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 Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance

The Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance is a broadly based coalition of organizations from across the province and across the continuum of care €“ from community to hospital services, and including consumer and family organizations.  Its position papers prepared in advance of the 2011 Ontario election are available at the website:  http://www.vote4mha.ca/

OPDI is a member of the Alliance.


Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

This is the section for Mental Health and Addiction Services:
2012 Review of Community Treatment Orders

The Ontario government commissioned its second legislated review of Community Treatment Orders; the report was released in May 2012:




Working with Social Media and Mental Health

The Twitter Guide Book
 This is an introductory online reference guide to Twitter:


The Facebook Guide Book

 This is an introductory online reference guide to Facebook:




Using Social Media to Improve Healthcare Quality:  A Guide to Current Practice and Future Promise

 This is a collaboration of the Ontario Hospital Association and CAMH, with online resources including a guide to the social media environment, two case studies, and an e-toolkit.





For mental health and addiction organizations who want to start out in social media, this is a useful tip sheet:



Research on CSIs
The Longitudinal Study on CSIs (1997-2004)


The personal website of the Longitudinal Study€™s co-investigator Dr. Geoff Nelson



The Longitudinal Study on CSIs was one of six evaluations of community mental health initiatives



The personal website of Dr. Cheryl  Forchuk contains two projects involving peer support workers in hospital settings using the TDM (Transitional Discharge Model)



Position Papers and Reports:

CSIs €“ Impact, Outcomes and Effectiveness

CSI Builder Report

Mental Health Commission of Canada €“ €œMaking the Case for Peer Support€

Minister€™s Advisory Group (Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Strategy) Consumer Partnerships Theme Paper

Raymond Cheng/Christopher Smith Paper on Consumer Partnership commissioned for the Minister€™s Advisory Group on Mental Health and Addictions




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OPDI brings member voices to provincial policy

OPDI represents the consumer voice by highlighting the achievements and challenges, potential and needs of our member organizations and the many individuals who use them. We represent their interests at the major provincial mental health/addiction policy planning and strategy implementation tables.


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