Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner

Robbie has over 38 years’ experience in counselling, depression, mental health, family violence and health care. She is a recognized Social Work Supervisor with the Alberta College of Social Workers and is a Fellow and Approved Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. Robbie is an Adjunct Professor within the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary where she teaches as a Sessional Instructor. She is also Certified Trainer with the International Center for Clinical Excellence in Chicago.

Robbie has received a number of prestigious awards in recognition of her impressive accomplishments in the field, including: the 2018 Sessional Instructors Teaching Award from the University of Calgary, the Alberta Government’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Inspiration Award for Leadership in Family and Community Safety; the 2016 Calgary Awards Grant MacEwan Lifetime Achievement Award; the 2015 Lieutenant Governor’s Circle on Mental Health and Addiction True Leadership Award; the 2015 University of Calgary ARCH Alumni Achievement Award.

During her 4-decade career as an entrepreneur and innovator in the field of mental health, Robbie has transformed how people perceive, receive and deliver mental health services in the community. She has pioneered outcome measurement in counselling and mental health services, increased the number of men seeking treatment for domestic violence and helped reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

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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