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About Us

Not-for-Profit Status

CBTI is proudly a not-for-profit organization, which affords us the opportunity to uphold our vision through important elements of our mission statement and to use any excess funds toward supporting community initiatives (see below).

CBTI’s Vision

To improve the overall mental health of Manitobans.

Mission Statement

CBTI’s mission is to provide effective and more affordable psychological services; to offer a supportive, valuable, and high-quality training experience for new clinicians; to contribute to the growing body of knowledge for evidence-based treatment; to give back to our community and support wellbeing beyond our direct services; and to embrace the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do.

Community Initiatives

  • We hold a continuing education workshop for mental health clinicians each year and donate all registration fees to an organization that supports indigenous initiatives to do our part in actively supporting truth and reconciliation efforts
  • We make additional annual donations to organizations that support mental health and wellbeing in the community, using any excess funds from the year
  • We have created a scholarship that is given annually as a financial award to a clinical psychology graduate student at the University of Manitoba who has the highest achievement in the graduate-level training program’s CBT course
  • We have a research fund available for clinicians within our clinic to support work that could help provide new insights to the scientific and clinical community

Tribute to Dr. John Walker

Dr. John Walker had a passion for providing evidence-based treatments for anxiety and related disorders. In keeping with this passion, he co-founded The Cognitive Behavior Institute of Manitoba with the vision of being a centre of excellence in CBT-based treatments.  He believed that conducting research and providing evidence-based training for new clinicians were important ways to serve the community and he was greatly involved in both.  In each endeavour, Dr. Walker brought exceptional kindness and compassion to everything he did.  Sadly, Dr. Walker passed away in 2018 but his values live on in us at CBTI as we continue to keep his legacy alive.