Karyn Baker

Karyn Baker BSW, MSW is the Executive Director of the Family Outreach and Response Program providing supports to family and friends of those recovering from serious mental health issues.

Karyn has worked in mental health for over 20 years, several of those years focused on family work. Prior to that time, Karyn worked as a consultant with Community Resources Connections of Toronto(*) and also managed the City of Toronto Mental Health Coordinating Committee.

Karyn has been able to work in many areas of mental health including:

  • -direct support for consumer/survivors and families
  • -community development and planning
  • -program and organizational development

Karyn is committed to ensuring that families, other mental health professionals and the general public learn about mental health recovery and the important role that families play in the recovery process. She has organized and presented at numerous conferences.

In September 2007, Karyn received a public service award from the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association for her work with families and in mental health recovery.

Karyn’s advice to those helping others recover from mental health problems is to be the light at the end of the tunnel.┬áKaryn is on a leave of absence until April 1, 2015.