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Da Silva appointed as University of Ottawa wellness mentor-in-residence

Thursday, November 07, 2019 @ 10:49 AM | By John Chunn


The University of Ottawa announced the appointment of Orlando Da Silva as a wellness mentor-in-residence.

According to the university’s press release, during his time as president of the Ontario Bar Association from 2014-15, Da Silva made raising awareness about mental health problems in the legal profession his top priority. He spoke about his own struggles and in so doing encouraged others to come forward and seek help. 

Since his term of office concluded, Da Silva has continued to speak across the country to raise awareness about mental health. He has made a particular effort to speak at law schools across the country.

Da Silva was recently appointed chief administrator/CEO of the Administrative Tribunals Support Service of Canada and has moved to Ottawa to take up this position. He has agreed to serve as a wellness mentor-in-residence for the university’s students on a pro bono basis.