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Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health



The Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health NPOP-C) is committed to providing clinical service, education and support of the highest quality to communities throughout Ontario, but in particular to communities that are rural or remote, or are considered under-serviced in terms of access to mental health care. We work collaboratively with communities to provide community-relevant service and education.


Dr. Heather Flett, NPOP-C program

Dr. Allison Crawford, Nunavut program

Consultant services

NPOP-C evolved from a 1993 Underserviced Area Program Committee. What began early in 1994 with consultation service to Kenora expanded in 1995 to include the communities of Parry Sound, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, Sioux Lookout and Timmins. NPOP-C has continued to grow, with over 50 faculty consultants providing care across Ontario, including to Atikokan, Kenora, New Liskeard, North Bay, Parry Sound, Sault St. Marie, Sioux Lookout, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Timmins and Wawa.

We also provide psychiatry outreach to the Qikiqtani, Region of Nunavut, with monthly consultation visits by psychiatrists to Arctic Bay, Cape Dorset, Clyde River, Hall Beach, Igloolik, Kimmirut, Pangnirtung, Pond Inlet, and Qikiqtarjuaq, as well as the regional centre Iqaluit. Residents actively participate in this service through electives.


In affiliation with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, NPOP-C promotes northern outreach opportunities to psychiatry residents. Through a program of short electives and longer core and selective rotations, in collaboration with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, NPOP-C provides a wide range of placements for psychiatric residents to experience supervised training in remote and rural areas.

Resident electives extend our core clinical service mandate by providing a means to implement long-term changes in training, recruitment, retention and career development opportunities for psychiatrists in northern Ontario. This resident training offers the potential to contribute to meeting the health and human resource needs of northern Ontario communities.

NPOP-C electives are available in Kenora, New Liskeard, Parry Sound, Kapuskasing, Sault Ste. Marie, Sioux Lookout, Thunder Bay, North Bay Timmins and Wawa. We can also facilitate electives in many other northern communities.

If you are interested or would like to know more about doing an elective in one of these sites, please contact Nimira Lalani at 416-535-8501  ext. 34971.

Partnership communities in northern Ontario


Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program at CAMH
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Ursula Franklin St.
Toronto, ON M5S 2S1

Dr. Heather Flett, Director, NPOP-C program
Tel: 416-946-3074
Fax: 416-979-6902


Dr. Allison Crawford, Director, Nunavut program
Tel.: 416 535-8501 ext. 30318
Fax: 416 979-6902


David Mastey, Manager
Tel.: 416 535-8501 ext. 30352
Fax: 416 979-6902


Cameron Sharp, Administrative Secretary
Tel.: 416 535-8501 ext. 36180
Fax: 416-979-6902

Nimira Lalani, Education Specialist
Tel.: 416-535-8501 ext. 34971
Fax: 416-979-6902