Dr. Mary Bartram

Event Speaker

Dr. Mary Bartram


Dr. Mary Bartram has led mental health and substance use policy development and implementation with federal and territorial governments, Indigenous organizations and NGOs. Mary is the Policy Director with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and teaches courses in public policy at Carleton University, including a graduate seminar on mental health and substance use policy. She completed her PhD at the School of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University in 2017 and postdoctoral research at McGill University and the University of Ottawa. Her research has focused on a range of issues such as equity in access to psychotherapy, harm reduction in postsecondary settings, and recovery in the mental health and substance use sectors. Mary is an Registered Social Worker and holds an MSc in Family Therapy from Purdue University.


Speaker: Dr. Mary Bartram

We are pleased to announce that we will be kicking off the conference with a keynote address from the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Dr. Mary Bartman from the Mental Health Commission of Canada will be speaking on the capacity of mental health professionals across Canada to meet the needs of new client populations and service delivery changes during the COVID-19 pandemic. She will speak to her current study titled “Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Workforce Capacity to Respond to COVID-19” including data collection and what has been learned.

The keynote address is FREE and open to ALL OAMHP MEMBERS and CONFERENCE REGISTRANTS (including non-OAMHP members).

More information regarding registration to follow.