Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office
The Psychiatric Patient Advocate Office (PPAO) is a program of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care that protects and promotes the rights and entitlements of Ontarians with mental illness through advocacy, rights advice and education. The PPAO field office at CAMH can advocate for inpatients' legal rights and entitlements, care, treatment or quality of life at CAMH.
The rights adviser will meet with inpatients whenever their legal status is changed in one of nine mandatory rights advice situations, explaining what the change means and any available legal options. Contact the PPAO office at CAMH by calling 416 535-8501, ext. 33099.