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Synergy: The Future of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

On September 26th, we hosted our third webinar featuring Dr. Gillian Berry, Stepped Care Solutions’ (SCS) former Vice-President of Culture and Diversity, and Dr. Peter Cornish, Founder and former Senior Advisor at SCS.

They explored practices for fostering synergy and how these practices could inform future diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging efforts. Attendees had ample opportunities to ask questions and participate in the discussion.

Paradigm Shift to Person-Centric Care

On April 5th we hosted our second webinar that was a conversation with Dr. AnnMarie Churchill, SCS’s President and Lead Executive Officer.

Dr. Churchill focused her talk on person-centric care, and infused tangible examples of how these practices can improve our mental health systems. 

Attendees asked insightful questions which enhanced the discussion. 

If you missed it, click below to watch it now.


Reimagining Mental Health Systems

We are excited to share that we hosted our first webinar: Reimagining Mental Health Systems on January 31, 2023.

Our speaker was Dr. Peter Cornish, Founder of Stepped Care Solutions.

The discussion examined the need for diplomatic disruption in the mental health, addictions and substance use health systems. We also explored the challenges that social equity and person-centric thinking pose to the status quo in the current system.



“The Kids Aren’t All Right” is a call to action — and action is what our children deserve (Toronto Star, op-ed)

November 9, 2023

An insightful op-ed calling for stronger supports for youth and the mental health workforce from Mary Bartram, PhD, RSW, Director, Research and Evaluation with Stepped Care Solutions, and Kwame McKenzie, CEO Wellesley Institute and a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. 

Read the op-ed in the Toronto Star

CBC St. John’s Morning Show with Krissy Holmes

September 1, 2023

Dr. AnnMarie Churchill, President and Lead Executive Officer was featured on CBC’s St. John’s Morning Show with Krissy Holmes. They discussed the Innovation award that Stepped Care Solutions will be receiving from The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) on October 3. CAMIMH recognized SCS for their innovative work that has advanced the mental health agenda in Canada.

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Unlocking the Potential of Digital Mental Health Apps

July 14, 2023

A new article titled “More Than Apps: Psychology’s Contribution to Digital Mental Health” is now available in the latest edition of Psynopsis, Canada’s Psychology Magazine. The article explores how digital mental health apps can significantly expand treatment options for individuals. Authored by Stepped Care Solutions’ Founder, Peter Cornish, President & Lead Executive Officer, AnnMarie Churchill, and in partnership with Josh Rash from Memorial University, this article sheds light on the vital role of psychology in the realm of digital mental health. 

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Northwest Territories’ Mental Health System
Transformed Through Stepped Care 2.0

June 13, 2023

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) government, in partnership with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Stepped Care Solutions, is happy to announce a 79% reduction in average wait times for mental wellness counselling between 2020 and 2022, along with same-day access to care options.

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Dr. AnnMarie Churchill Takes on the Role of President and Lead Executive Officer at Stepped Care Solutions

Apr. 28, 2023

Earlier this month the Stepped Care Solutions (SCS) Board of Directors, proudly appointed Dr. AnnMarie Churchill as the President and Lead Executive Officer of Stepped Care Solutions.

AnnMarie is an accomplished mental health professional who has dedicated her career to supporting mental health and improving mental health systems. AnnMarie holds a Ph.D. in experimental psychology and a master’s in clinical social work. 

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are thrilled to have Dr. AnnMarie Churchill as our President and  Lead Executive Officer. SCS is a growing organization with a mission to transform mental health systems,” says Louise Bradley, Chair of the Board. “With her  incredible passion and expertise, AnnMarie is the right leader to help us do this important work.”


Health PEI collaborates with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Stepped Care Solutions, and Memorial University to improve access to mental health and addictions services with Stepped Care 2.0

Nov. 16, 2022

Health PEI has entered into an agreement to support the implementation of the evidenced-based Stepped Care 2.0© (SC2.0) model with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)

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SCS Publishes 2022 Annual Report

Oct 10, 2022

Building on a strong foundation, SCS released its Annual Report that highlights important milestones achieved this fiscal year and lays the groundwork to realize our vision of wellbeing everywhere.

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Guided by students and experts, U of T rolls out new approach to mental health services delivery

May 30, 2022

No wait times for mental health appointments at Health & Wellness. Redesigned health and wellness spaces, both virtual and physical, that make it easier for students to receive help when and where they need it. And, beyond campus, access to staff who can help students navigate mental health resources in the community.

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SCS responds to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to mental health care equity for all Canadians

Dec. 16, 2021

Stepped Care Solutions applauds Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to mental health care equity for all Canadians as evidenced by the Mandate Letter for the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health.

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Canada eMental Health National Leadership Excellence awarded to Peter Cornish, Founder, Stepped Care 2.0

Nov. 10, 2021

Every year eMHIC acknowledges one award recipient from each member country to receive a country-specific Innovation Leadership Excellence award. The award is given either to a person who has made an exceptional contribution to the eMental Health domain by demonstrating noteworthy leadership in 1.

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