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Foundation of a Movement: "Power of Change Together"

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The 519

519 Church Street The Ballroom 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

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Lunch and TTC will be provided.

Through the last half of the 20th century people with mental health issues fought to gain the right to live freely and access housing, employment and required services. While enormous strides have been made, there are still stigmas, a shortage of adequate services, and barriers to accessing housing and employment.

Over the years, consumer survivor organizations have been focusing on their own sustainability and missions. The Toronto Central LHIN’s CSI Network believes that the consumer survivor community – both organizations and individuals - would benefit from coming back together to work as a consumer survivor movement.

In July 2017, approximately 70 consumer survivors came together to discuss how we can make this happen. They identified five foundations to building a strong movement based upon our current challenges and the supports that are already available. These include:

1. Enhanced communication, greater transparency, and collaboration among consumer/survivor initiatives and support services.

2. Focus on peer support employment and training.

3. Enhanced support services.

4. Permanent funding for peer support initiatives.

5. Creation of a peer support hub (model).

In January 2018, we will be bringing together the organizations that make up the CSIs of Toronto to fully report on these consumer survivor recommendations and discuss how we, as a collective group of CSI organizations can lead the movement forward.

This event will be facilated by Bureau Kensington

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The 519

519 Church Street The Ballroom 2nd Floor

Toronto, ON M4Y 2C9

Canada

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