First meeting of the Consumer Participation Task Force

This story will appear in my upcoming book Framework for Support:  A Retrospective – 1984 – 2004: Bonnie Pape, newly hired Director of the CMHA National Framework project, described the first meeting of the “Consumer Participation Task Force” (forerunner of the National Consumer Advisory Committee -NCAC)             In June 1986, seven wary strangers met at the Marlboro Inn […]

Beginnings of CMHA National Consumer Advisory Committee

NATIONAL CONSUMER ADVISORY COMMITTEE (NCAC) An undated (pre-1991) The National newsletter article prepared by Bonnie Pape, Framework Project Associate CMHA National offered some background on the development of the National Consumer movement within CMHA.  In 1983, a resolution passed at the National Annual Meeting called for “increased involvement of consumer volunteers.”  A second resolution in […]