A call to arms



Ormston, Edward F.

Canadian Psychology/Psychologie canadienne, Vol 55(1), Feb 2014, 5-9.

doi: 10.1037/a0035515





The Honourable Edward F. Ormston of the Ontario Court of Justice was asked to be the Honorary President of the Canadian Psychological Association for 2012–2013. He has long been concerned about people with mental health difficulties who come into contact with the legal system and as a result of his concern and compassion was instrumental in establishing the first Mental Health Court in Canada in Toronto. Justice Ormston provides a strong voice for psychological prevention and intervention services in Canada. At the 2013 CPA Convention in Quebec City, Justice Ormston gave a key note speech concerning the need to psychology to be more active in Canada’s health system. His speech is recreated in this article.