Alex Lamoureux, social work background

Alexandra Lamoureux has a background in social work and has held various roles in community and provincial mental health and addiction settings. Her work primarily focuses on the promotion of equity, diversity and voices of lived experience within the mental health system. She recently worked as Coordinator of Health Equity, leading organizational change practices around equity, diversity and recovery in a large community mental health organization, and is now in a similar role with a provincial scope at CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program. Alex also spent several years in clinical roles, supporting both individuals and families in a community mental health setting. Alex is Co-Chair of the ODSP Action Coalition’s Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee, a group that advocates for the rights, dignity and better quality of life for people living with disabilities. She is also Vice President of the Board of Directors of St Clare’s Multifaith Housing, a non-profit provider of supported, affordable housing in Toronto’s downtown neighbourhoods; she is the founder of Gear Up for Housing, an annual grassroots cycling fundraiser benefiting this organization. Alex is queer-identified and has published on LGBTQ inclusion in the journal Social Work in Mental Health.