Ed Mantler, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, reflects on his healthcare leadership journey spanning three decades. Drawing on examples of leading and inspiring innovation and change, Ed explores the importance of authentic leadership and the LEADS Leadership Capabilities Framework.
Ed Mantler, Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Mental Health Commission of Canada
A highly motivated visionary and an expert at building partnerships, engaging stakeholders, and inspiring change, Ed has led innovation and improvement in healthcare for over three decades. As Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer at the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Ed is dedicated to promoting mental health and changing the attitudes of Canadians toward mental health problems and illnesses. By collaborating with stakeholders to improve mental health services and supports, he leads the way for change. Guided by Changing Directions/Changing Lives: The Mental Health Strategy for Canada, Ed pays particular attention to reducing stigma and increasing awareness, promoting psychologically healthy workplaces and schools, improving access to quality mental health services, preventing suicide, and improving understanding of the impacts of cannabis on mental health. As an Accreditation Surveyor and Technical Committee Co-Chair with Accreditation Canada/Health Standards Organization, Ed contributes to quality and safety in healthcare across Canada and internationally. He is a Registered Psychiatric Nurse, holds a Master of Science Administration, and is a Certified Health Executive.