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On the Frontlines

Family Matters Learning Institute

Families are defined by caring relationships between people with mental illness, their relatives, friends, and others in a supportive capacity. On the Frontlines Family Matters 2009

  • Provides families with a unique opportunity to learn from each
    other and from well-known and respected family members and health care
    professionals presenting Keynote Addresses and Plenary Sessions.
  • Clearly and powerfully focuses attention on families - their role
    and impact on the treatment and recovery of individuals with mental
    illness and/or addiction.
  • Will enable families from across the province - who would otherwise not be able to access such an opportunity - to interact with others facing similar challenges.
  • Engages participants in the on-going process of developing and building family resources and developing support networks.

Presenters:  Valerie Pringle, Dr. Gabor Maté, Peter & Marion Free,
Jacqueline Beaurivage, Drs. Fred and Penny Frese, with special
performance by Stand Up For Mental Health comedian Michael Cole

Presented by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs

Cost: $89 per person includes light breakfast, breaks and lunch.

Register online today to attend one of 13 video-simulcast sites at,, or

Video Simulcast: Hamilton, Guelph, London, Windsor, Toronto (Host
Site), Kingston, Barrie, Ottawa, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Smiths Falls,
Sudbury, Fort France