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24 December 2019

Michèle Langlois
President of ON-BPD and
Facilitator of Family Connections courses

As we head into the Holiday Season and end of 2019, I wish to share highlights of ON-BPD’s journey over the past year and recognize the invaluable contribution of our Board, Course Leaders, Members, and Course Graduates in their support of families and loved ones with BPD in our community.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 7:00 PM

Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder | Le réseau d’Ottawa pour le trouble de personnalité limite

Free Public Lecture


 New Vision at The Royal

 Joanne Bezzubetz, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer The Royal


Radically Open: Training Mindfulness and Compassion for Self and Others

Presenters: Dr. Marie-Eve Martel C.Psych. & Dr. Kimberly Sogge C.Psych., Ottawa River Psychology

When: Saturday May 11, 2019 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Where: The Royal, 1145 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Room 1424

OTTAWA, October 17, 2018 – Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder (ON-BPD) is pleased to have received a $12,500 grant from the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund to support the delivery of the Family Connections™ program by TeleConnections, a first of its kind in Canada.  TeleConnections will provide the 12-week Family Connections™ program in a series of telephone conferences to people outside of Ottawa, particularly those in rural areas of northern and eastern Ontario and western Quebec, with peer-to-peer and family-to-family support groups. 

On Wednesday October 17, 2018, ON-BPD held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) since incorporating last year.  The organization’s President, Michele Langlois, presided over the meeting and provided members with an update of our accomplishments and described some of our upcoming initiatives, including TeleConnections, which will provide families in rural areas outside Ottawa the opportunity to take the Family Connections™ program by teleconference.

NOVEMBER 21, 2018

We are planning to offer the Family Connections® course on weekday evenings from January to March 2019 (exact dates to be determined). Those interested should indicate on the application form that they would like to register for the evening course. There will also be another course offered on Saturday mornings.

We are planning to offer the TeleConnections course in Ottawa for the first time this winter, thanks to the support from the Bell Let's Talk Community Fund.  Dates of the course:  Every Saturday morning for 12 weeks, beginning in January, 2019 and ending in April, 2019.  Applicants can use the usual Family Connections application form, available on the ON-BPD website.

Public Lecture

The Royal, Auditorium, 1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Stepped Care for Borderline Personality Disorder

Dr. Ronald Fraser, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC

Head, Inpatient Detoxification Services, Addictions Unit Director,