Psr/RPS Canada

Partners in Recovery/Uncovering Potential

What is PSR?

Psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) promotes resilience, personal recovery, full community integration, and a sense of purpose and meaning for those who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition and/or addiction issue.

PSR/RPS Canada provides resources, and education for supporting person-directed, recovery-oriented services across Canada. 

PSR is for practitioners. 


Judi Chamberlin (1944-2010) was a leader in the Consumer/Survivor Movement. She said this about recovery: "'s very important to recognize that recovery is not something that happens to a few exceptional, privileged or lucky people....recovery is possible for everyone who's been diagnosed with a major mental illness." 






PSR/RPS Canada is a registered charity. We appreciate all donations. To donate, contact us. 

PSR provides tools to support the journey, Recovery is the personal journey.


Recovery is...

a deeply personal, unique process of changing one’s attitudes, values, feelings, goals, skills and/or roles. It is a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life even with limitations caused by the illness. Recovery involves the development of new meaning and purpose in one’s life as one grows beyond the catastrophic effects of mental illness.”
— William Anthony

You are most likely on this webpage because you support this profoundly important, life-shifting movement.  


You are a champion. 


How do the principles of recovery show up in your worldview?  

How does your personal belief in recovery affect the day to day routine of your work?  


You know that knowledge translation about evidence-based best practices, connection to a community of practice, and skill-building are all very important aspects of this work. 


Through membership with PSR/RPS Canada YOU and/or your ORGANIZATION can be a part of this community dedicated to supporting mental health recovery and wellness for ALL Canadians. 

Download your copy of the Competencies of Practice for Canadian Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioners

Recently PSR/RSP Canada launched a powerful new program to ensure that there are many practitioners across Canada who live out these core competencies in their work.

If you are a change-maker in your community, this is something you will want to be a part of!

Become a  Certified Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Practitioner (CPRRP) and be a leader in the movement towards Recovery-Oriented services in Canada. 

As well it is the goal of PSR/RPS Canada to provide free content to support the growth of PSR principles in Canada.

You can access this free content HERE.

If you would like to contribute an article, CLICK HERE.

To learn more about PSR Canada, the PSR Provincial Chapters, and to learn about our events–scroll down to the secondary navigation bar at the bottom of this page.  



CBT for Psychosis and Associated Trauma Workshop

Presented by Psychosocial Rehabilitation BC (PSRBC)–November 6th and 7th, 2017

Our special guest is Ron Unger, LCSW.


He has been working as a therapist specializing in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for psychosis for over 10 years.

Join us for a day of learning about how CBT can be used to support the recovery of those who struggle with psychosis and trauma. 

Read Ron's blog–HERE




What is a CPRRP, and will it benefit my work? 

PSR RPS Canada established its Certified Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Practitioner (CPRRP) designation to provide a credential that recognizes competencies in the practice of recovery services. The certification is based on the Competencies of Practice for Canadian Recovery-Oriented Psychosocial Rehabilitation Practitioners of PSR RPS Canada andthe Mental Health Commission of Canada's Guidelines for Recovery-Oriented Practice.

To learn more about this CERTIFICATION, click HERE. 

Phase I:  If you have the CPRP (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner designation from Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and Foundation).

Phase II:  For people who want to demonstrate their competencies in recovery practices (do not currently hold the CPRRP) 

To see the CPRRP Roster, click HERE. 

Check out our Library HERE!