Ed Mantler, RPN, MSA, CHE
Vice-President, Programs and Priorities
Mental Health Commission of Canada
A highly motivated visionary and an expert at building partnerships, fostering stakeholder engagement, and aligning strategic objectives, Ed Mantler has led innovation and improvement in both health care and mental health for over two decades.
As Vice-President of Programs and Priorities at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ed is dedicated to promoting mental health in Canada and changing the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and illnesses. By collaborating with stakeholders to improve access to effective, high-quality mental health services and supports, he leads the way to change, nationally and internationally. Ed also directs efforts to advance the Mental Health Strategy for Canada, with attention to reducing stigmas and increasing mental resiliency through innovative measures like Mental Health First Aid, The Working Mind/The Inquiring Mind, workplace mental health, student mental health, suicide prevention, and research into the impacts of cannabis on the mental health of Canadians.
Ed is accustomed to wearing many different hats. As a Surveyor with Accreditation Canada, he contributes to quality and safety in health care across Canada and internationally. Ed is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, holds a Master of Science Administration degree, and is a Certified Health Executive.