Category: News Release


The CPA invites members to indicate their interest in joining a task force that will: Provide education and resources on psychiatry’s history regarding structural racism. Using an intersectional lens, explain the current impact of structural racism on the mental health of patients and of colleagues. Propose specific actions the CPA ... Read More
October 20, 2021Rob Cornforth


Starting Jan. 1, 2022, the CJP will move to an online only format for members. Your access to the latest peer-reviewed scientific articles will not change. The journal will continue to provide a forum for psychiatry professionals to share their findings with clinicians and researchers from around the world. Content ... Read More
October 14, 2021Rob Cornforth


The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is a member of HEAL, Organizations for Health Action, and officially supports HEAL’s Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination of Healthcare Workers. As psychiatrists, we recognize that many of the patients we care for are at heightened risk of COVID-19 infection due to poverty, homelessness, or living ... Read More
October 7, 2021Rob Cornforth


Please note: The following statement deals with topics that may be triggering. The Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) is deeply disturbed by the recoveries in recent months of Indigenous children from unmarked graves at residential institutions across Canada. This, along with the horrific death of Joyce Echaquan, serve as reminders of both historical ... Read More
September 30, 2021Rob Cornforth


The MOC credit reporting deadline is coming up: will you have the required 25 hours in each of the three sections of the program by the end of your five-year cycle? Register for the CPA annual conference from Oct. 14 – 16 and earn up to 16.5 section 1 credits and ... Read More
September 24, 2021Rob Cornforth


CPA is pleased to announce that members can now save 30 per cent off the regular price of the accredited self-assessment program, Directions in Psychiatry. Each CPA-accredited volume of the Directions in Psychiatry program offers participants up to 25 hours in section 3 of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program of ... Read More
September 24, 2021Rob Cornforth


Psychiatrists’ clinical expertise and input are vital to establish appropriate safeguards, evidence-based guidance and protocols for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) on the sole basis of a mental disorder, says a new Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) discussion paper released today.   People whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental disorder (MD-SUMC) are temporarily ... Read More
August 16, 2021Rob Cornforth


It's official. The CPA will welcome its new Board chair, Dr. Alison Freeland, at the Annual General Meeting this fall. Dr. Freeland is Vice President of Education, Academic Affairs and Patient Experience at Trillium Health Partners, and Associate Dean, Mississauga Campus, at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. She ... Read More
June 3, 2021Rob Cornforth


In collaboration with the CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction (CIHR-INMHA), the CPA is proud to launch the Glenda M. MacQueen Memorial Career Development Award for Women in Psychiatry. This annual award was created to honour the remarkable accomplishments of the late Glenda MacQueen, and support the early-stage development of women who ... Read More
May 31, 2021Rob Cornforth


Just over 40 per cent of member respondents agreed or strongly agreed that persons whose sole underlying medical condition is a mental disorder should be considered for eligibility for medical assistance in dying (MAiD), says results from the most recent Canadian Psychiatric Association (CPA) survey. In comparison, 27 per cent of ... Read More
March 18, 2021Rob Cornforth