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CLARIFICATION:  OPDI's Definition of Peer Support
It has come to our attention that OPDI’s definition of "peer support" is not always being used in its entirety.  The definition was created and adopted by the membership of OPDI.  It may be quoted or shared only in its entirety, without alteration or editing, and with credit being given to OPDI.  We have attached a slide for clarification.  Thank you.


News to Go:

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #517 March 27, 2017

    Highlights include: 2017 Federal Budget; Basic Income Project; Federal Marijuana Framework Coming; Journal of Recovery in Mental Health Premier Issue; Social Enterprise and Public Health; Call for Abstracts; SSC Survey; Job Postings; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #516 March 15, 2017

    Highlights include: Ontario and Ottawa Settle Health Transfers; MHCC Strategic Investment in Mental Health Report; Prescribing Heroin; Medical School Dropout Owes $170K; Disability Tax Credit; Webinars; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #515 March 1, 2017

    OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials ™ Training in Sault Ste. Marie March 20 - 24 (signup deadline March 10); Social Impact Bonds Funds New Zealand PWLE Employment; Workplace Laws Overhaul Imminent in Province; Ontario Patient and Family Advisory Council Appointees Needed; Media Coverage of Mental Illness Improving in Canada; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #514 February 21, 2017

    Highlights include: MHCC Peer Support Webinar Now Online; OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials ™ Training in Chatham March 6-10 (signup deadline February 22); Internship Webinar March 1st; E-QiP and M-H Peer Support Initiative Report; SSRIs and Placebos Compared in Meta-Analysis; RNAO Releases Nurse Educator Mental Health and |Addiction Resource; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #513 February 9, 2017

    Highlights include: OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials ™ Training in Chatham March 6-10; Internship Webinar March 1st; New MH & A Funding Announcement; Health Transfer Talks Update; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #512 February 2, 2017

    OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials ™ Training in Chatham March 6-10; Ontario Counselling Program for Jurors; Substance Users Asked for Their Views on Fentanyl Crisis; Andrew Loku Inquest; No New Taxes on Private Health Plans; Housing First; New Basic Income Report; Social Phobia Group Documentary Screening in Toronto; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #511 January 23, 2017

    Highlights include: Ontario Mental Health and Addictions Alliance Positions; Canada Health Transfer Talks Update; Opioids Update; Chatham-Kent Mental Health Network in the News; Statistics Canada Youth Suicide Report; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #510 January 16, 2017

    Highlights include: MHCC and OPDI Offer Recovery-Oriented Practice Webinar on "Integrating Peer Support with Integrity"; Mini Ontario Cabinet Shuffle; Provincial Health Minister Supports Cities' Supervised Injection Sites; Federal Disability Tax Credit; ODSP/OW Transportation Rates; Jobs; News; and More.

  • OPDI NewsToGo Issue #509 January 6, 2017

    Highlights include: MHCC and OPDI Offer Recovery-Oriented Practice Webinar on "Integrating Peer Support with Integrity"; Health Transfer Talks Update; Innovative Practices (CSI Open During Holidays and Medical Offices in Retail Stores); Assisted Death and the Mentally Ill; Lay Workers and Mental Health; Jobs; News; and More.

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