Pat Capponi

An enormous loss for our community, we mourn the loss of Pat Capponi

PATRICIA CAPPONI (Pat) Order of Canada 1947 - 2020 "The most effective advocate the poor and mentally ill have had anywhere, one of the most devastating authors Canada has known, and easily the classiest argument ever made for wearing cowboy hats in all weather, all day, indoors and out."  Pat would appreciate your watching the video she produced just before her death: External link opens in new tab or window"What Reva Taught Me".

"We, those with lived experience, must challenge the status quo; we must be the change agents, we must dare to speak our truths even when gate-keepers and those who derive their status and employment from our communities deny us our right to speak, to engage, to point out the systemic failures that guarantee their jobs and our continued poverty." Pat Capponi

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Frances Jewell

We will miss another extraordinary advocate for mental health and additions issues, Frances Jewell. Frances passed away peacefully at the age of 60.  She will be missed by many, including her friends at the

Consumer Survivor Initiative of Niagara.

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