Michael Cooper

Event Speaker

Michael Cooper


Vice-President of Development & Strategic Partnerships, Mental Health Research Canada

Michael Cooper is an experienced charity executive with over 16 years of experience in fund development, project management and government relations. He began his career working with senior political leaders in Ottawa before transitioning into the charitable world, which led to successful roles at Futurepreneur, Operation Springboard, The Learning Partnership, Omega Foundation and Diabetes Canada. He spent several years working in management consulting; at one firm he led numerous projects involving First Nations communities across Canada. 

Michael advocates for improving our understanding in detecting, treating and managing mental health issues. He has a strong focus on the utilization of data to inform policy and advance mental health care in Canada.


Speakers: Akela Peoples, Michael Cooper