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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 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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Issue 581 / November 22, 2018

Highlights Include:  Input Wanted; Peer Support Survey; Approaches; Perspectives; Jobs; and Lived Experience.

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Issue 580 / November 16, 2018

Highlights Include:  Press Release on Police Record Check Reform; OPDI Training; Jobs; Peer Support Research; Policy; Workshops; Research Opportunity; and Lived Experience.

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Issue 579 / November 9, 2018

Highlights Include:  Press Release on Overdose Prevention Sites; OPDI Training; Social Determinants of Health; Health System; Cannabis; Resources; and Research.

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Issue 578 / November 1, 2018

Highlights Include:  OPDI Training; Return ODSP Petitions; Think Tank on Racialized Populations and Mental Health Court Diversion; Substance Use; and Resources.

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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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