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Illuminating Invisibilities: Working with Women whose Lives have been Impacted by Homelessness, Violence, Mental Health Issues and Substance Use, CAMH & Partners

Toronto, Ontario
March 8, 2013,

11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
33 Russell Street, Meeting Centre, Room 2029

The Health Equity Office and Human Resources in collaboration with the, Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario, Complex Mental Illness Program, Professional Practice Office and the Education Office is hosting a 90 minute International Women’s Day educational event: 

This free 90 minute forum will bring together addiction and mental health service providers allied professionals, community members and women with lived experience to:

  • Identify populations of women that are invisible and have been impacted by homelessness, violence, trauma, mental health issues and substance use including newcomers and women from diverse communities
  • Highlight barriers to access to the mental health, addictions and social service system for women that have been impacted by homelessness, violence, mental health issues and substance use
  • Identify strategies for creating connection with  all of these communities of women that are not accessing services


  • Rani Srivastava, Chief of Nursing and Professional Practice at CAMH – Opening Remarks
  • Eva Scott, Community Outreach Worker, Peer Support Program, Sistering – Illuminating Invisibilities
  • Sheryl Lindsay,  Executive Director - Sistering –  Illuminating Invisibilities
  • Mirna Paz,  Interpreter, Barbara Schlifer Clinic – Illuminating Invisibilities   
  • Amanda Dale,  Executive Director - Barbara Schlifer Clinic in Toronto – Illuminating Invisibilities
  • Ann Pottinger, Discipline Chief, Nursing with Professional Practice and Acting Director of Teaching Excellence and Innovation – Moderator

The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, March 6, 2013.  

To register, visit

For more information about this event, please contact Lorrie Simunovic at (416) 535-8501 ext. 2693, or