Fardous Hosseiny is the Interim National Chief Executive Officer, at the Canadian Mental Health Association, National. An advocate of mental health and addiction in Canada, Fardous completed a Master of Science with a focus on the neuroscience of addiction and a BSc Honours double majoring in Health Studies and Neuroscience, both at the University of Toronto. Along with the role of National CEO, Fardous will continue to manage the Research and Public Policy Portfolio at CMHA.
Before coming to CMHA, Fardous worked at Renascent, one of Canada’s leading providers of abstinence based, residential addictions treatment organization, where he focused primarily on data quality, research and performance improvement as well as managing many of their major events.
Fardous was also a part of the Canadian delegation to the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly and played a critical role in the development of the first ever United Nations event dedicated to mental health. Fardous is also the co-chair of the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH), a non-profit organization comprised of health care providers as well as organizations which represent individuals with lived experience of mental illness.