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Pat Capponi

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Name  Pat Capponi

Role  Author
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Books  Dispatches from the Poverty Li, Last Stop Sunnyside: A Dana L, Beyond the Crazy House, The war at home, Bound by duty

Pat capponi presentation at the kitty lundy memorial lecture 2013 la ps yorku

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.

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

From Surviving To Advising

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.


  • Order of Ontario
  • C. M. Hincks Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association
  • References

    Pat Capponi Wikipedia