Emily J. Alexander

Emily Alexander is a First Nations woman and mental health advocate from the west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Grenfell Campus and is currently a graduate student at the University of Toronto in Psychology. Her research focuses on hearing difficulties and clinical depression in older adults at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences.


Emily has been involved in youth mental health initiatives and mental health policy analysis at the community, provincial, and national levels for several years. She is a Youth Council member with the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and sits on the National Youth Action Council for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Emily is passionate about improving access to mental health care services for aboriginal youth, and is certified in Applied Suicide Intervention Training (ASIST). In her spare time, Emily swims, plays badminton, and spends as much time as possible near the ocean. Any ocean.