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Lee Allison Clark

Her work focuses on mental health support for Canada's top athletes and she is an advocate for decolonized, community-informed healthcare.

Lee Allison Clark is the National Manager of Mental Health for Game Plan, Canada’s total athlete wellness program for Canada’s 1,800 Olympic and Paralympic athletes and other nationally carded athletes. An athlete herself, Lee has been figure skating for 27 years and is a nationally certified coach. At the highest performance level, Lee’s work focuses on mental health, mental illness, and mental performance. She works with mental health leads at seven institutes and centres within the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network to bring Game Plan’s mental health resources to life. She also works alongside sports stakeholders to ensure mental health support for athletes is available and provided to them with a sport-informed approach.

Lee was previously the Director of Health for the Native Women’s Association of Canada, representing over 900,000 Indigenous women, girls, two-spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people in Canada. She was responsible for over 15 programs and research endeavours in her two-year tenure that aided in increasing the health status of Indigenous peoples. Lee has appeared on live television, in print and news media, on the radio, within academic journals, and in the chambers of the Senate and Parliament in her advocacy effort towards decolonizing healthcare and ensuring trauma-informed, gender-based and community-informed healthcare is the norm for Indigenous peoples.

Lee is also a Board Director for Central Toronto Youth Services (CTYS) and is a member of the Service Excellence and Quality Assurance Committee and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team. CTYS is a community-based, accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre that serves many of Toronto’s most vulnerable youth.

Lee is a first-generation student, holding an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences with a minor in Gerontology and a Bachelor of Social Science with a major in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Lee also holds a Master of Science in Health: Science, Technology, and Policy from Carleton University. She is currently an MBA candidate at the University of Fredericton. 

Lee is a settler, working and residing on Treaty 13 Toronto Purchase Land, the Traditional Territory of the Anishinaabeg peoples, the Haudenosaunee peoples, the Huron-Wendat peoples, and the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. She was born in Treaty 20 Territory, home of the Wendake-Nionwetsio, Anishinabewaki, and Mississauga Nations. Her familial roots are in the land of the Beothuk and Mi’kma’ki Peoples. Currently, Lee shares her home with her six-year-old special needs Dalmatian, Socks.




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