Category: 2023


A position paper released today by the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) outlines core skills, best clinical practices, and important ethical considerations when evaluating autonomy and consent in requests for medical assistance in dying (MAID) when mental illness is present. This new guidance, Capacity Assessments and the Assessment of Voluntariness in the ... Read More
November 23, 2023Rob Cornforth


Dr. Hygiea Casiano brings a blend of clinical, educational and research experience to her role as president of the CPA. She is both a forensic and a child and youth psychiatrist at the University of Manitoba where she is an assistant professor of psychiatry, the medical director of adult forensic ... Read More
October 21, 2023Rob Cornforth


Toronto-based researcher Dr. Danielle Baribeau was announced Saturday, October 21, 2023 as this year’s recipient of the CIHR – CPA Glenda M. MacQueen Memorial Career Development Award for Women in Psychiatry from the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA) and the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA). This career development ... Read More
October 19, 2023Rob Cornforth