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Brockville Chapter


Contact Information

C. Bruno and Venessa


General Contact: (613) 400-6430

Peer Support Group Meeting

When:Tuesday November 27th

Time: 9:30am-11am

Where: Children's Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville - Suite C, 779 Chelsea Street, Brockville, ON


1:1 Drop-in Parent Support

Brockville Location: Bartholomew Community Hub -10-280 Bartholomew Street

When: Wednesday November14 9:30AM-12:30PM

Kemptville Location: Kemptville Youth Centre - 5 Oxford Street W.

When: Monday, November 26th 1:00 - 6:00 PM


Chapter Leader, Bruno 

Bruno is a proud adoptive parent. He finds the utmost joy in spending quality time with his son and watching his son’s beautiful and positive progress in every aspect.

Due to his son’s developmental trauma and special needs, Bruno advocated extensively within the school system - particularly Section 23 under the regional hospital’s children’s mental health program. Naturally, Bruno has become a passionate parent advocate for children’s mental health. He continues to advocate for his son alongside his partner within the school community to foster his son's resiliency and positive learning experience.

Bruno holds a Honours BSocSc in Public Administration and has additional training in the social services sector. Bruno has worked in the public policy research field, taught courses at a community college, and coordinated a social services program within a First Nation’s government. He is also a registered facilitator for the COS-P (Circle of Security Parenting) model.

His commitment as a chapter leader is to support and advocate for families. Bruno believes that a peer support system is a vital tool for families in this journey which can be challenging to navigate day-in and day-out. His goal is to establish a strong network in Brockville and its surrounding communities within the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville to advocate for loved ones and support each other.


Co-Chapter Leader- Venessa

Venessa Anstey Venessa Anstey has recently moved back to the Brockville area and is a stay at home mom to two boys both with a mental health diagnosis. She has a Diploma in Child and Youth Work which she obtained in Brockville at St. Lawrence College. She found PCMH while supporting her two sons, and searching out resources for them. She has been navigating through the education system throughout her children's journey through school and can relate to the various struggles many parents may face. She wishes to provide support to other families throughout their parenting journey and help them to access the resources they may need along the way!


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Parents for Children's Mental Health believe that children, youth, and their families suffering from mental health challenges deserve our extreme respect and assurance.  We are dedicated to improving the lives of these families.


WE LINK families to important networks within their communities to ensure they get the care they need and the support of families who can relate and support them.

WE UNDERSTAND the issues around child and youth mental health challenges and the stigma that prevents the work and conversations that need to happen.

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I am always impressed by your organization and how you get things done. … Rod Potgeiter, Executive Director, FACS, Elgin