Brooke Chambers is a mental health consultant, speaker, and trainer. Raised in Durham Region, she lives in Whitby, Ontario, Canada. She is the co-founder and President of Bernice Carnegie and Associates Inc., a consulting firm specializing in Black Anti-Racism and Mental Health Promotion and Training.
She was appointed to the Canadian Ministerial Advisory Council on Mental Health for the Government of Canada in 2018 as an advisor to the Federal Minister of Health. She is also a consulting member of Promoting Health Equity: The Mental Health of Black Canadians Working Group for The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and is a board member for the Ontario Peer Development Initiative (OPDI).
Brooke is a Wellness Recovery Facilitator WRAP and is a Speaker for Voices against Stigma Everywhere (VASE), a Peer Support Speakers Bureau for Durham Mental Health Services. Her newest consultancy role is as an Anti-racism trainer for TC Online, an international organization dedicated to stopping Human Trafficking.
In 1989 Brooke was the youngest police officer ever hired by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at the age of nineteen and the only black female at the time. In this role, Ms. Chambers served in traffic enforcement, accident investigation, coach officer, community engagement, strategic policy and planning, and fraud investigation.
Brooke left policing to pursue a career as a financial planner managing $60 million in assets and is a Professional Financial Planner (PFP). Brooke is currently continuing her studies at Ryerson University as a third-year student in Disability Studies. She is also the granddaughter of Canadian Hockey Icon Dr. Herbert H. Carnegie, the daughter of Bernice Carnegie, author of the book “AFly in a Pail of Milk, The Herbert H. CarnegieStory.”