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Welcome to the History of Madness in Canada

Bienvenue à l'histoire de la folie au Canada

This is a permanent, public Canadian website, created to enhance critical thinking, heritage preservation and historical research in the fields of psychiatric medicine and mental health.

The site is run by a collective which includes Canadian, American and British scholars and activists from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. We welcome national and international involvement from educators, researchers, mental health providers and psychiatric survivors. While we are currently operating mainly in English, we are committed to building a fully bilingual site.

This resource serves multiple roles:

  • A living, digital archive and resource hub, making valuable historical documents, bibliographies and multi-media sources publically available.
  • An educational tool, heightening awareness of mental health, fostering critical thought, and building technical literacy at the secondary and post-secondary levels.
  • The nucleus for a growing cluster of cooperative research projects which we believe will present the history of Canadian psychiatry to academic, community, governmental, and international audiences.

Use the left hand menu to find out more about our funders, our vision, and our collective.

For more information about the site please contact:

Robert Menzies, Simon Fraser University: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Megan Davies, York University: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it