Craig has a record of making things happen that spans the public, private and Not-for-Profit sectors.
As Executive Assistant to an MPP at Queen’s Park, he developed an expertise at internally lobbying to secure results for the community he represented. He has developed a strong network of contacts in departments across the Government of Ontario. After five years, his accomplishments included the redevelopment of three hospitals, provincial forgiveness of Cornwall’s downtown revitalization loan, and other strategic municipal funding initiatives, as well as the attraction of new business opportunities to the riding.
Craig also had additional responsibilities for the government. He served as Executive Assistant to the Parliamentary Assistant in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, responsible for public health. He contributed to the strengthening of Ontario’s emergency management preparedness and assisted in the modernization of the health infrastructure process.
At the Ministry of Tourism, Craig worked with the Parliamentary Assistant and Minister on political issues across the province. His responsibilities included priority planning for bicentennial commemorations for the War of 1812 and providing strategic advice in relation to the St. Lawrence Parks Commission.
Craig also served as Coordinator for the Liberal Rural Caucus. Craig developed the stakeholder facilitation process for this crucial sounding board for political issues going before caucus and Cabinet.
Craig has played a role in ten campaigns at the provincial, federal and municipal levels, most recently serving as Communications and Issues Director in the successful re-election of an incumbent MPP.
Craig graduated from Trent University with an H.B.A in Anthropology and Comparative Development. He has travelled to more than 20 countries on five continents, speaks fluent French and Spanish, has an understanding of Italian and German, and is studying Korean and Cantonese.
Mental health is viewed as poles - you either have a mental health issue, or you don't.
The reality is, we ALL have a state of mental health, same as we have a state of phsyical health. Like cardiac or respiratory health, mental health is part and parcel of our overall well being.
Mental health rests along a spectrum, and like physical health, there are ways to make your mind stronger, to build on your strengths, and to accomodate conditions. An asthmatic or a diabetic can lead a normal life, with the right therapies and accomodations built in - so can a schizophrenic, or someone facing depression/anxiety.
What does a mentally healthy society look like to you?
What's YOUR personal definition of healthy?
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