Florence Budden is a mental health nurse and nursing instructor at the Centre for Nursing Studies in St. John's Newfoundland. Ryan Clarke, a lawyer, founded Advocacy Solutions, a business providing a voice to organizations and individuals through the development and implementation of impactful advocacy strategies. They outline their careers and their work especially as it relates to mental health. They identify what they see as the main challenges faced by individuals living with schizophrenia and by their families and family caregivers when they become involved with governments, using criminal justice systems and access to medications as examples. They discuss the ways in Canada a national organization devoted to schizophrenia could help overcome the challenges. They say how they would like to phrase questions for the new federal Health Minister to ensure that the Schizophrenia Society of Canada is recognized as Canada’s national organization devoted to schizophrenia.