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The CIOCD Affiliate Educational Outreach Program

The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders is dedicated to improving the quality and

accessibility of specialized clinical care for children, adolescents, and adults who are suffering from

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders across Canada as well as internationally.

Additional specialized OCD Treatment Centers and development of specialty residential programs for severe

OCD are required. The global need for dissemination of expertise

and increased resources to effectively assess and treat OCD is urgent.


The Canadian Affiliate Outreach Educational Program is comprised of exclusively Canadian

professional members with outreach and representation across Canada.


The Scientific Advisory Committee includes 46 national and international OCD experts

and other professionals.


The International Accreditation Task Force (ATF) comprises

57 pediatric, youth, and adult OCD experts

representing 14 nations along with Canada (Please see the Accreditation Page).


The Consumer Volunteer and Networking Group is headed by a dedicated young woman, Ms. Lori Merling.

New participants are welcome.

The 100% Canadian CIOCD Affiliate Educational Outreach Program

The CIOCD is dedicated to being informed and responsive to the needs

of Canadian colleagues and OCD sufferers.

The mandate of the Canadian Affiliate Outreach Educational Program (AOEP) is professional representation

and a designated “Affiliate Coordinator” from every Canadian province and region.

Participants are advising the CIOCD about available services, current training programs,

and urgent treatment needs across Canada.

The AEOP is currently conducting a formal funded national survey

of specialized services and training for OCD.


Introductory and intermediate educational and training seminars, classes, workshops, clinical supervision,

and consultation will be made available to varied Canadian professional groups to build upon existing resources.

An advanced training program for mental health professionals and centers

is under empirically based examination and development.


The AEOP mandate also includes consumer representation and input from every Canadian province and region.

Community leaders, local groups, and OCD sufferers and their families are invited to become involved

and to network with the Institute. Educational outreach initiatives, presentations, lectures, and support groups

will be made available to OCD sufferers and families across Canada.

Information required for informed treatment choices

will be provided to individuals in remote regions.

Canadian services for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders through the lifespan

can be found on the Public page of this website.


Thank you to the many donors who have supported crucial CIOCD programs

and to the Webster Foundation for the generous gift 

of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars in support of the AEOP.

Your gift can change the life of a person suffering from OCD.

New participants are welcome.

For further information please Contact Us

The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

Head Office

Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower,

22 Adelaide St W,

Toronto, ON, Canada M5H 4E3

Phone: 1-514-484-5523
e-mail: connect@CIOCD.ca