Category: News Release


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