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Senator Stan Kutcher

Canadian Senate

Senator Stan Kutcher is an internationally renowned psychiatrist in adolescent mental health. He is a leader in mental health research, education, advocacy, policy and services innovation. He previously worked at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University as the Department Head of Psychiatry, the Associate Dean of International Health and the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health. Senator Kutcher’s work has received numerous awards and honors, including the Order of Nova Scotia.

At Dalhousie University, Senator Kutcher led the development of a national child and youth  mental health framework for Canada (Evergreen). He conducted award-winning research into the neurobiology and treatments of mental disorders in youth and has developed innovative systems of mental health care nationally and internationally. Ensuring that the best available evidence is used to advance mental health and enable rapid access to effective mental health care is essential to all of Senator Kutcher’s initiatives.