Manager, AVI Health and Community Services, Community-Led Crisis Response Team
Lacey Mesley (she/her) is an uninvited settler, living on the Unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən-speaking people’s territories. Lacey is originally from the lands of the Anishnaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples, of the Dish with one Spoon Treaty.
Lacey has been working in harm reduction and mental health care for the last 11years, with extensive experience in both frontline mental health and substance use services, as well as program development and management. Lacey is a former research assistant with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research, and a graduate of the Masters of Public Health Program at the University of Victoria.
Currently, Lacey is the Manager of the Community-Led Crisis Response Team, at AVI Health and Community Services. This team is part of the peer assisted care teams model, developing across BC. Alongside the Canadian Mental Health Association, Lacey is supporting the development of peer assisted care teams and the reform of crisis care across the province.