Dr. Vera Etches and Ottawa Public Health

Dr. Etches was one of the early supporters of United Way’s All That Kids Can Be focus area, lending her expertise to the Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative since its creation ten years ago. She has helped to support children in Ottawa by raising the profile of opportunities and interventions to prevent and address health inequities faced by local children and youth. She advocated for solutions to challenges that women and children faced more often in the pandemic response. She is also a strong champion of mental health and mitigating the risks of substance misuse. Through the pandemic, she has been consistently present for important community discussions. Learn more about Dr. Vera Etches.