Maxine Awedalla

Maxine Adwella

Volunteer Executive Director

The National Collaboration for Youth Mental Health NCYMH has grown and increased its vital mental health services and programming for students, parents, educators and communities under the committed, experienced and compassionate leadership of its Volunteer Executive Director, Maxine Awedalla. Maxine is an educator with a Master’s degree in Psychology and an MBA, who travels regularly across Canada to stay connected with youth while developing mental health BIPOC programming which is client-specific and region-specific. Maxine leads a national team across Canada of over 200 staff members and thousands of volunteers.

“Let’s imagine and work together towards a world where every human being is given an equal opportunity to Be Physically and Mentally Healthy, given equal opportunities to Learn, Thrive, and Succeed in Education, Work, and Life.”
Maxine Awedalla

Kyrstin Dumont

Maxine Adwella

Co-Chair National BIPOC Youth Mental Health Conference

Kyrstin is a 20 year old Algonquin Anishinabe woman who resides in Algonquin territory. Kyrstin has spoken with organizations, school boards, churches and with government officials to help create a better understanding of indigenous issues. She is an activist , advocate and has been awarded twice for her work within the indigenous community.

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Executive/Board of 

David Chimwaso

Allan Morgan

Kamala Tiwari

Karine Brown

Serge Lacoursiere

June Girvan

Galia Bronfman

Jean Augustine

Wendy Russell


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