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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 575 / October 11, 2018

Highlights Include:  OPDI Training; "Social Murder" and Premier Ford; Services Needed More than Ever; Lived Experience; Call for Volunteers; Resources; Jobs; and More.

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Issue 574 / October 4, 2018

Highlights Include:  Successful Conference and AGM Concludes; November Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) in Barrie (10 Registratns Needed); Your Input on Controversial Article Needed; News; and More.

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Issue 573 / September 27, 2018

Highlights Include:  CMHA National Policy Paper Urges Equitable Physical and Mental Health Funding; First Nations Mental Health in Ontario; Cannabis Allergy in a Condo; News; and More.

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Issue 572 / September 20, 2018

Highlights Include:  Helping London Discharged Patients Avoid Homelessness; Nova Scotia Bans LGBTQ Conversion Therapy; "Gaps in the Mental Health Story"; E-Mental Health Implementation Kit from MHCC; News; and More.

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Issue 571 / September 13, 2018

Highlights Include:  Ontario Inmates with Mental Health Issues and Segregation; Gun Ownership and Mental Health; Opioids in the News (including Dr. Gabor Mate); "A Buck a Beer" and an Alcoholic; News; and More.

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Issue 570 / September 6, 2018

Highlights Include:  Helping People with MH Disabilities Access ODSP; "Right to Food"; Health Coalition Asks Ontario Government to Rethink Drug Overdose Prevention Sites; Basic Income Project Updates; News; and More.

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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.

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