On March 4, Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon will join a list of illustrious Canadians, including retired general Roméo Dallaire, author and advocate Margaret Trudeau, former Ottawa Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson and Olympic figure skater Elizabeth Manley, when he receives a Transformational Leader award at the Royal Ottawa Foundation for Mental Health’s 2021 Inspiration Awards.

Bacon has been a champion for mental health, sharing his own story about depression and substance use to inspire others and lead the Carleton University community in a collective effort to overcome the stigma around mental illness.

President Benoit-Antoine Bacon

President Benoit-Antoine Bacon

“The stigma around mental health issues remain strong and keeps people from getting the help they need and deserve,” says Bacon.

“It is our shared responsibility to break that stigma.”

To read the full article, please visit the Carleton Newsroom here: Carleton President Receives Transformational Leader Award for Championing Mental Health