Maternal Mental Health Mandate Committee

What We're Working On

Our formal Strategic Plan has recently been approved by MCAN Board of Directors and we are happy to share that we have some exciting things in store. Among the many things we have planned are:

  • Monthly blog posts, featuring content from Committee members, guests, and all Albertans who wish to submit a post
  • Bi-monthly podcast to share knowledge from Committee members and guest speakers



Want To Help?


There are always ways you can help, and MCAN needs your support


VolunteerDonate - Become a Member - Submit A Blog Piece


To advocate for mental health services, support, and education related to all stages of maternity care in Alberta

Core Values

In pursuing our Mission, the Maternal Mental Health Mandate Committee is committed to the following values:


We are committed to empowering Albertans to live a better life, to take control of their circumstances, exercise power and achieve their own goals. We believe this empowerment would aid to fix the larger systemic problems within maternity care in Alberta



We are committed to working cooperatively between all levels of our organization and using individual skills to further the collaboration. We also have commitment to common goals within the organization based on open and honest communication while showing concern and support for each other



We are committed to collaboration with agencies, governments, and partners in order to provide Albertans with respect for their rights, differences, and dignity. We are also committed to honesty and integrity when dealing with all members of our community


Meet Our Committee

Monique Durette (Airdrie)

  • Committee Chair
  • MCAN President


Jen Kennett (Fort McMurray)

  • Committee Co-Chair
  • MCAN Treasurer


Nicole Hill (Edmonton)

  • Regional Leader


Julia Diette Lynx (Bow Valley)

  • Regional Leader


Amanda Matwie (Lethbridge/Medicine Hat)

  • Regional Leader
  • Website & Social Media Committee Chair


Misti Lee McFarlane (Edmonton)

  • Regional Leader


Samantha Powell (Okotoks)

  • Regional Leader


Stephanie Capyk (Peace River)

  • Volunteer Member


Katarina Semancikova (Fort McMurray)

  • Volunteer Member