Ms. Lori Spadorcia serves as the Vice President, Communications and Partnerships at CAMH. Her portfolio includes community engagement, public affairs, public policy, strategic planning and the Provincial Systems Support Program. She supports the alignment of mission critical activities which are designed to be responsive to CAMH’s many stakeholders, and engaging partners and resources to better position the hospital to make a sustainable system contribution to mental health. As a senior advisor to Cabinet Ministers at the federal and provincial level, Ms. Spadorcia played a key role in finding solutions that yield advancements in public policy. At the federal level, she led the negotiations with the provinces to spearhead the first Early Learning and Child Care Multilateral Framework, as well as Canada’s Innovation Strategy, which brought the private and non-profit sectors together with governments to implement a skills and learning action plan. In Ontario, Ms. Spadorcia served as a senior adviser to the Minister of Finance, where she advised on the creation and execution of the provincial budget. In addition to her role at CAMH, Ms. Spadorcia also serves on the national boards of Research Canada and the Canadian Executive Council on Addictions. A strong believer in investing in girls and women in Canada and internationally, she also serves as a board member of the global initiative G(irls)20. As a policy and communications expert, Ms. Spadorcia is bringing awareness and understanding of mental illness to the broader public and working with governments and communities to develop policies to promote better health systems, support vulnerable populations and drive social change.