OPDI Members

The Ontario Peer Development Initiative (OPDI) is a member driven organization made up of general members and associate members.

General members

Are consumer/survivor initiatives (CSI’s) and peer support organizations (PSO’s).  These organizations are governed in a number of different ways from stand-alone organizations to programs within a larger mental health and addictions organization.  However,  they all have a common goal to support consumer/survivors on their recovery and enable them to transition from mental health services back into their community. 

Associate members

Are organizations with an expressed interest in promoting positive change for consumer/survivors and in supporting the objectives of OPDI. 

Below is a list of OPDI’s membership, including their contact information and a brief and by no means extensive list of what they have to offer.  We encourage you to contact them directly to learn more.  Click on the plus symbol beside the organization name and more information will appear.

OPDI Member List



OPDI Member List


    Erie St. Clair (LHIN 1)

  • Mental Health Network
  • Lambton Mental Wellness Centre

    South West (LHIN 2)

  • Patients` Council of Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care
  • Consumer Initiative of Huron
  • Can-Voice, Consumer Survivor Community Support Services
  • Oxford Self Help Network
  • Phoenix Survivors Perth County
  • Psychiatric Survivors Network
  • South Western Alliance Network (SWAN)
  • The Consumer/Survivor Development Project
  • Connect for Mental Health Inc.

    Waterloo Wellington (LHIN 3)

  • Self-Help

    Halilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (LHIN 4)

  • Helping Ourselves Though Peer Support and Employment (H.O.P.E.)
  • Consumer/Survivor Initiative of Niagara
  • Haldimand Norfolk Resource Centre
  • Mental Health Rights Coalition of Hamilton

    Central West (LHIN 5)

  • Eden Place Outreach and Drop In Centre
  • Friends & Advocated Peel

    Mississauga Halton (LHIN 6)

  • T.E.A.C.H (Teach, Empower, Advocate for Community Health)

    Toronto Central (LHIN 7)

  • Fresh Start Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Ontario Association of Patient Councils
  • Parkdale Activity-Recreation Centre (PARC)
  • What Next! Peer Support Drop-In Centre
  • Habitat Services

    Central (LHIN 8)

  • Krasman Centre
  • North York General Hospital Participants' Council
  • Bayview Community Services
  • Self-Help Resource Centre

    Central East (LHIN 9)

  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Kawartha Lakes Reach for Recovery
  • Durham Mental Health Services

    South East (LHIN 10)

  • Peer Support South East Ontario

    Champlain (LHIN 11)

  • Champlain Peer Network
  • Mental Health Support Project
  • A.P.P.L.E. (A Post Psychiatric Leisure Experience)
  • Mood Dissorders Ottawa Mutual Support Group (MDO)
  • Psychiatric Survivors of Ottawa

    North Simcoe Muskoka (LHIN 12)

  • Voices United
  • People Supporting People
  • Consumer/Survivor Project
  • Patient/Client & Family Council

    North East (LHIN 13)

  • Algoma Consumer Survivor Network
  • Council of Consumer/Survivor and Family Initiatives (COI)
  • Lived Experience & Recovery Network
  • Northern Star
  • People for Equal Partnership in Mental Health (PEP)
  • Timmins Consumer Survivors Network Inc.
  • Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA)
  • People for Equal Partnership in Mental Health

    North West (LHIN 14)

  • Can-Help
  • People Advocate for Change Through Empowerment (P.A.C.E.)
  • North Western Ontario Peer Council


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Our Members Put the Peer in Peer Support

Consumer Survivor Initiatives and Peer Support Organizations – run by and for people with lived experience – have provided peer support and related services since the Ontario Ministry of Health first funded them in 1991. Our members are Ontario’s leading subject experts on peer support.

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