The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (CIOCD)
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 100% Canadian Affiliate Outreach Educational Program (AEOP) national network
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 71 experts on specialized treatments for OCD and related disorders through the lifespan
(pediatric, youth, and adult) 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.
Educational and training programs to foster early detection and intervention are offered to professionals.
A variety of educational and support events are available to the public. Community leaders, local groups,
and OCD sufferers and their families are involved and network with the Institute. Please see Public page for
listing of Canadian services for OCD and related Disorders.
The AEOP is currently conducting a formal funded national survey of specialized services
and training for OCD to identify and to address urgent national service needs.
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