializes in Workplace Culture, Mental Health and Wellness, and Diversity and Inclusion, he has worked in a wide range of areas including Pensions, Blockchain, Project Management, Change, Customer Experience, Social Media, Leadership and many more.
His podcast, Here Comes Everyone, features an eclectic mix of guests that includes experts on Coaching, Social Isolation, Diversity, Mental Health, Employee Experience, Change, Agile, Workplace Culture, Grief, Generations in the Workplace and Learning. He is currently working on a new series “Poetry Not PowerPoint” that explores how poets and their insights can contribute to organizations.
John will be hosting the Canadian Human Connection Conference and moderating the panel on Community. We are thrilled to have John as part of the organizing team for the CHCC.