Linda Monteith Gardiner

Linda Monteith Gardiner, seen from the waist up, wearing a patterned shirt, short brown hair, and smiling

I am a woman and a senior who lives with schizoaffective disorder. I became ill in my teens and spent years trying to find help in the siloed and disjointed mental health system in Ontario. I now spend my days promoting understanding and support for those with psychotic illnesses.

A veteran of the mental health system in Ontario, I advocate better and more timely mental health services in addition to the right to literacy for all.

Graphic of puzzle pieces and the title EMPaCT