Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

September 09, 2014 10:48 ET

Media Advisory: Her Excellency Sharon Johnston to Receive Special Recognition Award from the Canadian Psychiatric Association

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 9, 2014) - Her Excellency Sharon Johnston will attend the Canadian Psychiatric Association's (CPA) 64th Annual Conference at The Westin Harbour Castle, in Toronto, on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

On this occasion, she will deliver an address and will accept the Special Recognition Award, which is being presented to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Johnston for their significant contributions in the area of mental health:

"It is with great honour that David and I will accept this award. During this mandate, we are adding our own voices to the national effort to reduce stigma and show that mental illness is a matter of health like any physical disease," said Her Excellency. "We have witnessed the tremendous compassion and immense capacity Canadians have to be innovative and engaged in addressing mental health."

About the Canadian Psychiatric Association's Annual Conference

The CPA's Conference is the largest psychiatric continuing professional development program in Canada. Each year, more than 1 200 psychiatrists and other mental health care professionals attend the conference to keep up-to-date on the latest research, to exchange ideas, and to network with colleagues from across the country. For more information, visit

Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

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Contact Information

  • Marie-Eve Letourneau
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    613-302-0912 (cell.)

    Helene Cote
    Senior Communications Specialist
    Canadian Psychiatric Association
    613-613-297-5038 (cell.)