Jordan Friesen, MOT, OT, Reg (MB).
Jordan is a young, energetic leader with a progressive vision for mental health and social services. His experience in a wide variety of roles including clinical service delivery, case management, education, and non-profit leadership provides him with a solid understanding of the industry and in-depth knowledge of where gaps exist for innovation and collaboration. A natural relationship builder, Jordan sees the work of advancing mental health services as a collective effort aided by building and maintaining effective partnerships across all sectors, including government, business, and non-profit agencies. Jordan understands that long-term, positive change doesn’t happen overnight. He skillfully manages change – both with people and organizations – by providing the right amount of challenge to stimulate growth and by focusing on strengths. He enjoys teaching and prefers to build capacity for the long-term rather than see immediate short-term success. Jordan’s vision is to see individuals with mental problems and illnesses thrive in all areas of society and to make mental health services streamlined, efficient, and person-centered. His personal and professional values include humility, honesty, integrity, and accountability. Jordan earned his Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Manitoba, and his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Manitoba. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys hiking, camping, and yoga.