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Webinar: Peer Support in Addictions & Mental Health in Ontario

May 15, 2013

1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

Brought to you by Addictions Ontario, the Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs (OFCMHAP), the Self Help Alliance, and Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)

The webinar will discuss key themes from the Peer Support in Addictions and Mental Health Symposium, held in March in Toronto.  Approximately 100 stakeholders involved in peer support from across the province gathered to share their experiences, learn from others, and discuss the future of peer support in the province.

Presenters will discuss:

  • Training needs for peer supporters;
  • Challenges in delivering peer support;
  • Opportunities and future directions.

Presenters: Janis Cramp, Addictions Ontario/OFCMHAP; Jerry Mings, Desk Consulting Group Inc.; and Allan Strong, Self-Help Alliance.  

Links to registration and to the event flyer can be found at

About Evidence Exchange Network:

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet) is a knowledge exchange network that aims to make Ontario’s mental health and addictions system more evidence-informed. The EENet community includes researchers, clinicians, decision-makers, service providers, system planners, policymakers, persons with lived experience, and families. The network promotes the use of evidence in decision-making, develops targeted knowledge translation products and tools, and supports interactive exchanges. Join the network at and our collaborative space at

Watch archived EENet webinars at