Public Event: Filling Gaps in Care

Public Event
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 7:00-8:30 PM
Filling Gaps in Care: Perspective of the Registrar of the College of Psychologists of Ontario
Dr. Tony DeBono
Registrar and Executive Director, College of Psychologists of Ontario
Shawn Fisk
Educator and facilitator


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Join us for an insightful, engaging and thought-provoking event as educator and ON-BPD board member Shawn Fisk engages Tony DeBono, Registrar of the College of Psychologists in conversation about barriers to care for those living with BPD, their families and loved ones. Learn about Tony's passion for high-quality care and about what is being (or can be) done to bust stigma, address barriers and cultivate hope and possibilities for lives worth living and better tomorrows. Bring your questions and/or better yet, share them in advance by sending them by email to We look forward to seeing you.

About the speakers

Dr. Tony DeBonoDr. DeBono is the Registrar and Executive Director of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Tony received his doctoral degree in Clinical-Developmental Psychology from York University after completing his pre-doctoral internship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In addition to his psychology training, Tony earned his Master of Business Administration from Queen's University and Cornell University. Tony is passionate about high-quality care for young people experiencing pervasive emotion dysregulation and emerging Borderline Personality Disorder. He has published research and has worked on a mental health inpatient with young people and their families. Tony has also served on the Board of Directors of ON-BPD. Prior to being appointed to the College, Tony was working on transformational initiatives at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and providing quality improvement leadership for a regional referral hub for mental health and addictions services.

Informed by lived, living, and professional expertise, Shawn Fisk is a passionate educator, clinician, facilitator, and public speaker. As a subject matter expert, who speaks from the service provider and living wisdom perspectives, Shawn provides guidance and training in systems stigma navigation, person-first language, substance use health, mental health, self-determination, compassion and allyship.

This Public Lecture is free of charge and open to all.

The Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder, a registered charity for family members and caregivers, acknowledges with gratitude the past support of the Ottawa Community Foundation and the Bell Let’s Talk Community Fund in making ON-BPD public lecture events possible.