Category: News Release


Register now! The annual conference is a key opportunity to explore new perspectives, reconnect with colleagues and learn from the passions of others in the field of psychiatry. Online sessions feature the latest discoveries in clinical practice and research. Learn about new policy initiatives and be empowered to create lasting positive ... Read More
September 22, 2020Rob Cornforth


In addition to this fall’s virtual annual conference, the CPA will add regular webinars to its CPD offerings to support members in meeting their MOC requirements. To help CPA’s CPD committee develop and schedule learning activities, we are looking for your feedback. The short nine-question survey will take no more ... Read More
September 15, 2020Rob Cornforth


Psychiatrists are frequently asked about the potential uses of cannabis and cannabinoid products to treat mental illnesses. To help inform members and educate the public, the CPA has systematically reviewed the existing literature on RCTs examining potential beneficial uses of cannabis and cannabinoid products to treat mental illness in adults. Read ... Read More
September 9, 2020Rob Cornforth


While clinicians may voluntarily decide to proffer themselves as an expert in disability evaluations, psychological harm cases, family court issues, criminal matters or other issues, these roles are specialized and require training, experience and expertise to navigate. CPA’s new position paper makes recommendations on how to proceed with independent medical ... Read More
September 9, 2020Rob Cornforth


CPA currently has a few available mentors in the following areas of specialty: Psychodynamic psychotherapy, early-age trauma, sexual abuse, preconceptual trauma, child trauma  Leadership & administration, shared/collaborative care, quality improvement  Psycho-oncology  Sports, Mental Fitness, Peak Performance Operational Stress Injury, Occupational Therapy, Psychiatric/Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery, Research, Bioethics If interested, please contact, ... Read More
July 2, 2020Rob Cornforth


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 ... Read More
June 19, 2020super


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 ... Read More
June 3, 2020Rob Cornforth


Attention: News, Health, Medical and Lifestyle Editors Ottawa, Mar. 13, 2020 — People with a psychiatric illness should not be discriminated against solely on the basis of their disability, and should have available the same options regarding medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as available to all Canadians, says the Canadian Psychiatric ... Read More
March 13, 2020Rob Cornforth


COMMUNIQUÉ Attention: News, Health, Medical and Lifestyle Editors Sept. 26, 2019, Ottawa— As the federal election campaign approaches its mid-point, the Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) welcomes Monday’s commitment by the Liberal Party of Canada to increase federal investments in health care, particularly its promise to set national standards for access to mental ... Read More
October 8, 2019Rob Cornforth