Welcome to the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault (CAPA) website. Here you will find information about CAPA’s mandate, events, and other relevant information about anti-psychiatry in Canada and worldwide.
CAPA is an organization that is focused on strategic activism. As such, CAPA does not deal with direct service. If you are interested in accessing services, please visit our links page for resources. Strategic activism involves developing actions that are part of a larger campaign aimed at achieving specific goals. Currently, CAPA members are working on developing strategies and actions aimed at curtailing the use of psychiatric drugs and electroshock. If you share these goals and you are interested in joining CAPA, please review CAPA’s membership requirements.
For information about the feminist anti-electroshock campaign, please our Upcoming Events page.
While CAPA is an independent organization, this website connects with the work of OISE/UT faculty member Dr. Bonnie Burstow and her students, in particular the courses AEC1408, Working with Survivors of Trauma, and AEC1409, Creative Empowerment Work with the Disenfranchised.