Mary Walsh

Mary Walsh created and starred in This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC’s wildly popular take on current affairs. The series earned her many of her numerous Gemini awards and showcased her dynamic range of characters, including the flagrantly outspoken ‘Marg Delahunty’.

Walsh wrote, produced and starred in the Gemini award winning Hatching, Matching and Dispatching, which returned to CBC in 2017 as a feature length presentation called A Christmas Fury, with Walsh and the original cast reprising their roles, for which she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. In 2017 she released her debut novel, a Canadian best-seller, Crying For The Moon.

Walsh’s recent TV credits include Canada’s Drag Race on Crave, CityTV’s Hudson and Rex, CBC’s Little Dog, for which she was nominated for Canadian Screen Awards in 2018 and 2019, Global’s Rookie Blue and HBO Canada’s Sensitive Skin, for which she was nominated for a 2017 Canadian Screen Award, and numerous guest appearances on This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

Select feature film credits include The Grand Seduction and Closet Monster (Official selections at TIFF 2014 and 2015, respectively), Mambo Italiano. In 2020 Walsh starred in Happy Place.

In 2021 Walsh wrote, directed, and produced her first short film, Dad and the Fridge Box, as well as writing, directing, producing and starring in Bell Fibe’s The Missus Downstairs.

Outside of the film, TV and theatre world, Mary is an outspoken advocate for mental health and addiction awareness as a spokesperson for Bell Let’s Talk. She is a staunch supporter of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health in Ottawa, she also lends her time and voice to the CNIB, St. Joseph’s Hospital and CAMH.

Among her many awards and doctorates, Mary is the recipient of the Order of Canada, the Governor General’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the Performing Arts, and the CSA’s Earle Grey Award for lifetime achievement in television acting.

Mary Walsh

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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