Free Lecture June 25: New Vision at The Royal

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder | Le réseau d’Ottawa pour le trouble de personnalité limite

Free Public Lecture


 New Vision at The Royal

 Joanne Bezzubetz, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer The Royal



The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching and research hospitals.  Its mandate is simple: to help more people living with mental illness into recovery faster.  The Royal combines the delivery of specialized mental health care, advocacy, research and education to transform the lives of people living with complex and treatment-resistant mental illness.  The Royal includes mental health centres in Ottawa and Brockville as well as a variety of telemedicine and community mental health services.

Dr. Bezzubetz’s vision for the future of The Royal is a hospital without walls – an organization of mental health experts working alongside other health care and social service providers throughout the community to provide integrated care that supports a person’s overall well-being.  To achieve this, The Royal is placing a strong focus on community collaboration as well as innovation and research that support access to the best possible care.  All of this will be driven by the needs of and created in partnership with patients and families.

The Lecturer

Joanne Bezzubetz was named President and CEO of The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group in June 2018, having previously served as Vice-President of Patient Care Services at The Royal.

She has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare leadership with organizations across Canada.  She served as Executive Director of Community Services at Vancouver Coastal Health before joining The Royal in 2013.  She is also co-chair of Suicide Prevention Ottawa.

She holds a PhD in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, an MBA from Athabasca University, and is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives.  

Where: The Royal, Auditorium, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4

When: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 7:00 PM

This Public Lecture is free of charge and open to all.

The Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder, a registered charity for family members and caregivers, acknowledges with gratitude the support of the Ottawa Community Foundation and the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund in making this Public Lecture possible.