Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych. is a clinical psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto. She is an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She is the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Fire Investigators (CAFI). She is the Chair of Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association Inc. (GLEPHA), Health of Police/ First Responders; and Past Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Traumatic Stress Section. She is also the provincial mental health advisor for St. John Ambulance Ontario’s council. She has been part of the Federal PTSD Act Advisory Committee, Public Health Agency of Canada, for the development of the PTSD Federal Framework. Dr. Kamkar was selected and hired in 2019 by the Ministry of Solicitor General as the Mental Health Expert within the Province of Ontario to work with the External Independent Panel to review Canada’s second largest police force, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) culture after a series of suicides of OPP officers. She was also the Medical Practitioner for the Invictus Games launched by Prince Harry, Toronto 2017 and worked with the Service Members and Veterans. Dr. Kamkar provides ongoing Education and Workshops to Ministries and Organizations (Provincial, National and International), including First Responders Organizations, and has been invited as an opening and keynote speaker to numerous events on Occupational Health and Safety, workplace mental health, occupational trauma and disability, and building resiliency pathways at both Individual and organizational level factors. She makes frequent media appearances (National and International) and has written over 200 mental health articles for various comprehensive public resources and current research and publications are on moral injury, compassion fatigue and trauma, and resiliency.