Welcome to Headlines!

This is the first issue of our redesigned quarterly newsletter formerly called The Bulletin. We hope you enjoy the new format, and layout. HeadLines is only one part of the Communication Modernization Strategy undertaken by the College. Over the next short while you will see changes in a variety of areas. A fresh new logo is now in use, a revamped website will be launched shortly, and updated forms and documents are being rolled out. In addition, the new look will include the creation of a social media presence. We are excited about these changes and look forward to sharing them with you.

October 2020 marks another milestone in the history of the College; 60 years of regulation of the practice of psychology in Ontario. On October 22, 1960, the Regulations creating the Ontario Board of Examiners in Psychology (OBEP) were published in the Ontario Gazette making Ontario one of the first jurisdictions in North America to regulate psychology as a profession. OBEP registered members, set professional standards and reviewed practice concerns until the creation of its successor, the College of Psychologists of Ontario, in 1994. Our numbers have grown from 145 members at the end of 1961 to our current 4,554. Psychological practice has seen many changes over these 60 years and we are proud of the many contributions made to the profession by our members.