Dr. Ian Manion (PhD, C. Psych)

Mental Health Advisor

Dr. Manion is a recently retired clinical psychologist and scientist-practitioner who has worked with children, youth and families for over 35 years.  He was an adjunct professor in the School of Psychology at the University of Ottawa and was the Director of Youth Mental Health Research at the Royal’s Institute of Mental Health Research.

He was the founding Scientific Director of Frayme, an international knowledge translation platform focusing on integrated youth mental health care and the founding Executive Director of the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health.

Dr. Manion is still involved in research on mental health promotion, systems of care, youth depression and suicide.  He has a particular interest in and provides consultation services on meaningful youth engagement and how services are organized to best meet the mental health needs of youth.  He is a committed advocate for child and youth mental health both In Canada and internationally.

Dr. Manion is co-founder of Youth Net/ Réseau Ado, a bilingual community-based mental health promotion program with satellites across Canada.  Ian is the father of five grown children.  He is a person with lived experience who served as a spokesperson for the Bell  “Let’s Talk” campaign in 2018.