Gord Hirano

Occupational Therapist and Executive Director, Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia

Gord Hirano.

BSc Kinesiology (1984), University of Waterloo

BA Psychology, University of Toronto

BHSc Occupational Therapy, McMaster University

MSc Rehabilitation Counselling, Boston University


Gord completed his bachelor’s degree from UWaterloo in Kinesiology in 1984. He also holds degrees in occupational therapy from McMaster University and psychology from the University of Toronto as well as a master's of rehabilitation counselling degree from Boston University. Gord has over 30 years experience as an occupational therapist and consultant specializing in community-based support of individuals with mental health conditions as well as musculoskeletal injuries and pain. Gord is the executive director at the Hamilton Program for Schizophrenia and is an assistant clinical professor (adjunct) at McMaster University, School of Rehabilitation Sciences Occupational Therapy Program where he is a lecturer, preceptor, tutor and applicant assessor. He maintains a clinical practice in occupational therapy and psychotherapy using cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing approaches.

University of Waterloo