LCol Stéphane Grenier (retired) has spent much of his career redefining how workplaces and individuals should care for and support those affected by mental health problems. His views made an impression on Richard Dixon, Vice President and Human Resources Officer, when the two served together on the Workplace Advisory Panel of the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Richard says Stéphane was an impetus for the decision to launch Light the Way.
Now retired from the Canadian Forces, Stéphane has helped NAV CANADA and other organizations to set up mental health peer support programs, train volunteer peer supporters, and support program sustainability. NAV CANADA News interviewed him during the combined Light the Way/CDERP Peer Support Conference in early May. Here are excerpts of the interview, which have been edited and condensed.