News Releases

2017

17

Sep2017
—Ottawa, ON, September 17, 2017— Last night the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) welcomed Dr. Nachiketa Sinha as its new CPA President. Dr. Sinha is a consultant-psychiatrist practicing in New Brunswick, as well as an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. His clinical interests centre around ... Read More
September 17, 2017Jadranka Bacic

15

Sep2017
—Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2017— On September 16, 2017, the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) will confer its highest civilian award, a President’s Commendation, to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in appreciation for his outstanding contribution to improving the mental health of Canadians. “In both his private and public life, ... Read More
September 15, 2017Jadranka Bacic

28

Aug2017
—Ottawa, ON, August 28, 2017— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is pleased to see the federal, provincial and territorial governments agree on a Common Statement of Principles on Shared Health Priorities that was released earlier this week. The CPA views the common statement as a roadmap that ... Read More
August 28, 2017Jadranka Bacic

19

Apr2017
—Ottawa, ON, April 19, 2017— Protecting the mental health of Canadians, and young Canadians in particular, should be a key component of the federal government’s Cannabis Act, says the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). The CPA underscores the need for caution in allowing access to cannabis for those under age ... Read More
April 19, 2017Jadranka Bacic

12

Apr2017
—Ottawa, ON, April 12, 2017— With the federal government set to legalize marijuana on or before July 1, 2018, the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) has released a statement today highlighting the importance of safeguarding the mental wellness of youth and young adults in the forthcoming legislation. “There is ... Read More
April 12, 2017Jadranka Bacic

23

Mar2017
—Ottawa, ON, March 23, 2017— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is very pleased to see the federal government confirm its investments of $5 billion over the next 10 years dedicated to mental health initiatives across the country. “We applaud the federal government for its leadership in recognizing the importance ... Read More
March 23, 2017Jadranka Bacic

2016

25

Sep2016
—Toronto, ON, September 25, 2016— Last night the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) welcomed Dr. M.S. Renuka Prasad as its new CPA President. Dr. Renuka Prasad is a clinical professor of psychiatry with the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of Psychiatry, and a consultant psychiatrist for Saskatoon Health Region. With a busy ... Read More
September 25, 2016Jadranka Bacic

25

Sep2016
—Toronto, ON, September 25, 2016— Last night the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) presented its CPA President’s Commendation to Margaret Trudeau in appreciation for her important role as a mental health advocate. “Her ability to transform her struggle with bipolar disorder is an inspiration,” said CPA President, Dr. Sonu ... Read More
September 25, 2016Jadranka Bacic

26

Apr2016
—Ottawa, ON, April 14, 2016— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is pleased that today the federal government committed to further study the unique implications of requests for medical assistance in dying (MAID) where mental illness is the sole underlying medical condition. “A more considered and less rushed approach ... Read More
April 26, 2016Jadranka Bacic

23

Mar2016
—Ottawa, ON, March 23, 2016— While yesterday’s budget did not announce significant investments in mental health for 2016, Canadian psychiatrists are encouraged that access to mental health services was named as a priority for the First Minister’s health accord currently under negotiation with the provinces and territories. ... Read More
March 23, 2016Jadranka Bacic

2015

23

Mar2016
—Ottawa, ON, March 23, 2016— While yesterday’s budget did not announce significant investments in mental health for 2016, Canadian psychiatrists are encouraged that access to mental health services was named as a priority for the First Minister’s health accord currently under negotiation with the provinces and territories. ... Read More
March 23, 2016Jadranka Bacic

08

Dec2015
—Ottawa, ON, December 8, 2015— Today’s Wait Time Alliance (WTA) Report is a stark reminder that for the seventh consecutive year no visible progress has been made in measuring how well the health system meets the psychiatric needs of Canadians. The report, which grades provincial and national ... Read More
December 8, 2015Jadranka Bacic

12

Nov2015
—Ottawa, ON, November 12, 2015— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) applauds Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan for his quick response to a Canadian Forces report on suicide released this Tuesday. The report indicates that deployment may be emerging as a risk factor for suicide, in particular in connection ... Read More
November 12, 2015Jadranka Bacic

03

Oct2015
—Vancouver, BC, October 2, 2015— Today the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) elected Dr. Pamela Forsythe as its first-ever female Board Chair. She replaces Dr. Don Addington who has been Chair of the CPA Board since 2009. Throughout her career Dr. Forsythe has striven to reduce the discrimination ... Read More
October 3, 2015Jadranka Bacic

03

Oct2015
—Vancouver, BC, October 3, 2015— Last night the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) welcomed Dr. Sonu Gaind as its new CPA President. Dr. Sonu Gaind is an Associate Professor with the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry and a past-president of the Ontario Psychiatric. He has been actively involved in ... Read More
October 3, 2015Jadranka Bacic

03

Oct2015
—October 3, 2015, Vancouver— Last night the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) recognized exceptional psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and individuals for their contributions to the mental health of Canadians. Dr. Ronald Fraser from Truro, Nova Scotia, was awarded the CPA C.A. Roberts Award for Clinical Leadership for the significant improvements he ... Read More
October 3, 2015Jadranka Bacic

02

Oct2015
—Vancouver, BC, October 2, 2015— Today the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) made public a joint position statement on the indiscriminate sharing of information regarding police assistance with the U.S. border authorities. “The APA is pleased to partner with the Canadian Psychiatric Association ... Read More
October 2, 2015Jadranka Bacic

30

Sep2015
—Vancouver, BC, September 30, 2015— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) applauds Liberal leader, Justin Trudeau’s promise to negotiate a new Health Accord with provinces and territories—an accord that would include mental health as a priority. The Liberals announced they would establish a pan-Canadian Expert Advisory Council on Mental Health ... Read More
September 30, 2015Jadranka Bacic

15

Sep2015
—Ottawa, ON, September 15, 2015— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) applauds NDP leader, Tom Mulcair’s promise to establish a $100-million mental health innovation fund for children and youth and for bringing much deserved attention to mental health care during the federal election campaign. “Psychiatrists, along with many other ... Read More
September 15, 2015Jadranka Bacic

02

Jun2015
Ottawa, ON, June 2, 2015— The routine use of antipsychotics, like Zyprexa (olanzapine) and Seroquel (quetiapine), should not be used to treat primary insomnia in children, adults or the elderly, say Canadian psychiatrists. This information is part of a series of 13 evidence-based recommendations made by the ... Read More
June 2, 2015Jadranka Bacic

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Apr2015
— Ottawa, ON, April 22, 2015— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) applauds the federal government’s budget announcement to renew the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s mandate for 10 years beyond its original term of 2007-2017. The CPA, along with many mental health organizations, advocated for the establishment ... Read More
April 22, 2015Jadranka Bacic

06

Feb2015
—Ottawa, ON, February 6, 2015— In light of today’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling striking down the law prohibiting doctor-assisted death, the Canadian Psychiatric Association will seek to work with legislators as they draft new law governing medical aid in dying to ensure patient needs are respected and the ... Read More
February 6, 2015Jadranka Bacic

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Jan2015
—Ottawa, ON, January 22, 2015— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) welcomes the launch of the first phase of the project Informing the Future: Mental Health Indicators for Canada, released today by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). This MHCC initiative will lead to the creation of ... Read More
January 22, 2015Jadranka Bacic

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Sep2014
—Ottawa, ON, September 23, 2014— The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) agrees with Canadians that federal leadership is needed on wait times in health care. This is particularly true in mental health. A new Nanos poll commissioned by the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) and released today found eight out ... Read More
September 23, 2014Jadranka Bacic

03

Jun2014
—Ottawa, ON, June 3, 2014— The Canadian Psychiatric Association is disappointed that the Wait Time Alliance Report released today highlights that, for the sixth consecutive year, no progress has been made in publicly releasing wait times for psychiatric care. “This is unacceptable given the unmet need among people with ... Read More
June 3, 2014Jadranka Bacic
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