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OPDI NewsToGo

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 #528 / August 9, 2017

Highlights include:  OPDI Conference Package, Board Nominations, and the 7th Annual Lighthouse Awards; Peer Support Inventory; Police Inquests; Mindfulness and Trauma; Job Postings; News; and More.

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Issue #527 / July 18, 2017

Highlights include:  OPDI Conference Package, Board Nominations, and the 7th Annual Lighthouse Awards; Australian MH Reform; Dr. Kwame McKenzie to Evaluate Basic Income Project; Housing Stability; Psychiatric Meds and Weight Gain; Job Postings; News; and More.

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Issue #526 / July 10, 2017

Highlights include:  Statistical Investigation Reveals Race-based Disproportionate Arrests for Cannabis Possession; Andrew Loku Inquest Concludes; WSIB in Legal Battle over MH Benefits; Innovative Practices; Childhood Trauma; Mad Pride; Job Postings; 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 opdi@opdi.org. 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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OPDI Blog

September 5, 2017
The Brave New World of Health Quality Standards

The other day, I participated in a webinar for a draft presentation of Quality Standards of Care for Schizophrenia in the Community. As an individual with lived experience, my viewpoint was decidedly…

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