Pat Capponi

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Pat Capponi (born 1949) is a Canadian author and an advocate for mental health issues and poverty issues in Canada. She lives in Toronto. Her works include several nonfiction titles and a mystery novel series.

She has also served as a board member at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto and as a member of the Advocacy Commission in Ontario.

She is openly lesbian.[1]

She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2015.[2]

From Surviving To Advising[edit]

Capponi is the co-facilitator of the "From Surviving To Advising" initiative undertaken by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The effort brings together consumer-survivors with psychiatry residents to allow those with lived experience to work with residents to understand new perspectives of recovery.




  1. ^ Kathryn Church, Forbidden Narratives: Critical Autobiography as Social Science. p. 26.
  2. ^ "Four Nova Scotians among Order of Canada honourees". The Chronicle-Herald, July 1, 2015.

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