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OPDI’s NewsToGo is an electronic newsletter which is focused on research, resources, policy and legislative information of relevance to consumer/survivor organizations and to broader stakeholders in the healthcare sector. You will also find updates about OPDI as well as job postings and events that would be of interest to the readership.

Issue 587 / January 17, 2019

OPDI Training; Prison Drug Scans Keep Families Apart; Virtual Treatment for Real Depression; Science of Suicide; and App to Detect Opioid Overdose.

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Issue 586 / January 10, 2019

First-Reponder Peer Support; Substance Use and Opioid Treatment; New Opioids; Jobs; Lived Experience; and Peer Support

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Issue 585 / December 20, 2018

First-Responder Peer Support; Peer Support Innovators; Mental Illness doesn't mean Mass Murder; Lots of Jobs; Lived Experience; and Peer Support.

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Issue 584 / December 13, 2018

Highlights Include:  China won't stop Fentanyl; "Their pain is real... and all in their head"; Community of Interest; Lots of Jobs; Lived Experience; and Peer Support.

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Issue 583 / December 6, 2018

Highlights Include:  Pot to treat addiction (?); Advanced Directives; Workplace Traumatic Stress; Cannabis Toolkit; Jobs; and Lived Experience.

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Issue 582 / November 30, 2018

Highlights Include:  Peer Support Survey; Rent Control; Accessibility; Segregation; Cannabis Policy; Jobs; and Lived Experience.

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NewsToGo is OPDI’s e-mail update providing timely and meaningful information to its stakeholders. The ideas expressed are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of OPDI. We welcome your submissions; please direct them to Preference will be given to material which directly relates to OPDI member affiliates and issues of concern to consumer/survivors throughout Ontario. We reserve the right to edit the length and style of all materials submitted.

"From Madhouse To Our House"


January 9, 2019
Why the Definition of “Disability” in Social Assistance Matters to PWLE in Ontario

Ontarians head into the New Year, more than a month since the November 22nd press conference that outlined social assistance changes. Apart from remarks by the Minister at that time that any…

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