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MIRAHey there! I'm MIRA. I'm a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence. I'm here to help provide you with information on mental health supports and services. I can also provide information on general or specific mental health related topics.

I can't give you medical advice and I'm not a counsellor. But I can help you figure out where to go to find care and support!

The Need for MIRA
Our Story
It Takes a Village
MIRA Belongs to Canadians

It Takes a Village

Creating strength and value through power of collaboration

This grassroots project is fuelled by passionate students, trainees, and volunteers to actively identify and build solutions to address healthcare problems now.

The MIRA Core Team

The MIRA Core Team:

  • Inclusive of:
  • Computing science, psychiatric, and Indigenous Studies expertise, as well as Individuals with Lived Experience
  • Postdoctoral Fellows, PhD, Medical, and Master Students


  • Computing science expertise from different areas of AI development, including user interface design, data augmentation, knowledge graph development
  • Over 10 MDSC volunteers supporting resource cataloguing and review

The MIRA Expert Advisory Committee:

  • A 30-member multidisciplinary Expert Advisory Committee inclusive of Indigenous, Persons with Lived Experience, nursing, counselling and psychotherapy, doctoral/psychiatric, medical student, mental health navigation, personal support worker, veteran, and health policy making communities from across Canada.

Thank you to our Expert Advisory Committee Members, and their Organizations for their support of MIRA:

Expert Advisory Committee Members:

Dianne Walker, Member, Families Supporting Adults with Mental Illness - Alberta (FAMI Alberta)
Jill Murphy, PhD, Research Associate, University of British Columbia; Executive Director, APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health
Kristina Hennessey, National Digital Creative Specialist, Mood Disorders Society of Canada
Ruby Brown, Principal, Mandela Management Inc.; Health System Administrator and Former Deputy Minister of Health, Nunavut, (ret'd)
Sylvio (Syd) A Gravel, M.O.M., O.O.O., Peer Support Specialist, Staff Sergeant (ret'd.), Ottawa Police Service
Tami-lee Duncan, MEd, Registered Psychologist; Owner/President of Transcend Psychological

Expert Advisory Committee Organizations:

The strength of this collaborative project emanates from its expandable scope and multi sector engagement. To date, we have presented to at least 20 different groups including, the Canadian Nurses Association, the Canadian Medical Association, the Network Environments for Indigenous Research, and Families Supporting Adults with Mental Illness in Alberta (FAMI), among others. Following these presentations, in almost all circumstances, individual members of each organization have asked to volunteer time to support this project as members of the Expert Advisory Committee.

Join Us! Volunteer to train and improve MIRA!