OPDI News & Events

Our free weekly electronic bulletin highlights current news and developments related to mental health, addictions and the social determinants of health.  Anyone may subscribe.  Simply click the logo to access the four most recent issues and the auto-subscribe function.  You can expect NewsToGo in your email inbox toward end-of day, every Friday, 45 weeks per year.


News to Go Full Archive:

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #508 December 23, 2016

    Health Transfers Talks Update; Legal Aid Access Reduced; Crisis Care in Sudbury; Toronto Police "Use of Force" Data; Dialogue Sessions on Creating a Provincial Evidence Priority Agenda for MH, Substance Use, and Addiction; In Memoriam (Martha Rybiak); Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #507 December 16, 2016

    Highlights include: Legalized Marijuana Framework in Federal Report; Repeal of C-2 Makes Safe Injection Sites More Likely; Health Transfers Talks; Canada a Leader in MH Recovery; Patient Navigators; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #506 December 7, 2016

    Highlights include: Major Health and Housing Legislation Passes; Health Care Transfers in the News; Federal Marijuana Report Expectations; Carfentanil Hits Ontario Streets; Ontario Patient and Family Advisory Council; Accessibility Directorate Outlines New Requirements for January 1st; OPDI Peer Support Core Internship Webinar in New Year; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #505 November 30, 2016

    Highlights include: Hospitals Get $140M; Ontario Auditor-General Report Includes Chapters on Community Mental Health and Specialty Psychiatric Hospitals; "The Cost of Poverty in Toronto" Report; RADAR Project Sees Documentaries Produced by PWLE; Hilary M. Weston Scholarship; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #504 November 22, 2016

    Highlights include: "Budget Talks" Invites Suggestions; Bill 41 Hearings; Federal-Provincial Opioids Summit; Solitary Confinement in Ontario; Mississauga Halton Peer Knowledge Exchange Event; December 2016 ODSP Peer Navigator Groups; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #503 November 16, 2016

    Highlights include: Ontario Mini-Budget; Legislative Changes to "Respect for Communities Act" in Offing; Backgrounder on Oppressive B.C. Mental Health Act; Youth Mental Health and the Classroom; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #502 November 8, 2016

    Highlights include: Ontario Basic Income Pilot Consultation; Jury Trauma Counselling; Prescription Opioids Policy; Shelter Research Reduces Homelessness (Dr. Forchuk); "Measuring Recovery" MHCC Webinar; Jobs; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #501 October 28, 2016

    Highlights include: Reaction to Federal/Provincial Health Ministers' Summit; New Ontario Patient and Family Advisory Council; Accessibility Committee Recruits; Discharge Planning and the Homeless; Health Jargon Guide; Standards of Care for Depression and Schizophrenia Now Available;Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #500 October 19, 2016

    Highlights include: Background to Federal and Provincial Health Discussions; Ontario Opioid Strategy; Review of Segregation Practices; OHRC Alcohol and Drug Testing Policy; MHCC Makes the Case for Diversity; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #499 October 11, 2016

    Highlights include: Personal Health information Privatization; Drug Impaired Penalties for Ontario Drivers; Ontario Human Rights Commission Updates Discrimination Based on Disability Policy; Birth Control Pill and Depression; AMHO Community of Practice;Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #498 September 28, 2016

    Highlights include: Federal Health Accord; Provincial Mandate Letters to Ministers; Forced Treatment Legal Challenge in B.C.; Opioids Updates; Ontario Youth Suicide Report; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #497 September 16, 2016

    Highlights include: Throne Speech Analyses; Forced Psychiatric Treatment in the Courts; Social Assistance Rates Updates; Apply for Quality-of-Care Committees; Ministry of Citizenship Partnership Grants; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #496 September 7, 2016

    Highlights include: OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training; Registrations for OPDI Conference Still Being Accepted; Medicare Court Challenge; Federal Health Minister Speaks Out; Opioids; Compulsory MH Treatment; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #495 August 30, 2016

    Highlights include: OPDI News; Toronto Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training in November; Why Everyone Should File Income Taxes; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #494 August 19, 2016

    Highlights include: OPDI News; Police Shooting Updates; MHCC Board Applications Now Open; "The Secret Handshake" Peer Support Group; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #493 August 5, 2016

    Highlights include: OPDI 2016 Conference/AGM Program and Registration; PSACC Peer Support Certification Information Session and PSACC Exam Offered during OPDI Conference; Bob Rae; Black Lives Matter and the Psychiatric Survivor Movement; Nova Scotia Offers Medical Test Results Via Smartphone; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #492 July 25, 2016

    Highlights include: OMA and Own Doctors Now in Conflict; High-Dosage Opioids Will Not Be Covered by ODB in January; A New Vision for Policing; Overwhelmed by Trauma in the News; Infographics for your Viewing Pleasure; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #491 July 18, 2016

    Highlights include: CONNECT Still Without Funding; Toronto Approves Supervised Injection Sites; Toronto Police Services, Attempted Suicide Information, and US Customs; PEP in the News; Pokemon Go and Your Mental Health; Survey of Interest to Peer Support Workers; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #490 July 11, 2016

    Highlights include: Canada Post and Ontario Government Contingency Plans; Ontario's Patient Ombudsman; New Schizophrenia Medication and Survey; MHCC Recovery-Oriented Practice Webinar on First Nations; Better Primary and MH Care Coordination; Jobs; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #489 July 1, 2016

    Highlights include: Ombudsman's Report on Police Training and the Use of Force; Low-Income Seniors Drug Program; Income Security Reform Working Group; Pilot Program for Victims of Sexual Assault; Google Doctor; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #488 June 27, 2016

    Highlights include: OPDI Lighthouse Awards; EENet Webinar; CAMH's Indigenous Sweat Lodge; "Patients First" Bill 210 Resources; Physician-Assisted Dying and Psychiatric Disorders; St. Thomas Social Enterprise Market; British Report Offers Holistic Approach to Illegal Drugs; 25th Anniversary Picnic in London; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #487 June 20, 2016

    Highlights include: OPDI Board Nominations; Analysis of Ontario Cabinet Changes; 2017 Rent Increase Guideline; First Nations Antipsychotics Prescription; A Recovery Journey; ECT, Stigma, and Treatment-Resistant Depression; Recovery Schools; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #486 June 13, 2016

    Highlights include: More on the "Patients First" Bill 210; Good News for Co-op Tenants; Antidepressants Ineffective for Young People; ODSP Peer Support Navigator Program Registration (Toronto); Mad Pride Toronto Update; PSACC and AMHO Conference Presentations Now Online; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #485 June 3, 2016

    Highlights include: Patients First Act Legislation; Mental Health and Student Debt; 10 Years after the Kirby Report; Health Quality Ontario Drafts Mental Health Standards and Want Feedback; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #484 May 27, 2016

    Ontario's First Nations Health Plan; Unregulated Private Addiction Services in Ontario; Forcillo Appeal Wraps Up; Disability Tax Credits and the Mentally Ill; OHRC Police Strategy Recommendations; Psychosis Videos; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #483 May 19, 2016

    ODSP Reloadable Payment Cards; Transgender Rights; Naloxone Access in Ontario; Innovative Practices; City Life and Psychosis; Magic Mushrooms and Depression; Jobs; News; and More

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #482 May 10, 2016

    OPDI Conference and AGM; Recognition in Legislature; SIU Updates; Ontario Youth Mental Health Courts; Innovative Practices; PSACC Conference Photo Albums on FB; CCSA "Life in Recovery" Survey ; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #481 May 3, 2016

    Mental Health Week; Social Assistance Software; Not Criminally Responsible "High Risk Offender" Designation Hearing; More Andrew Loku SIU Updates; Steve Lurie's Drumming; Underpaid Female Peer Specialists; Jobs; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #480 April 25, 2016

    Introducing OPDI's Blog, "Peering In"; Health Canada in the News; Mental Health and the Federal Assisted Dying Bill; Lori's Law; PTSD Peer Support; Homeless Vets Documentary Featuring Dr. Cheryl Forchuk; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #479

    Toronto OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training; Training Expectations Webinar; Andrew Loku Coroner's Inquest; Ontario's Housing Minister; Assisted Dying Legislation; 2 CSI ED Vacancies and other Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #478 April 11, 2016

    Toronto OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training; Training Expectations Webinar; Andrew Loku Update; Ontario Minimum Wage; Report on Fentanyl Crisis; CONNECT gets Funds; Ottawa Safe Injection Site Debate; Shock Treatment in the U.S.; MHCC Recovery-Oriented Practice Webinar; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #477 April 4, 2016

    Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance; Transitional Stability Centre in Erie St. Clair LHIN; Insurance Company Changes Suicide and Self-Harm Policy; Fentanyl Alert in Toronto; Excellence Through Quality Improvement Project; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #476 March 29, 2016

    CONNECT for Mental Health Obtains Interim Funding; Children and Youth Wait Times for MH Services; ER Overcrowding; Community Treatment Orders; Dr. Cheryl Forchuk and the Iris Scan as Healthcare ID; Social Media Mined as Tools to Find Signs of Mental Illness; Job Postings; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #475 March 18, 2016

    Ontario's Housing and Homelessness Strategy; Harm Reduction; U.S. Opioid Prescription Guidelines; Suicide and First Nations; OPDI Peer Support Internship Webinar; Job Postings; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #474 March 11, 2016

    Legal Aid Ontario's Mental Health Strategy; Sex Reassignment Surgery Access; London ER and MH Care; Bill 95 a Year Later; Precarious Housing; Peer Support-Delivered Drug Services; Webinars; Job Postings Include ED of NISA; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #473 March 4, 2016

    CONNECT for Mental Health Obtains Interim Funding; Children and Youth Wait Times for MH Services; ER Overcrowding; Community Treatment Orders; Dr. Cheryl Forchuk and the Iris Scan as Healthcare ID; Social Media Mined as Tools to Find Signs of Mental Illness; Job Postings; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #472 February 22, 2015

    Ontario Budget this Thursday; Federal Health Minister Funds Opioid Research; PTSD and Ontario First Responders; Profile of a Peer Worker; "Remembering Edmond Yu"; Dr. David Goldbloom Writes About His Work; Job Postings; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #471 February 12, 2015

    OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training in London and Sault Ste. Marie; ODSP Medical Reviews Update; Deconstructing the Schizophrenia "Breakthrough"; November 2015 Health Quality Ontario MH & A Panel on YouTube; Job Postings; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #470 February 5, 2015

    New Study on Youth, Mental Health and the ER, More Post-Forcillo Verdict Coverage; Eric Hoskins`Patient-Centred Reforms; Dr. Cheryl Forchuk`s Research on an App and Mental Health Care; Loneliness; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #469 January 29, 2015

    Post-Forcillo Verdict Stories and Commentaries; Ontario Funds Children and Youth MH; Anti-Depressants Study Reveals Underplayed Suicide Risks; Opioids in the News; Canadian PM Spends a Hour Talking Mental Health on "The Social"; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #467 January 22, 2015

    Federal Health Minister Visits Insite; Health Ministers Summit Agree Mental Health is a Priority; A Contrarian View of Peer Support; Walk-in Therapy Clinics; CBC Documentary "Hold Your Fire" Now Available for Streaming; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #466 January 8, 2015

    Responsible Alcohol Use Policy for Ontario; PARC's Peer Support Profiled; Ontario Dentists and Opioids; Former Toronto Police Chief to Handle Pot File; Innovative Mental Health Guidelines for Accommodation on Campus; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #465 December 23, 2015

    MH & A Leadership Council 2015 Report; Health Quality Ontario's Taking Stock; New Patient Ombudsman; Legal Aid App; Job Postings; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #464 December 10, 2015

    OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials ™ Training in Toronto (March 2016); Bill 122 (Mental Health Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015); Open Dialogue; National Conference on Peer Support Registration Opens; Job Postings; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #463 December 3, 2015

    Police Record Checks Reform; Innovative Practices (2); The Case for Safe Injection Sites in Ontario; CTOs Research Study; Redesigning the ER Experience (blog) ; Job Postings; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #461 November 13, 2015

    London Crisis Centre Funding; Gender Reassignment Surgery Referrals; Bill 113 (Police Record Checks Reform Act) Progress Report; Suicide Prevention in the Military; Psychiatric Disabilities Against Violence; MHCC Social Business Forum (Ottawa); Job Postings; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #460 November 5, 2015

    OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training in Kingston; OPDI Training Expectations Webinar; Police Records Check Reform Act Goes to Committee Hearing; CSIs in the News; Announcements; Job Postings; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #459 October 27, 2015

    Social Assistance Updates, "Transformative" Homelessness Report Promised, Obtaining Police and Health Records; Major Schizophrenia Study; "Hold Your Fire" Documentary Postponed; Job Postings ; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #458 -- ELECTION EXTRA October 16, 2015

    Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance Position Paper and Response(s); Other Organizations' Positions and Federal Party Responses; ISAC (Income Security Advocacy Centre) Summarizes Key Issues; and Elections Canada Website.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #457 October 14, 2015

    Federal Parties' Election Platforms; Health Care as an Election Issue; Ontario Human Rights Commission Statistical Report on Mental Health and Addictions; Update on "Not Criminally Responsible" Legislation; Ontario's Welfare Diet 20 Years Later; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #456 September 30, 2015

    ODB Recipients and Medications; Mental Health Act Changes Proposed; Federal Election News; Suicide in Hospitals; Beer in a Few Grocery Stores by December; Job Posting; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #455 September 21, 2015

    Tougher Health Privacy Law; Toronto Police Make Changes After Shooting Deaths; NDP Health Platform; Coordinating Mental Health Care; Diversion from the ER Practice; Antidepressants in the News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #454 September 11, 2015

    Employment Related Benefit Update; Assisted Suicide and Depression; Ontario Ombudsman Not Re-Appointed; Suicide in the News; Psychedelic Drugs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #453 September 9, 2015

    OPDI Conference Registration and Lighthouse Awards Nominations Deadlines TODAY; Victim's Rights and Vigilante Justice; Mental Health Walk-in Clinic; Student's Mental Health; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #452 August 28, 2015

    Give Feedback on Recruiting Ontario's First Patient Ombudsman; Red and White OHIP Cards To be Phased Out; Dr. Gabor Maté; Participate in Two Important Surveys; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #451 August 21, 2015

    Highlights include: Going Back to School" Themed Resources includes Concussion Handbook (New); Assessing Suicide Risk; Overdose Kits; Crackdown on Suicide Disclosures by Toronto Police ; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #450 August 14, 2015

    Highlights include: London OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials Details; Training Expectations Webinar; OPDI Conference, AGM; Lighthouse Awards; ; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #449 August 7, 2015

    Highlights include: OPDI Conference, AGM; Lighthouse Awards; A Guaranteed Income; Suicide Prevention Pilot Project; "Going Off" Meds Blog; Mary Ellen Copeland Has a Question; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #448 July 31, 2015

    Highlights include: Physical Restraint and Confinement; Employment; Campus Life; Cutting Patient Support and Boosting Security; Dr. Grenier; Peer Training; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #447 July 24, 2015

    Highlights include: Peer Support Training; Northwest LHIN Takes Action on MH & A; Promising Practices; Suicide in the News; WRAP and Legal Rights Educational Video; Students and Social Media; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #446 July 17, 2015

    Highlights include: London OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials Training in Fall; Toronto Police Shooting Updates; Ottawa Police To Offer Peer Support Training; Peer Support Resources; Systemic Review of Recovery Factors; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #445 July 9, 2015

    Police Shooting; Homelessness; Hearing Voices; Mad Pride Week; Pat Capponi's Birthday Present; Jobs; News; and More.

 

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #439 May 27, 2015

    Police and Mental Health; The Real Story behind John Nash; Woodstock Affordable Housing; Diabetes and Poverty; OPDI Call for Conference Abstracts; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #438 May 19, 2015

    OPDI Seeks Participants for Peer Support Consultation in Ottawa; ODSP Medical Reviews Update; Federal Prescription Drug Monitoring; Innovative Practices ; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #437 May 12, 2015

    Bill 95 Passes Second Reading; OPDI Position Paper; Crystal Meth; Two Innovative Practices; Legal Aid's Mental Health Strategy; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #436 May 1, 2015

    Ontario Budget; Ontario NDP MPP Private Member's Bill on Mental Health and Addictions; OHRC MH & A Webinar; Social Assistance Update; Job Postings; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #435 April 21, 2015

    Highlights include: Mental Health Commission of Canada Gets Extension; OPDI Internship Webinar; Policing in the News; CoI for Racialized Populations Think Tank (report); Charity Village Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #434 April 15, 2015

    Highlights include: Ontario Budget; OPDI Training Expectations Webinar; MHCC Updates; Mental Health Workers Team with Police; Toronto Police Vulnerable Persons Registry; SSO Survey; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #433 April 4, 2015

    Highlights include: Homelessness Funding; First-Time Suicide Attempts; Social Assistance Reforms; Medical Reviews; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #432 March 24, 2015

    Highlights include: Mental Health and Addictions Funding Announcements; Minimum Wage Goes Up; Debit Cards for Ontario Social Assistance Recipients; New Seneca College Mental Health Interventions Program; OPDI Training Expectations Webinar; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #431 March 18, 2015

    Highlights include: MoreLHIN Announcement on $2 Million MH & A Investments; OPDI Peer Support Training Seminar; COI for Racialized Populations and OCAN; Quitting Smoking and Anti-Depressants; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #430 March 9, 2015

    Highlights include: First LHIN Announcement on $2 Million MH & A Investments; Health Links; COI for Racialized Populations and OCAN; Peer Support South East Ontario; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #429 March 2, 2015

    Highlights include: Ontario Health Minister Announces New Mental Health and Addictions Funding; Ontario Mental Health Act Changes Coming; Community of Interest for Racialized Populations OCAN Event Registration; Facebook Suicide Prevention; First Nation Substance Use Resources; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #428 February 20, 2015

    Highlights include: OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training for Toronto and Brantford; Ontario Mental Health And Addictions Alliance Pre-Budget Submission; Collaborative Conversations (Registration Info); Assisted Suicide; CPP Disability Benefits; Trauma and Mental Health; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #427 February 10, 2015

    Highlights include: OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training for Toronto and Brantford (new); CAHO Catalyst Reports on Peer Support ARTIC TDM Project; Social Assistance Updates; Health Privacy; Poverty and Social Inclusion Conference; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #426 February 3, 2015

    Highlights include: OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training in Toronto March 2015; Health Minister Announces Updated Healthcare Plan for Province; Aboriginal Health; Homelessness and Mental Health; "Tough on Crime"; Mental Illness and the Police; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #425 January 6, 2015

    Highlights include: Homelessness Panel Announced by Ontario; Premier Highlights Mental Health in Post-secondary Institutions; MHCC Releases Mental Health Indicators Report; Police Records Checks Policy Change in Durham; Peer Support Toolkit for Peer-Run Organizations; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #424 January 19, 2015

    Highlights include: OPDI PS Internship Webinar; Funding Postsecondary Mental Health Services; Psychiatric Wait Times for Jails; Legal Challenge to Solitary Confinement; Peer Support Cooptation; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #423 January 12, 2015

    Highlights include: OPDI PS Internship Webinar; CAHO ARTIC Transitional Discharge Model Event; Kenora Collaboration on Peer Support; Hotlines and Warmlines Listing (corrected); CAMH Free Online MH & A Tutorials; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #422 January 6, 2015

    Highlights include: Cold Weather and Flu Tips; Ontario Mental Health Act Detention Limits Court Ruling; Ontario Assistance Changes; Promising Practices in the Field; Suicide Lines Inventory; Research Updates; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #421 December 23, 2014

    Highlights include: Social Assistance Update; Toronto Super Jail and No Infirmary; Root Causes of Poverty; Offering Holiday Care; Action Toolkit for Youth; Conferences; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #420 December 16, 2014

    Highlights include: Review of Health Professional Regulations around Sexual Abuse; CPSO Consultations (Topics Include Informed Consent to Treatment); “The Agenda” Broadcasts Two Shows on MH & A; National Pharmacare; Reporting Medical Incidents and Side Effects; CAHO ARTIC TDM Event; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #419 December 9, 2014

    Highlights include: ODSP Medical Reviews; Police Records Checks Legislation Coming; Auditor General Report; Provincial Ombudsman Gets More Powers and New Patient Ombudsman Position; Ontario Drug Use and Health Survey Infographics; EENet Survey; OCAN Focus Group; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #418 December 2, 2014

    Highlights include: ODSP and Ontario Works December Benefits Computer Problems; Federal Report on Eating Disorders; Ontario Food Banks; Federal Government and Veterans’ Mental Health; Knowledge Mobilization Toolkit Website; Job Postings; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #417 November 25, 2014

    Highlights include: Mental Health Strategy’s Next Stage Announced with Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council; Ontario MH & A Alliance Press Release; Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy; Federal Government Invests in Veterans’ Mental Health Services; Problem Gambling Resources; Charity Village Ads; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #416 November 18, 2014

    Highlights include: "Brian's Law" in the News; Overwhelmed Mental Health Hotline; Potent Pot; Drug Treatment Courts; Solitary Confinement; Evangelical Christianity and Mental Health; Job Postings ; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #415 November 11, 2014

    Highlights include: New Smoking Regulations and a Minimum Wage Law for Ontarians; Police Records Checks Resources; London Rooming House Fire Raises Questions; Hearing Voices; Aboriginal Health System Navigators; Job Postings ; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #414 November 4, 2014

    Highlights include: New Care Leaves for Ontarians; More Legal Aid Access; Pat Capponi’s Open Letter to John Tory; A Call for Peer-informed Care in Vancouver; CAHO TDM ARTIC Project in Thunder Bay; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #413 October 28, 2014

    Highlights include: October 29th OPDI Internship Webinar; Ontario Government Announcements; Federal Anti-Drug Campaign; Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics; Trauma Resources; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #412 October 21, 2014

    Highlights include: October 29th OPDI Internship Webinar; Ontario Government Announcements; Canadian Armed Forces Mental Health Survey; Diana Capponi Obituary; Peer Support Worker Positions; Peer Support via YouTube; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #411 October 10, 2014

    Highlights include: October 29th OPDI Internship Webinar; Ontario Government Announcements; Federal Anti-Drug Campaign; Off-Label Use of Antipsychotics; Trauma Resources; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #410 September 30, 2014

    Highlights include: Diana Capponi -- An Appreciation; Ontario Cabinet Mandate Letters; NCR Myths; First Responders and Suicide; Exercise and Depression; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #409 September 23, 2014

    Highlights include: The Dream Team’s Work on Inclusionary Housing Bylaws; Toronto Police to Try Body Cameras; Unrestricted Hospital Visiting Hours; Fake OxyContin Hits the Street; Think Tank Report on Racialized Populations and the ER; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #408 September 15, 2014

    Highlights include: New Training Initiative for Those Working with Children and Youth; Canadian Opioids Dispensing Study; Critiquing the new Ontario Anti-Poverty Strategy; Suicide Prevention Website; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #407 September 9, 2014

    Extended Deadlines for OPDI Conference and Lighthouse Awards; Ontario’s Anti-Poverty Strategy; Ontario Human Rights Commission 2013-2014 Annual Report; Primary Care Physicians Serve the Homeless;Young, Gay, and Homeless; OPDI Focus Group for Toronto Mental Health Peer Supporters September 19th; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #406 September 2, 2014

    Highlights include: MHCC Report on Police Training and Education; Marijuana News; Peer Support in the ED (Promising Practices); A Change Model for Peer Support; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #405 August 18, 2014

    Highlights include: Marijuana as a Political Football; Non-Criminal Record Checks in the U.K.; A Legal Primer on Marijuana Possession; Fact Sheet on Suicide; Webinar on “Not Criminally Responsible Reform” Bill; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #404 August 8, 2014

    Highlights include: Police Records Checks; Iacobucci Report Commentaries; Peer Support Success in New Zealand; Marijuana Legalization in the News; SSO Medication Survey; November 2014 OPDI Core Essentials (TM) Peer Support Training in Brantford; OPDI Conference Registration Package; Lighthouse Awards; Incoming AMHO CEO; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #403 July 28, 2014

    Highlights include: First Look at the Iacobucci Report (Independent Review of the Use of Lethal Force by the Toronto Police Service); Toronto Police Policy on Records Checks Unchanged; Ontario Budget Passes; November 2014 OPDI Core Essentials (TM) Peer Support Training in Brantford; OPDI Conference Registration Package; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #402 July 21, 2014

    Highlights include: New -- November 2014 OPDI Core Essentials (TM) Peer Support Training in Brantford; Ontario Throne Speech and Budget; Ontario Association of Police Chiefs Releases New Police Records Checks Guideline; OPP Commissioner on Mental Health; More on the Anti-Spam Legislation; OPDI’s Lighthouse Awards; Peer Support Survey (Repeat); News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #401 July 14, 2014

    Highlights include: OPDI’s Lighthouse Awards; Upcoming OPDI Internship Webinar; Note the Date: OPDI PEER SUPPORT CONFERENCE; OPDI Seeks Board Members; and A Survey for Peer Supporters, Peer Volunteers, and Employers of Peer Supporters.Niagara Region Mental Health and Addictions Charter; Police Records Checks; Data for Hospital Stays for Mental Health; Psychosis Conference Organizers' Letter; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #400 July 7, 2014

    Highlights include: CRTC Issues New Information for Anti-Spam Legislation and Charities; Updated Employment Standards Act; Ontario Housing Crisis also a Health Crisis; Mad Pride Toronto and Hamilton; Caffeine Overdose Kills; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #399 June 30, 2014

    OPDI Seeks Board Members; New Ontario Cabinet Announced; 2015 Rent Increase Guideline; NISA Fundraising Dinner; Peer Support Worker Position (Toronto); News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #398 June 20, 2014

    Ontario Human Rights Commission Policy Guidelines for Mental Health and Addictions Rights; Police and Training to Deal with the Mentally Ill; Canadian Public Health Association Position Paper on Illegal Drugs; Collaborative MH & A Care Best Advice Paper; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #397 June 14, 2014

    Highlights include: Health Care as an Election Issue; Barbara Hall on Police Records Checks; New Medical Marijuana Regulations; “Family Guide to Mental Health Recovery” Website; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #396 June 6, 2014

    Highlights include: OPDI Core Essentials ™ Training (updated); Ontario Leaders’ Debate Reaction; Ontario MH & A Alliance Get Responses from Parties; Police Records; AMHO CEO posting; News; and More.; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #395 May 30, 2014

    Highlights include: OPDI’s Peer Support Core Essentials (TM) Training Set for Toronto in July; Niagara Region Mental Health and Addictions Charter; Police Records Checks; Data for Hospital Stays for Mental Health; Psychosis Conference Organizers' Letter; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #394 May 23, 2014

    OPDI Peer Support Conference Call for Abstracts; CCLA Report on Police Records Check; Provincial Election Update; Krasman Centre WrapHub and Peer Navigators; Trauma-Informed Resources; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #393 – May 16, 2014

    Highlights include: OPDI’s New Facebook Page; Ontario Election Mutes Government Communications; Not Criminally Responsible Panel and Documentary; Mobile Crisis Teams for Toronto; Police Records Checks; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #392 – May 9, 2014

    Highlights include: Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance Launches Election Website; AODA Alliance Receives Disability Pledges from Parties; Toronto Star Police Records Investigation; PACE and CAHO TDM Project; Peer Navigator Posting (Southlake RHC – Newmarket); News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #391 – April 25, 2014

    Highlights include: CAMH and Smoking Ban; Not Criminally Responsible; Child Abuse and Mental Health; More on Housing First; World Health Organization Seeks Certified Peer Support Workers for Diagnostic Manual; Journalists’ Guide to Mental Health and Addictions; Peer Navigator Posting; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #390 – April 18, 2014

    Highlights include: NCR Bill Becomes Law and Mental Health Community Responds; Privacy Commissioner Speaks Up On Police and Mental Health Records; Nursing Homes and Antipsychotics; Federal Ombudsman Finds Overmedicating Among Female Inmates; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #389 – April 11, 2014

    Highlights include: OPDI Internship Webinar; No Merger of ODSP and OW; Ontario Invests in Chronic Pain Supports; At Home/Chez Soi Results Released; “Real Time Crisis Intervention”; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #388 – April 4, 2014

    Highlights include: Medical Marijuana; ED and Policing Costs; At Home/Chez Soi Findings; MHCC Peer Support Webinar Online; Campus Mental Health; News; and More.

 

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #387 – March 28, 2014

    Highlights include: Mental Health and Policing Conference Reports; Disturbing ER Care; Medical Marijuana and Harm Reduction; Zoning By-laws; AA Findings; Peer Worker Position; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #386 – March 21, 2014

    Highlights include: Medical Marijuana Court Decision; Safe Injection Sites; Police Shooting News Feature; Toronto Police Records Check Backlog; ER and Crisis; Legal Capacity Papers; Apps; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #385 – March 14, 2014

    Highlights include: Ontario Ombudsman to Get New Powers; Self-Harming Teens; Police Records Check Coalition Update; Harm Reduction; National Network for Mental Health Membership; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #384 – March 7, 2014

    Highlights include: Charles McGillivray Inquest; CAHO ARTIC Showcase Includes TDM (Peer Support); Many Webinars of Note; NCR Bill; Pot Laws; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #383 – February 28, 2014

    Highlights include: OPDI Reaction to Charles McGillivray Inquest; OPDI Peer Support Training; Police Inquests Reactions; Edmond Yu Anniversary; Police in the ER; Children’s Mental Health; A Psychiatrist’s Story of Being On the Other Side; PSACC Conference Interim Schedule; SSO Policy Analyst Position; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #382 – February 21, 2014

    Highlights include: PREFER Summit; Mental Health Lead in Algoma; Provincial Politics; Federal Budget and Reactions; Police Shootings Roundup; Antipsychotic Use in Seniors; Police Records Check Coalition Asks You to Take Action; Webinar on Lived Experience; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #381 – February 7, 2014

    Highlights include: Mental Health Lead Agency; Employment and Disabilities; ER and Peer Support in the News; Tasers; Corrections Canada; Lithium; Psychiatric Medications; Psychosis 2.0 Conference; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #381 – February 7, 2014

    Highlights include: Mental Health Lead Agency; Employment and Disabilities; ER and Peer Support in the News; Tasers; Corrections Canada; Lithium; Psychiatric Medications; Psychosis 2.0 Conference; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #380 – January 31, 2014

    Highlights include: Many Ontario Government Announcements; Medical Records and Border Crossings; Peer Support News; Research Updates; Peer Support Workers Opportunities; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #379 – January 24, 2014

    Highlights include: Police Shooting Inquest Winding Down; Rob Ford’s Addictions Considered; News; NCR in the News; Peer Support Conference; Research Findings; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #378 – January 17, 2014

    Highlights include: Mental Health in the Workplace; Barbara Hall at Police Shootings Inquest; Testimonial on Recovery and Peer Support; NCR; Youth Suicide Risk Assessment; Research Findings; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #377 – January 10, 201

    Highlights include: CAHO ARTIC TDM Model Profiles; Police and the Military in Mental Health; Medicinal Marijuana; DTFP Webspace; Conferences; ACT Peer Support Worker Opportunity(Peel Region); News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #376 – January 3, 2014

    Highlights include: Best Wishes for the New Year; Ashley Smith Coroner’s Inquest; Police and Mental Health; Supreme Court Rules on Police Notes; Medical Marijuana and Heroin Updates; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #375 – December 20, 2013

    Highlights include: Ontario Health News; Ashley Smith Coroner’s Inquest Verdict; Legal Aid Ontario Launch; Federal Views on Marijuana and Victim Surcharges; HSJCC Presentations Highlighted; National Conference on Peer Support Registration Now Open; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #374 – December 13, 2013

    Highlights include: “The Welfarization of Disability” Report; Mental Health and the U.S. Border; Co-Op Housing at Risk; Montreal’s Proposed Supervised Injection Sites; HSJCC Conference Presentations; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #373 – December 6, 2013

    Highlights include: MHCC Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Support; Legal Aid Ontario Mental Health Strategy Paper; Canada’s Military and Mental Health; Ashley Smith Inquest; Mental Health Records; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #372 – November 29, 2013

    Highlights include: OPDI Internship Webinar; Bill C-54 (NCR Legislation) Reborn as Bill C-14; Police and Tasers; Ashley Smith Inquest; Mental Health Record Leads to Border Refusal; Peer Coaches; Research; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #316 – September 14, 2012

    Highlights include: Ontario Human Rights Commission “Minds That Matter” Report; Dream Team in Napanee; More Mental Health Programs for Armed Forces; Correctional Services; EeNet Research Snapshot; TV Ontario’s The Agenda; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #360 – August 23, 2013

    Highlights include: Lighthouse Awards Nominations Now Open: Mobilizing Peer Support – OPDI AGM and Conference 2013; Police Shooting Updates; Parliament Prorogued; Research; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #359 – August 16, 2013

    Highlights include: Lighthouse Awards Nominations Now Open: Mobilizing Peer Support – OPDI AGM and Conference 2013; Upcoming Internship Webinar; Police Shooting Updates; OPDI ED and Policy Analyst Interviewed on CTV News Channel;  News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #358 – August 9, 2013

    Highlights include: Police Shooting Updates; Bill C-54 and the Federal Prison Watchdog; Canadian Harm Reduction Network Best Practices Guidelines; Betty-Lou Kristy’s Views on Research; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #357 – August 2, 2013

    Highlights include:  Ontario Poverty Strategy Update; Patient Rights; Opioids; Police Shooting; Mad Pride Hamilton; HSJCC Conference; Peer Support Software; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #356 – July 26, 2013

    Highlights include:  Canadian Crime Rate Lowest in Decades; Saskatchewan Psychiatric Medication Use Study; Taser-Related MH Death Inquest; Marijuana in the News; Peer Support Research from the U.K.; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #355 – July 19, 2013

    Highlights include:  Federal Cabinet Shuffle; Ontario Ombudsman’s Annual Report; Public Health and Children and Youth Mental Health; Peer Support Specialists in Nova Scotia; Mad Pride; Addiction in the News; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #354 – July 12, 2013

    Highlights include: Ontario Diabetes Funding Change; Health Care Options Directory; Safe Injection Site News; A Parent’s Story; EENet Annual Report; CrossCurrents Issue; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #353 – July 5, 2013

    Highlights include: MHCC Family Caregivers Guidelines; Information Guide for Peer Workers (Harm Reduction); Extreme Heat Factsheets; CAMH Cafeteria Consumer-Run; Teenage Residential Treatment Centre; Bill C-54 Reaction; Schizophrenia Society of Canada and Hearing Voices; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #348 – May 31, 2013

    Highlights include: Patient Privacy; Bill C-54 Updates; Nova Scotia Peer Support Program; PPAO’s 30th Anniversary; Brantford MH Event; Online Chat with Arthur Gallant; Linda Chamberlain Book Event; Dr. Gabor Maté Community Forum; ONN Leadership Survey; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #347 – May 24, 2013
    Highlights include: OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials in London; Quietapine Recall; Babies on Antipsychotics; Peer Support and Recovery Best Practices Event in Halton Region; the Suicide Contagion; DSM-5 Launches; CMHA National Conference Call for Submissions; New; and More.
  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #346 – May 17, 2013
    Highlights include: OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials in London; More on the Ontario Budget; Ashley Smith Inquest; Health Canada Reports on Children Deaths and Antipsychotics; New Potent Opioids on the Street; DSM-5; The Dream Team Fundraising Dinner; News; and More.
  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #345 – May 10, 2013
    Highlights include: OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials in London; Ontario Budget 2013 Coverage (updates); Stakeholder Coalition Holds Ottawa Press Conference on Bill C-54; Valproate Warning from FDA; DSM-V Debate; NE LHIN Healthy Change Champions; OHRC Rental Housing Licensing Publication; News; and More.
  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #344 – May 3, 2013
    Highlights include: Ontario Budget 2013 Coverage; Second Reading in Parliament of Bill C-54; Stitching Our Social Safety Net; Ontario Investments in Homecare and Community Care; EENet Update; News; and More.
  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #343 – April 26, 2013
    Highlights include: Peer Support in Mental Health and Addictions Webinar; Ontario Investments in Homecare and Community Care; Provincial Election Watch; “Raise the Rates” Op-Ed by John Stapleton; LGBT Mental Health Resource; TVO Panel on “Helping Hidden Lives”; News; and More.

 

 

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