Ella Amir, OC, PhD

Executive Director, AMI-Québec

Ella Amir is the executive director of AMI-Québec since 1990. Under her leadership the organization has become one of the principal resources in Québec for families struggling with mental illness.

Ella was the chair of the Family Caregivers Advisory Committee for the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and a member of the Commission’s Advisory Council. During her time with the MHCC she led the development of the Guidelines for caregivers support, a blueprint for a comprehensive system of care to support family caregivers across the country.

Ella holds a PhD in psychology and applied human sciences, and an MBA. She is a member of the Order of Canada.