OPA Mission

The Ontario Psychiatric Association is the provincial voice of Ontario's Psychiatrists. The OPA serves to:

  • Facilitate the exchange of scientific information
  • Promote the optimal level of professional development and practice
  • Advocate for the mentally ill and their families
  • Represent members to governments, universities, and other medical associations
  • Promote the prevention of mental disorders in the province of Ontario

Ontario Psychiatric Association Anti-Racism Statement

MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020

The Ontario Psychiatric Association (OPA) unequivocally condemns all forms of anti-Black Racism and stands in solidarity with those standing up and speaking up about the injustices faced by Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour in Ontario, Canada, and the Global Community. Psychiatrists have an important role to play in addressing the disproportionate impact of violence and coercion on patients of colour. We must not only acknowledge and reckon with the impact of systemic racism on our most vulnerable and marginalized patients, but we must also rise up and do the work to dismantle oppressive structures and work towards a more just and equitable healthcare system. The OPA is committed to addressing the issue of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging through words and deeds as we move forward as a profession and as a community. 

On behalf of the OPA Council,

Javeed Sukhera
OPA President, March 2019 - June 2020


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