Dr. Edward Connors

Dr. Edward ConnorsDr. Edward (Ed) Connors was appointed to the Waypoint Board of Directors in June of 2009. He served as Vice President for the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention from 1990 to 1997; and is currently an Honorary Member of the Board of Directors of the Native Mental Health Association of Canada. He is also a member of the Elder Advisory Committee Enaahtig Healing Lodge and Learning Centre, and was a member of the Family Caregivers Advisory Committee for the Mental Health Commission of Canada from 2007 to 2011.

Ed graduated from the University of Toronto with a Ph.D. in Psychology in 1983, and received an Honors Bachelor of Arts Psychology from McMaster University in 1976. In 1993 he established the Onkwatenro'Shon:’A Health Planners, a health care consulting firm for First Nations communities. In addition to his work with various First Nations communities in Ontario, he provides consultation to and various training with First Nations social and health services across Canada. He has written numerous papers and conducted workshops/conferences on a wide variety of issues including native mental health, suicide prevention, sexual abuse, First Nations traditional healing, children and youth mental health, family support, counseling and restorative justice.