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Candice McAlister

Candice McAlister
Volunteer, Advocate, Human Resource Professional

Candice has always had a passion for volunteering and sought out the opportunity to be an Ambassador of Hope due to the impact of mental illness on her family.

Raised in Oshawa, Candice graduated from R.S McLaughlin CVI before attending Wilfred Laurier University in Waterloo.

Having grown up with a family member diagnosed with Schizophrenia, Candice remembers the devastation the illness and the stigma surrounding it brought her brother and their parents. She also witnessed his recovery during his time as a patient at Ontario Shores and is buoyed by the mental health movement that is normalizing mental illness.

Candice is a Human Resource professional with Durham Region Police Service who is determined to remove the barriers still facing those living with severe and complex mental illness.