National Council of Persons with Lived Experience appoints new chair

Ken Reddig of Pinawa, Man., has been appointed as the new chair of the National Council of Persons with Lived Experience and its representative to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) national board of directors. Reddig is a former housing worker with the North Eastman Regional Health Authority and past director of the Eden Foundation, where he worked with Manitoba Housing to develop a 45-unit housing project for people living with mental illness. As executive director of Mennonite Central Committee Manitoba, he led programs in refugee resettlement, immigration and Indigenous issues among other social programs in Manitoba and internationally. Retired since June 2013, he sits on numerous mental health boards and committees, and on the Canadian Mennonite Publishing Service board that owns and operates Canadian Mennonite magazine. He has also served on the CMHA board of directors for for three years. Reddig holds a BA in education, a master of divinity degree from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Ind., and an MA in Canadian history from the University of Manitoba.

—Canadian Mental Health Association

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