The role of a substitute decision maker

Location Details
Virtual event

Intended audience

As a family member or caregiver, we understand that your loved one’s mental health or substance use health can have a significant impact on you. The Royal’s family information and support events are intended for family members or caregivers of individuals with a mental health or substance use health issue. These events are an opportunity to learn from our experts, find out about available resources, and connect with others who share a similar experience. There is no cost to participate but registration is required. 


Elizabeth Hughes,
Patient advocate, Ministry of Health


Elizabeth Hughes is the patient advocate at the Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office located at the Brockville Mental Health Centre. This office provides rights advice and advocacy in nine psychiatric facilities in Ontario and engages regularly with substitute decision makers through provision of rights advice, as per the Mental Health Act. This discussion will cover community treatment orders and outline the role and responsibilities of substitute decision makers. This seminar will be of interest to clients and families, or anyone who seeks to learn more about client rights and/or advocacy.

Date and time

Tuesday February 7, 2023
6 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom


These sessions are free, and open to the public however registration is required.


Limited space is available.
To register, please click here.

Contact Information

Lori Richer:



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