Kathleen Finlay

“Another modern thinker who can save lives.” — CTV National News


 Kathleen Finlay in a recent CTV News interview. Another call for compassion. “When looking at the future of the most vulnerable, we need to make sure they actually have a future.”


H er voice speaks the universal language of compassion for the most vulnerable – and for others struggling to heal from life’s challenging obstacles.

Whether she is advocating for those most at risk before committees of parliament, working with patients, families and providers to improve healthcare outcomes, presenting innovations in mental health delivery and suicide prevention in op-eds and media interviews, or standing up for victims of gender violence and institutional betrayal, Kathleen Finlay is an unwavering voice for the right of everyone to be treated with dignity and inclusiveness and for making compassion the new normal.

Preparing for the CTV National News segment with producer Elizabeth St. Philip and videographer Lucien Millette. It was this segment, reported by CTV’s chief medical correspondent Avis Favaro, that introduced Canada to Kathleen’s campaign for 9-8-8 technology for suicide prevention.


She is founder and CEO of The Center for Patient Protection and founder of the ZerONow Campaign.  Visited every day by professionals, scholars and individuals from around the world, these neoteric advocacy clinics have focused on providing trauma-informed, compassion-based support to victims and game-changing policy innovations that address systemic challenges in the workplace, in the healthcare system, in mental health and in the lives of the most vulnerable. 

In 2021, Kathleen formed ZeroHarmNow Advisors, and its companion compassion innovation lab, which advises top leaders and public institutions on building and delivering robust caring practices and dignity-affirming content in the workplace and wherever they are most needed.

Kathleen Finlay in another compassion conversation with CTV News Channel anchor Angie Seth.


Kathleen’s work is regularly cited by scholars and legislators and her commentary, interviews and ideas frequently appear in leading media platforms.

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ZeroHarmNow Advisors acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

Kathleen Finlay’s Advocacy Clinics