Onward Choices Consulting Inc.

Susan Mercer MSW,RSW

Onward Choices Consulting Inc. is your answer to projects that take dedicated time and effort.

We can assist you in areas of leadership, project management, strategic planning, consultations, outreach and engagement with marginalized groups, change management, and other projects as required. We have expertise in mental health, addictions, assessments, crisis response, research, and outcome measurement.

Onward Choices Consulting Inc. is led by Susan Mercer MSW, RSW. Susan is an accomplished leader in health care. Her background of over 25 years has included progressive leadership in clinical service, crisis management, community outreach, program leadership, program development, and trauma support. Her goal is to provide expertise and linkages in health care, corporate, and not for profit sectors with respect to mental health and addictions treatment, acceptance and future direction for optimal care. Susan also has extensive experience in crisis response, crisis management, and psychosocial response to trauma.

Susan will subcontract with experts in the areas of child welfare, mental health, assessment, and forensic services as needed. This team will have expertise in research, outreach to marginalized populations, and population engagement.

In 2011 Susan and her partner adopted 2 teenage boys, and she has a special interest in the supports required for successful transitions in adoption. Her personal experience along with years of program management and clinical work provides a lens into this challenging area.

She also has a keen interest in immigration and is the Past Chair of the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association, Halifax, Nova Scotia (currently known as ISIS).


  • Strategic Planning
  • Program Development
  • Program Review
  • Programs to reduce Stigma in Mental Health and Addictions
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Leadership
  • Budget Analysis
  • Change Management
  • Group Facilitation
  • Qualitative research
  • Clinical Expertise in:
    • Mental Health and Addictions
    • Concurrent Disorders
    • Child Development
    • Youth at Risk

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Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia




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