Honorary President 2012-2013:
Justice Edward F. Ormston
The Honourable Mr. Justice Edward Ormston graduated from the University of Ottawa Law School in 1971. He was a Crown Prosecutor and Defence lawyer before being appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 1989. Justice Ormston was an initial Director of the Ontario Justice Education Network. He has been President of the Ontario Conference of Judges, past Chair of the Mental Health and Law Advisory Committee of the Mental Health Commission of Canada and is currently Chairman of the Consent and Capacity Board. Justice Ormston was appointed an "Honorary Fellow of the Law of the Future Fund" by the Canadian Bar Association in recognition of outstanding contribution to the legal profession and the advancement of law in Canada. Additionally, he has received the 2005 Pace Setter Award from the Schizophrenia Society of Canada, and has been recognized as a Champion of Mental Health by the Canadian Alliance of Mental Illness and Mental Health. In 2009, Justice Ormston was appointed to the Minister's Advisory Group on Mental Health and Addictions. Justice Ormston also received the 2011 Canadian Psychological Association Humanitarian Award and the 2012 SOAR medal for his contribution to the Ontario Administrative Justice System. Justice Ormston speaks about the intersects of Law and Mental Health across Canada and Internationally.