The Mood Disorders Society of Canada is proud to announce Ameera Ladak as the 2018 recipient of the Marg Starzynski Mental Health Leadership Award.

This award is presented to individuals whose dedicated leadership in community mental health awareness and through personal contributions to raising awareness of mental illness has had a positive impact on the mental health community.

Ameera has been recognized with this award for her active engagement in both British Columbia and in Ontario.  She organized both our Mood Disorders Move for Mental Health campaign and was the lead organizer of the University of British Columbia’s (UBC ) Defeat Depression campaign while she was a student.

While at the University of British Columbia, she served as President of the Mental Health Awareness Club.  Ameera partnered with us for two years hosting / coordinating Defeat Depression events on campus.   She raised more money than her established goals for both years which kept the Mental Health Club running.  Now working full time in Toronto, this past summer, Ameera decided to hold a move for mental health event to raise money for the Transitions to Communities Veteran’s program.  Within days she raised over $10K.    Congratulations to Ameera!

About the Mood Disorders Society of Canada:

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. With particular regard to depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, the MDSC aims to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.

For more information:

Dave Gallson
National Executive Director