Starr's Blog

As a former journalist, I never shy away from the camera. In fact, it's still one of my favourite ways to communicate!

This video blog is designed to circulate behind-the-scenes information on our Foundation events, campaigns and everyday life. It's a fun way for me to stay connected with my former CTV Atlantic viewers while passing along important mental health information at the same time.

I hope you'll become a regular visitor!

~ Starr

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Starr Dobson is the President & CEO of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia. An acclaimed journalist, best-selling children’s author, and dedicated community volunteer, Starr holds an Honours Journalism Degree from the University of King’s College.

Starr was recently appointed Co-Chair of the Minister’s Panel on Innovation in Mental Health & Addictions, serving alongside Dr. Stan Kutcher.

She was named the ‘Rising Star Award Winner’ at the 2015 Maritime Philanthropy Awards and received the 2014 ‘Dr. Elizabeth A. Chard Award’ from Special Olympics Nova Scotia. Starr currently serves on the Together We Can Advisory Committee, the Fountain of Health Core Group Committee, as Co-Chair of the Back to Our Roots Urban Farm Committee and is the newest member of the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund Advisory Committee – Atlantic Region.

Starr writes a monthly column for "Senior Living" and is a regular contributor to "Our Children" magazine. She also serves on the Nova Scotia / Prince Edward Island St. John Ambulance Board of Directors and the Moore Suites Advisory Board.