Dr. David Goldbloom

Dr. Goldbloom is a leading psychiatrist and an Officer of the Order of Canada. He maintains an active clinical and teaching role as Psychiatrist and Senior Medical Advisor at CAMH. He completed an honours degree, majoring in Government at Harvard University and then attended the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he obtained an M.A. in Physiological Sciences. He trained in medicine and psychiatry at McGill University and is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters and has provided talks and lectures to student, professional and public audiences. He is the co-author of the best-selling book “How Can I Help? A Week In My Life As a Psychiatrist”, and in 2021 he authored the book “We Can Do Better: Urgent Innovations to Improve Mental Health Access and Care”.

In 2007, he was appointed Vice-Chair of the Board of the Mental Health Commission of Canada; he subsequently served as Chair from 2012-2015. In addition to his professional activities, Dr. Goldbloom is past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada and currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Conservatory of Music.

Community Fund Advisory Committee

Mental health leaders in communities across Canada provide guidance and advice in the selection of Community Fund grant recipients.

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Diversity Fund Circle of Advisors

A circle of advisors, comprised of mental health experts, community leaders and people with lived experience from within Black, Indigenous and People of Colour communities assist in the review process and provide advice and consultation on the development and future evolution of the fund.

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