about CIOCD

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Mission Statement

Educate the mental health community and the public about the psychopathology and evidence based treatments for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related disorders through the life span.

Advance best practice, evidence based specialized treatment for OCD and related disorders across Canada.

Initiate and oversee the CIOCD Affiliate Outreach Educational Program with representation from every Canadian province.

Develop and oversee the International Specialty OCD Standards and Certification/Accreditation Program through the life span.

Support national and international scientific research on OCD designed to improve specialized clinical practice.

CIOCD Activities

Collaboration with government, universities, institutions, and treatment centers to achieve CIOCD mandates

Promotion of clinical and research collaboration by OCD experts

Education, training, consultation, and supervision for varied professionals related to OCD and related disorders

International establishment of specialty knowledge and competency standards recommended for specialized treatments for OCD through the lifespan

Implementation of certification for mental health professionals and accreditation for programs or centers in evidence based specialized treatments for OCD through the life span, based on the specialty knowledge and competency standards established

Presentations, lectures, workshops,  and support groups or OCD sufferers and families

Advancement of scientific research on OCD to improve specialized clinical practice


The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders is a Not-for-Profit Corporation

under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act,

and a Registered Charity under the Income Tax Act

with charitable registration number 805819117RR0001.