Danforth Mental Wellness Peer-To-Peer Support Group
Oct 21, 2021 12:30 PM
Jason Balgopal
Danforth Mental Wellness Peer-To-Peer Support Group

Jason Balgopal is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, and an Ontario lawyer, who was called to the bar in 1999.  He has been practicing exclusively in criminal law since 2003.  He has been an Assistant Crown Attorney in the Scarborough Crown Attorneys’ office since 2004.  He has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, and has conducted all manner of prosecutions, including murder trials and a dangerous offender application.  
He is a member of the Elder Abuse Consultation Team in Toronto, and has presented many times on the topic of Elder Abuse.  He is also a member of the Scarborough Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee which helps to manage the various services by different organizations offered to a diverse population. 

After a lengthy challenge with depression, and after getting to a better “head-space” for himself, he wished to give back to the community which had supported him, and in 2015 created the Mental Wellness Peer Support Groups, which have been operating continuously since, and are now (during COVID) operating virtually through Zoom. More information can be found at www.MentalWellness.help.