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Century of Care Speaker Series: Candice McAlister  Export Event
Date and Time 
Mar 5 2019 11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM
Location  Lecture Theatre (Building 5, Level 2)
Description Candice McAlister

Ontario Shores is proud to introduce the next event in our Century of Care speaker series. Tuesday, March 5 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lecture Theatre (Building 5, Level 2) featuring Candice McAlister, one of six people recently named as an Ambassador of Hope. The series features stories and topics that celebrate recovery, embrace our history and imagine the future in the months leading up to the hospital's 100th anniversary on October 23, 2019.

Candice has always had a passion for volunteering and sought out the opportunity to be an Ambassador of Hope due to the impact of mental illness on her family.

Raised in Oshawa, Candice graduated from R.S McLaughlin CVI before attending Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo.

Having grown up with a family member diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Candice remembers the devastation the illness and the stigma surrounding it brought her brother and their parents. She also witnessed his recovery during his time as a patient at Ontario Shores and is buoyed by the mental health movement that is normalizing mental illness.

Candice is a Human Resource professional with Durham Region Police Service who is determined to remove the barriers still facing those living with severe and complex mental illness.