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Suicide Risk Assessment Toolkit Advisory Group

HEC and the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) convened a pan-Canadian advisory group to help assess and prevent the risk of suicide across the continuum of health settings. They developed an environmental scan and inventory, and a resource guide on international, national, provincial and territorial tools, resources, and policies. 

Members include: 

  • Glenna Raymond, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Chair of the advisory group) 
  • Linda Courey, PhD, Director, Mental Health Services, Cape Breton District Health Authority, Nova Scotia  
  • Lisa Crawley Beames, Clinical Leader Manager, St. Michael’s Hospital, Ontario 
  • Margaret Doma, Manager, Risk Management and Patient Relations, St. Joseph’s Health Care Hamilton, Ontario 
  • Beth Hamer, Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing Practice Leader, Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene, Ontario 
  • Isabelle Jarrin, Nurse Educator – Mental Health, Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, Manitoba 
  • Karen Kieley, Accreditation Product Development Specialist, Accreditation Canada 
  • Denice Klavano, Member, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Nova Scotia 
  • David Koczerginski, MD, Chief of Psychiatry, William Osler Hospital, Ontario 
  • Judith Macrae, Manager, Tertiary Mental Health Services, Fraser Health, British Columbia 
  • Saibal Nandy, MD, private practice psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Professor, University of Alberta, Alberta 
  • Ann Pottinger, Advanced Practice Nurse, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Ontario 
  • Margaret Tansey, Vice-President Professional Practice and Chief Nursing Practice, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, Ontario 
  • Michael Trew, MD, Senior Medical Director, Addictions and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services, Alberta 
  • Tristin Wayte, PhD, Manager, Risk and Evaluation, B.C. Mental Health and Addiction Services, British Columbia 

Please note that member details were valid at the time the group was convened, and may no longer be current. Representatives from HEC and OHA also participate in the advisory group.