News & Updates


Message from OPA President - Dr. Desi Brownstone

The Ontario Psychiatric Association Council is pleased to welcome Dr. Desi Brownstone as the new OPA President.

"Shortly after being asked to be President-Elect for this year I was asked what theme I would choose for my year. I looked back at the recent themes chosen by my predecessors. Their themes all expand on our roles as psychiatrists. But they triggered a question: What about our primary function?..."

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2017 OPA Fall Conference 

Saturday, October 7, 2017
The Faculty Club,
University of Toronto
41 Willcocks Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1C7

Guest Speaker – Les Greenberg

Leslie Greenberg, Ph.D. is Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario. He is the Director of the York University Psychotherapy Research Clinic and the developer of Emotion-focused therapy. He has authored the major texts on Emotion-focused approaches to treatment. He is the senior author on the on the original texts on Emotion-focused approaches to treatment of individuals and couples such as Facilitating Emotional Change (1993) and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (1988).

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2017 OPA Psychiatrist of the Year

The Ontario Psychiatric Association Council is pleased to announce Dr. Justin Geagea as the winner of the 2017 OPA Psychiatrist of the Year Award. 

Dr. Geagea is recognized for his outstanding contributions to clinical care for patients with schizophrenia and those who have serious and persistent mental illness, innovative educational programs, and leadership in advocating for an SPMI population that is underserved and stigmatized, as well as physicians.

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OPA 2017 TA Sweet Award – Mental Health Advocate of the Year

The OPA Council is pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 OPA TA Sweet Award – Mental Health Advocate of the Year – Michael Landsberg

Michael Landsberg speaks publicly about his personal battle with depression and considers his ability to help reduce the stigma of mental illness as his most important professional calling. In 2013, Landsberg’s documentary, Darkness and Hope: Depression, Sports and Me, was nominated for a 2013 Canadian Screen Award for Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series. Read more about Michael and the tremendous job he does as a mental health advocate.


OPA web site has a new look

The OPA web site has a new look and functionality – it is now mobile compatible and you can use it on all your devices.


OPA Council

OPA Council is regularly recruiting members for our committees. If anyone is interested in participating on one of the OPA committees or becoming more active in the organization, please contact the OPA office. For more information on the OPA Committees please click here.


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