Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

October 07, 2009 14:57 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Forces Receive Mental Health Award

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2009) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway; General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff; and Lieutenant-Colonel Stephane Grenier, Special Advisor on Operational Stress Injuries, will be recognized today as 2009 Champions of Mental Health by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH). This honour comes as a result of their leadership and vision in strengthening mental health services in the Canadian Forces (CF), in part reflected by the CF Mental Health Awareness Campaign, launched 25 June 2009.

What: Seventh Annual Champions of Mental Health Awards, held by

Where: Foyer of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa

When: Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Time: There will be a brief media availability at 7:15 p.m.

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