Queer in Practice (QuiP)

An advocacy and mentorship group within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto

A group of residents, medical students, and staff have developed an advocacy and mentorship group within the Department of Psychiatry, and we invite you to join us!

Queer in Practice (QuiP) aims to foster Mentoring, Support, Advocacy and Education in relation to LGBTQ2+ mental health.

Our goals are as follows:

1. Mentorship: To foster professional connections on a one-to-one and group basis, inviting staff psychiatrists, residents and medical students to take part.

2. Support: To advance support for queer mental health practitioners, trainees and care for LGBTQ2+ populations.

3. Advocacy: To advocate for the development of mental health services focused upon improving wellness for the LGBTQ2+ community.

4. Education: To help educate medical learners, psychiatrists, and other mental health practitioners on queer mental health issues and culturally-competent care.

We will be hosting various educational events throughout the year, and hope to establish a community of practice for practitioners, patients, and allies with the shared goal of improving the LGBTQ2+ experience with psychiatry and mental health care more generally. All are welcome to join.

If you are interested in learning more about our initiative and upcoming events, please sign up for our listserv by entering your contact information into the linked Google Form.

Note: Members names and contact information will remain private and will not be distributed.

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Upcoming events

Transforming Healthcare - Panel Discussion on Gender-Affirming Care

Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Speakers: Dr. Ian Armstrong, Douglas Lebo, Leighton Schreyer
Registration Link: bit.ly/quiptranshealth

Past events

Mental Health Needs for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Speakers: Dr. Rosanne Mills, Mr. Chris Hnain
Registration Link: bit.ly/MentalHealthAndHIV

Presenters: Dr. Finola D’Souza and Mr. Ben Omoregie 

QuiP: 2SLGBTQ+ Refugee Mental Health and Annual General Meeting

Date: October 20, from 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online via Zoom
Register now!

Presenters: Dr. Finola D’Souza and Mr. Ben Omoregie 

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Date: March 31 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Register now!

Presenters: Margo Kennedy MSW, Brendan Lyver, Dr. Christian Schulz-Quach

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LGBTQ Legal Rights in Canada; a History and Future Challenges

Date: November 25, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Online via Zoom
Register now!

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Crystal Meth Use in the LGBTQ2S+ Population

Date: August 11 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Speakers: Dr. Tim Guimond, Daniel Bois RN, Dr. Matthew Haaland
Online via Zoom

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity; Educational Initiatives & Approaches for  LGBTQ2S+ Populations in psychiatry across Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Education

Date: Thursday, January 28th, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Online via Zoom

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Queer Spaces in a Post-COVID World

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Online via Zoom

The Queer in Psychiatry (QuiP) group inaugural event!

Date: Thursday August 22nd

Time: 6:30 pm to 9 pm.

Location: The Beaver Cafe, 1192 Queen Street West

Who: You and all your friends!

Trans and Gender Diverse Affirmative Care: Perspectives of the CAMH Gender Identity Clinic

Date: Thursday February 13, 2020

Time: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Location: CAMH - 100 Stokes Street, 6th Floor, RM 6113 (Executive Boardroom) (Queen and Ossington)

You are welcome to RSVP to the event, though this is not required to attend.