Keynote Speaker:  Susan Davis, Executive Director, Gerstein Crisis Centre
Topic: “Mental Health Crisis: A Community Based Approach”
Host:  Bert Steenburgh
Rotary Meeting Friday, March 17th, 2023 
Lunch at The National Club, 303 Bay Street
and Virtual Meeting as well!
Views and Opinions Expressed Disclaimer:  The views and opinions are those expressed by the Speaker and do not necessarily reflect the official views or opinions, policy or position of The Rotary Club of Toronto or its Members.



Susan Davis is the Executive Director at Gerstein Crisis Centre, a 24-hour Mental Health and Substance Use Crisis Centre in Toronto. She has over 30 years of experience in the community mental health field with many years in direct service as well as leadership.  Susan actively engages in the development of innovative services, partnerships and systems that improve access to the supports people need and that recognize the impact of the social determinants of health on people’s overall well-being.  She currently chairs the Downtown and Toronto Region Human Service and Justice Coordinating Committees and is a member of the Mental Health and Addiction Advisory Panel to the TPS Board.    Susan is a Board Member at Working for Change, a social enterprise organization that provides employment opportunities for individuals living with mental health and substance use issues. She is committed to creating services and systems that consider the whole person, treat all people with respect and dignity and create opportunities for people living with mental health and substance use needs to maximize their well-being.