Our Mandate and Vision

The Centre’s mandate is to develop capacity locally and to serve as a provincial resource to other English school boards in Quebec, assisting schools in the implementation of best practice approaches in prevention, intervention and research in the field of mental health. Thus, a Centre of Excellence for Mental Health requires a focus that is as much oriented toward wellness and prevention as intervention.

The Centre of Excellence for Mental Health supports the following directions:

  • Prevention efforts aimed at health promotion and wellness;
  • Increasing knowledge about the early warning signs of mental illness and reducing the stigma associated with mental illness;
  • Early identification of signs of difficulty;
  • Parent and community involvement in prevention and intervention;
  • Efforts to foster resilience, reduce risk factors, and enhance protective factors. Interventions based on evidence-based treatment approaches, as validated by the scientific community.


What we do

In conjunction with our mandate to build capacity in promoting positive mental health in Quebec English school boards we offer professional development and consultations for information sharing and exploring resources.

Professional development is provided to schools and school boards through workshops and video conferences on various topics related to mental health. For more information on these activities please contact us.

For detailed information regarding consultation procedures, please click here.  


Who we are

The Centre of Excellence for Mental Health is made up of a multidisciplinary team of professionals working in Lester B. Pearson school Board's Student Services Department.

Gerry Weintraub, Ph.D., OPQ
Centre of Excellence for Mental Health
514-422-3000 ext. 32468
  Carrie Carson, M.A., c.o
Guidance Counsellor, OCCOQ
514-422-3000 ex. 22121
Janna Gillis, M.A.
Behavioural Consultant
Family School Support Treatment Team
514-422-3000 ext. 32596
  Kirsten Greb, M.Ed.
Consultant in Inclusive Education
(514)422-3000 ext 32489
Zmira King Elbaz, Ph.D., OPQ
514-422-3000 ex. 32455 
  Carolyn Klein, M.A., OPQ
514-422-3000 ex. 32456
Elizabeth Roberts, Ph.D., OPQ 
514-422-3000 ext. 32442