Doug Rigsby, Crown Prosecutor (Retired)

EVENT DATE: April 13, 2016
TOPIC: Surviving Schizophrenia

Doug Rigsby, former Crown Prosecutor, was the Canadian Club of Kingston’s speaker at its luncheon on Wednesday, April 13. His topic was: “Surviving Schizophrenia.” It’s an inspiring and personal story of overcoming mental illness.

Doug Rigsby was born in Kingston and raised in Kingston and Pointe-Claire, Quebec. He received his BA and LLB from Queen’s University and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1975. He practised law for 14 years including eight as a Crown Prosecutor in Calgary, Alberta.

In 2001, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto presented him the Courage to Come Back Award, in recognition of his advocacy work in the field of mental health.