Useful Links

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is an innovative website that provides up-to-date information about health services for consumers and health care providers across the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant region of Ontario.

Ontario Peer Development Initiative (OPDI)
OPDI’s mission is to acquire, understand and amplify the unique and distinct voice of consumer/survivor organizations across Ontario.

Research and Publications:

Consumer Survivor Initiatives: Impact, Outcome and Effectiveness (web link) or download the pdf.

Longitudinal Study of Consumer Survivor Initiatives in Ontario (fact sheet pdf) and further information (web). There is a great list of articles on this website available by email as well as further updates and publications on the study. You can also view From Madhouse to Our House a dvd produced from the project.

Guidelines for the Practice and Training of Peer Support; Mental Health Commission of Canada (web link) or download the pdf.

Making the Case for Peer Support: A Report to the Mental Health Commission of Canada (pdf)

Survivors Helping Survivors: A Study of the Benefits, Risks, & Challenges of Peer-Support with Survivors of Sexual Violence in the Province of Ontario (pdf)

Consumer Survivor Initiatives in Ontario: Building for an Equitable Future (also know as the “CSI builder”) download the pdf here or here

Every door is the right door: Towards a 10-Year Mental Health and Addictions Strategy, A discussion paper; Minister of Health Ontario 2009 (pdf)

Therapeutic Relationships from Hospital to Community (pdf)