OPA Membership


Membership in the Ontario Psychiatric Association is open to medical practitioners and healthcare professionals who qualify for membership, whose applications in writing for membership have received approval of Council and who have paid the appropriate fee.

Full Member

A Full Member is a legally qualified practitioner who is licensed to practice medicine in Ontario and is:

(a) Registered as a specialist in psychiatry by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and is in active practice, or,

(b) Teaching psychiatry in a university or other senior psychiatric position.


A Member-in-Training is a person who is registered in an approved, psychiatric, post-graduate training programme, or, in an undergraduate medical programme, in Ontario.

Associate Member

An Associate Member is any person who is a legally qualified medical practitioner or who occupies a position in nursing, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, or any other profession or occupation, closely related to psychiatry.

Life Member

A Life Member is any Member who has reached the age of 70 and who have been an Active Member in good standing for 30 consecutive years.

Inactive Member

An Inactive Member is a Full Member who has withdrawn from active practice in Ontario and has applied to be an Inactive Member. An Inactive Member may be reinstated as a Full Member upon notification to the Association that they have resumed practice in the province.

Honourary Member

An Honourary Member is a person whom the Association wishes to honour in accordance with criteria established by Council. Any member may nominate an individual to this membership category.

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