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 Welcome

The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry welcomes members of the public, child and adolescent psychiatrists, physicians and allied health professionals to our web site promoting the mental health of children and youth and the professional affairs of Canada’s child and adolescent psychiatrists.

On this site you will find:

  • Members have access to a members’ forum, a members’ directory and the means to update their personal information profile and pay their dues;
  • CACAP’s Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry / Journal de l’Académie canadienne de psychiatrie de l’enfant et de l’adolescent;
  • Ways to contribute to advocacy for the mental health of children, youth and families;
  • How to join if you are a child and adolescent psychiatrist, a physician or allied health professional with online applications and renewal;
  • Information about the profession of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Professional development information and standards of continuing maintenance of competence for child and adolescent psychiatrists.
  • The annual scientific conference of the association with online abstract submission and registration;
  • Job opportunities; and
  • Information about CACAP.

We welcome your comments about our site. You may contact us at: cacap@cacap-acpea.org.

CACAP does not provide individual consultations, or referrals to specific child/adolescent psychiatrists.

Mission

The Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a national organization of child and adolescent psychiatrists and other professionals in Canada, committed to advancing the mental health of children, youth and families through promotion of excellence in care, advocacy, education, research and collaboration with other professionals.

Vision

CACAP is a national leader in child and youth psychiatry collaboratively advancing the mental health care of children, youth and families through advocacy, education, and expertise.

President’s Message

Mental health problems amongst children and youth are common. An estimated 1.2 million children and youth in Canada are affected. Compared to any other age group, transitional age youth are most likely to experience mental illness and/or substance use disorders yet they are often not well supported as they transition from pediatric to adult health care. Furthermore, about 70% of adults affected by mental illness cite difficulties starting in childhood or adolescence.

There is a shortage of child and adolescent psychiatrists to meet the need and access to specialized care is limited.

To add to this, 2020 has been a very tough year. The pandemic has and continues to have a significant impact on the lives of Canadian families. Many face social injustices with resulting impacts on mental health.

Our organization is committed to being a national leader in Child and Youth Psychiatry collaboratively advancing the mental health care of children, youth and families through advocacy, education and expertise. We seek to partner with youth and families and with colleagues in our field and in related fields to support and advocate for children, youth and their families affected by mental illness and those facing social injustices.

President’s Bio