23-Nov-2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Northern BC and BC Interior Chapters present
A new government and a new ministry – what does it all mean? A conversation with Doug Hughes, Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

  November 23, 2017
  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Featured Speaker:
Doug Hughes, Deputy Minister, BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

Doug Hughes is the newly appointed Deputy Minister of the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. The Ministry is responsible for working with government ministries, Indigenous organizations, municipalities and community partners to improve access, coordination and treatment of Mental Health and Addiction services for the citizens of British Columbia.

Before being appointed as Deputy Minister, Doug held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister for the Primary and Community Care Policy Division of the Ministry of Health and was responsible for policy development of health services, including the oversight of acute care, primary care, seniors care, mental health and substance use, and services to people with disabilities delivered through the Health Authorities in British Columbia. In this role, Doug co-chaired the General Practice Services Committee and the Standing Committee on Health Services and Population Health. He also represented the Ministry of Health on the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Committee and the BC Patient Safety and Quality Council.

Prior to the Ministry of Health, Doug held the position of Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Children and Families and Provincial Director of Child Welfare. In this role Doug was accountable for improving child welfare practice and establishing greater accountability across the Province.

He has a Masters of Social Work Administration from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Mary’s University. He holds graduate certificates in Leadership from Royal Roads University and Executive Management from Queens University.

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Register to watch the webinar from your personal computer or from one of these locations:
  • Room 312 Kelowna Community Health Services Centre, Kelowna
  • Board Room, Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops
  • Room 167 at the Vernon Health Unit, Vernon


*Webinar details will be provided following registration

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.