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
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 Cameron Sharp at 416 979-4971 ext. 34971.
Partnership communities in northern Ontario
- Atikokan: Atikokan General Hospital
- Blind River: Health Sciences North
- Elliot Lake: St. Joseph's General Hospital
- Kapuskasing: North Eastern Ontario Family and Children's Services
- Kenora: Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora / Lake of the Woods District Hospital
- New Liskeard: Temiskaming Hospital
- North Bay: North Bay Psychiatric Hospital
- Parry Sound: Canadian Mental Health Association Muskoka Parry Sound / West Parry Sound Health Centre
- Sault Ste. Marie: Sault Area Hospital
- Sioux Lookout: Meno-Ya-Win Health Centre
- Thunder Bay: Lakehead Psychiatric Hospital
- Timmins: Timmins and District Hospital
- Wawa: Lady Dunn Health Centre
Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program at CAMH
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
33 Russell Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2S1
Dr. Heather Flett, Director, NPOP-C program
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