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Percentage of Canadians affected by eating disorders in their lifetime: 3% of women and 0.3% of men (S1)


The Award of Merit: The OPA’s highest award honours an individual, group or organization that has made a significant or sustaining contribution to the profession of psychology and the OPA.
The Lifetime Achievement Award: This award is a rare honour presented to an OPA member who has demonstrated a very high commitment and involvement in the OPA over a long period of time.
The Public Education Award: This award recognizes an individual, group, department or committee who have undertaken projects or initiatives that reach out to the community, offering information about psychological services and the role psychology can play in everyday life. Consideration will be given to initiatives geared to areas of personal interest, public interest or current policy development by local or provincial governments.
The Dr. Ruth Berman Award: Established to honour Dr. Berman for her years of service to the OPA as its Executive Director, this award will be granted to an Early Career Psychologist who demonstrates effort in the promotion and enhancement of the profession and/or the OPA’s activities.
The Dr. Harvey Brooker Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching: Named after Dr. Brooker in recognition of his long-standing contributions to education in clinical psychology. This award is presented to a psychologist or psychological associate who exemplifies the highest standards of excellence in the clinical training of psychology students.
The Barbara Wand Award: Named in honour of Dr. Wand, former Registrar of the Ontario Board of Examiners in Psychology, this award recognizes an individual in the discipline of psychology who has made a significant contribution to excellence in professional ethics and standards.
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