Anne Duquette

Program Manager, Mental Wellness Team Supports

Anne joined FPWC June 2018 as a Project Coordinator and was responsible for overseeing the development of a comprehensive support model for new and existing Mental Wellness and Crisis Support Teams across the country. In 2019, the Mental Wellness Teams (MWT) Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) was completed. It outlined areas for growth, development and improved capacity for Mental Wellness Teams. Currently, as the Program Manager of MWT Supports, Anne is responsible for overseeing the ongoing development of a suite of comprehensive supports guided by recommendations from the CNA to ensure priority supports for the Mental Wellness Teams are created, available and delivered. Anne strongly believes on-going engagement from the ground up, providing networking opportunities and sharing of wise practices is the key to achieving the relevant support and advocacy the workforce would welcome.

Anne is non-Indigenous with strong family ties to Nipissing First Nation, where she was raised, and Dokis First Nation, where she is currently living with her husband and two sons. Anne’s ties to community and lived experience provide her with an understanding of First Nation community living. She understands the strengths, rooted connections and power of the land. Anne spends as much time as she can participating in outdoor activities- fishing, hiking, walking the trap line, berry picking and any other activities that help her to be present.

Anne has a BSc., Psychology from Wilfrid Laurier University and a BEd. from Nipissing University. She has experience working in non-Indigenous led corporations, Indigenous led not-for-profit organizations and participating as a board member for volunteer groups. Her experience in various management positions brings a variety of skills, perspectives and experience, a passion for learning and a dedication to supporting mental wellness of the workforce.