Mar 8, 2024  |  8:45am - 1:00pm

Advocacy Day 2024

Join us at U of T's iconic Hart House for a day exploring mental health and advocacy in the context of climate change and global crisis.

Advocacy Day provides education for psychiatry residents, faculty, and allied health professionals. Explore how to best support and advocate for your clients and communities in the context of a changing climate.

This year's theme is Climate, Global Crisis, and Mental Health.

Advocacy Day is a protected half-day for residents once over the course of 5 years. Residents are welcome to attend every year but will need to get the approval of their primary supervisor to attend if they have already attended a previous year's event.

This event is open to faculty, learners and allied health clinicians and professionals.

Register now.

In person at Hart House
7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3


Time Presentation
8:45 am - 9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

9:00 am - 9:45 am

How Can We Prevent Heat-Related Illness in People with Severe & Persistent Mental Illness?

9:40 am - 10:10 am

Advocacy in Action: Resident and Fellow perspectives

  • Out of the Cold: Advocacy Efforts on Respite Centres in Toronto

  • Education as Advocacy: Developing the e-learning course Hot and Bothered: A Primer on Climate Change for Psychiatry Residents

10:10 am - 10:20 am


10:20 am - 11:10 am

Keynote (delivered by Dr. Ojistoh Horn)

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Lunch & Exhibitor Fair (in the Great Hall)

A view of a crowd from above. The people in the crowd form the shape of a megaphone.