The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) condemns racism, prejudice and discrimination in all forms, wherever it occurs, and stands in solidarity with colleagues and patients from Black, Indigenous, and other racialized communities. The killing of George Floyd in the US has invoked distress, fear, trauma, and outrage worldwide. The enduring effects ...
June 19, 2020super
The CPA invites members to indicate their interest in joining a working group that will lead member consultation and develop a discussion paper on MAiD that examines issues such as decisional capacity, informed consent and appropriate safeguards in the context of available evidence. Co-chaired by a representative from each of the ...
June 10, 2020Rob Cornforth
On Jun. 3, CPA president Dr. Georgina Zahirney appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadians’ mental health and describe how it has exacerbated structural inequities in the health care system for people with mental illnesses. Despite ...
June 3, 2020Rob Cornforth