Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. Dr. Kamkar is also Director – Badge of Life Canada (BOLC) which is a peer-led national charitable organization for Police and Corrections/First Responders across Canada who are dealing with psychological injuries suffered in the line of duty. She is a Director – Operation Lifesaver Canada – Funded by the Railway Association of Canada and Transport Canada focusing on National Action Plan for Railway Suicide Prevention and the Provincial Mental Health Advisor to St. John Ambulance Ontario’s Council. She is also part of the Federal PTSD Act Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, to support the development of the PTSD Federal Framework.
Dr. Kamkar is a Fellow & Member of the Collaborative Centre for Justice and Safety (CCJS) Advisory Council/ Dr. Kamkar is also involved in a number of other organizations.
One of her greatest interests is to provide education to the public to promote mental health awareness and well-being. Her areas include Mental Health Promotion and Well-Being, Workplace Mental Health, Stress/Anxiety Management, Work/Life Balance and Building Resiliency; Disability Management and Evidence-Based Best Practice Guidelines/Policies for Return To Work/Stay At Work for Workers with Mental Health Conditions; and on Occupational Trauma, Operational Stress Injuries and Resiliency.
Dr. Kamkar was also the Medical Practitioner for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 and closely worked with Service Members/Veterans during the Invictus Games launched by Prince Harry.
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