Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Panel (MHAAP) Application Questionnaire


Please describe why you wish to serve on Toronto Police Services Board’s Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Panel (MHAAP). Please highlight relevant expertise and experience as it pertains to core skills and expertise identified below, including previous experience as a member of an advisory panel to the Board, or committee or board membership in a similar capacity.
Assessing Core Skills and Specific Expertise
MHAAP has identified a number of core skills expected of all its members.
 
Descriptions of these core skills are provided below.
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking - Individual having the ability to think analytically and critically, to evaluate different options, proposals and arguments and make sound decisions.  
  • Interpersonal Communications - Individual having the ability to effectively communicate their ideas, positions, and perspective to their peers, as well as understand the ideas, position, and perspective of their peers and facilitate resolutions of differences in the common interest.   
  • Governance Expertise - Strong understanding and experience with the appropriate roles, group processes and corporate bylaws and policies that form systems of not for profit governance. Demonstrated judgment and integrity in an oversight role.  
  • Commitment to MHAAP’s mandate - Demonstrates a strong understanding and commitment to the mandate of MHAAP. Commitment to mandate may be demonstrated in many ways, including personal experience, professional experience, volunteer experience etc. 
MHAAP has also identified some specific expertise that it would like one or more members to possess.
 
Descriptions of these specific areas of expertise are provided below.
  • Mental Health and Addictions Expertise - Individuals with expertise in various aspects of mental health and addictions issues and services, including both community-based and clinical expertise. Academic experience in the arena of mental health/addictions and Justice also welcome.
  • Expertise from Individuals with Lived Experience of Mental Health and/or Addiction Issues or Knowledge of Experience  - Individuals with strong knowledge and understanding of the lived experience of mental health or addiction issues, including knowledge and/or experience with mental health or addiction  services and systems. Membership in a peer-run organization also welcome.
  • Expertise/experience with Youth/Young People – Individuals with membership in a youth peer organization or personal and/or professional experience in working with youth/young people, who are dealing with mental health and/or addictions issues.
  • Expertise/experience with marginalized/vulnerable populations – Individuals with membership in an organization of people of marginalized a population, or with personal and/or professional experience in working with marginalized and vulnerable communities. These include racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, homeless or under-housed communities.
  • Expertise in data analysis and evaluation – Individuals with expertise in data analysis, and evaluation methodology.
  • Understanding of and/or experience with alternative crisis delivery models – Individuals with a understanding of and/or experience with alternative crisis delivery models, including the City’s new Community Crisis Support Service pilot. 
Please assess your level of competency for each of the core skills using the following rating index:
 
"Excellent" - Substantial knowledge base combined with more than 5 years professional and/or volunteer experience
"Good" - Some knowledge base combined with 2-5 years professional and/or volunteer experience
"Average" - Knowledge base of an 'average person' combined with less than 2 years of professional and/or volunteer experience
 
Please assess your level of competency for each of the identified areas of specific expertise using the following rating index:

Expert” – relevant education and/or professional qualification combined with at least 10 years senior level/ management professional experience or equivalent
Very Knowledgeable” – relevant education and/or professional qualification combined with at least 3-4 years senior level / management professional experience or equivalent
Somewhat Knowledgeable” – relevant education and/or professional qualification combined with at least 2 years professional experience or equivalent
Limited Knowledge” – relevant education and/or professional qualification or at least one year of experience or equivalent
Very Limited Knowledge” – no relevant education or professional experience, but some general knowledge
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