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Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a subspecialty of psychiatry focused on the clinical care, research and teaching psychiatric and mental health disorders in children and youth.

It is an integral part of the University of Ottawa Department of Psychiatry focused on delivering state-of-the-art patient care in keeping with our vision of collaboration, innovation and excellence for all ages.

The Division offers a fully accredited subspecialty training program in Child and Adolescent psychiatry which recently underwent accreditation in the fall of 2016.

The Department has a varied membership with substantial clinical, teaching and research expertise in a broad range of areas. Division member are primarily associated with two institutions - the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the Royal Ottawa Mental Centre as well as in community practice settings. The Division offers a wide array of clinical and research training opportunities for residents, medical students and many other healthcare professionals. As well, several Division members are engaged in nationally and internationally recognized research in the areas of outcome management, eating disorders, dialectical behaviour therapy, emergency psychiatric care, anxiety, ADHD, sleep disorders and addictions.

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Continuing medical education

Through the generous financial support of the CHEO Psychiatry Associates (CPA), the CPA and Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry are able to offer a number of Continuing Medical Events throughout the year focusing on a variety of topics relevant to our subspecialty.

Additionally, many members of the Division participate in various CME activities alone or in conjunction with other Department of Psychiatry or Department of Medicine events. These events support continuing medical education for primary care practitioners or pediatricians for various children's mental health agencies in Ontario and the Eastern Ontario region.

Child Psychiatry Residency Training

Welcome to the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training page. At the University of Ottawa, we are pleased to offer a subspecialty training program that has been accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Application process

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program has the capacity to accommodate up to two residents per year. Applicants will be applying to this program for their PGY5 and PGY6 training years and we welcome applications from other universities.

Complete details on training requirements can be found on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Website under “Information by Subspecialty”. The Specialty Training Requirements (STR) document provides a good overview of training opportunities and requirements for a career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • Application deadline: September 1, 2023
  • The first offer of acceptance will be sent: October 26, 2023, at 14:00 pm Eastern time
  • Deadline for candidates to accept/decline the first offer of acceptance: October 30, 2023, at 12:00 pm Eastern time​

Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please send the Psychiatry Subspecialties Common Application Form (PDF, 312.5 KB) to our Program Director. You may send an electronic or paper version.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Program Director:
Dr. Marijana Jovanovic
Email: [email protected]

Contact information

Dr. Marjorie Robb
Acting Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Rd.
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H8L1
Email: [email protected]

Kristy Spencer
Admin Assistant
Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario
401 Smyth Rd.
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1H8L1
613-737-7600 ext. 2723
Email: [email protected]