Leanne Lewis is a community volunteer with a primary interest in at - risk youth and their families, and youth mental health. Leanne currently serves as President of Helping Other Parents Everywhere (HOPE), a growing network of support and self-help groups for parents and guardians who are troubled by behaviours of a teen or adult child in their life. Leanne is past Board Chair of the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) and continues to serve on CCSA's Board Alumni Committee. She also has volunteer experience in youth restorative justice including service with Peacebuilders and Operation Springboard.
Leanne holds a BA from the University of Toronto and has studied not-profit-governance at the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) and fundamentals of not-for-profit governance at the Queen's School of Business.Leanne is a member of ICD and BoardSource. Leanne recently completed the Mental Health First Aid for Adults who Interact with Youth course. She was awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal for community service in September, 2012.