Cynthia Clark

Chair of the Ontario Family Caregivers’ Advisory Network (OFCAN)

Honours BA Sociology, is Chair of the Ontario Family Caregivers’ Advisory Network (OFCAN) and a founding member of Parents’ Lifelines of Eastern Ontario (PLEO).  She has over 14 years of experience in the delivery of programs to family members of individuals with serious mental illness and was a valued employee of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario for 12 years.  She has represented families on various community/hospital committees and has provided an advisory voice for provincial and national agencies. Ms. Clark has contributed to increasing public awareness about mental illness through public speaking, newsprint, radio, TV and social media.  She has delivered educational workshops about psychosis to families and service providers and given Mental Health First Aid courses.  In 2005 she received the Inspiration Award presented by the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group in recognition of individuals who have served as models of hope and inspiration to others. She was a recipient of the YMCA-YWCA Ottawa Women of Distinction Award in May 2011.