Project Newsletter Number 3

No. 3, February 2012 — In this issue: » Round Table Discussions across Ontario » Diabetes and… [more]

Project Newsletter Number 3 Project Newsletter Number 3

Project Newsletter Number 4

No. 4, July 2012 — In this issue: » Diabetes and Mental Health Evaluation Wrap Up » Providing… [more]

Project Newsletter Number 4 Project Newsletter Number 4

Training Module

The Peer Supporter Diabetes and Mental Health Training Module is a specialty training program for Peer… [more]

Training Module Training Module

CMHA Ontario presents findings of mental health and diabetes project at national conference

October 17, 2013

Training mental health peer support workers so that they can help people living with mental illness understand the risk of developing diabetes and learn prevention and self-management strategies is a success story that can be emulated across the country. That’s the message that CMHA Ontario’s Director of Knowledge Transfer, Scott Mitchell, delivered on behalf of […]

Annual CDA Professional Conference 2013

August 29, 2013

The Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) will hold its Professional Conference and Annual Meetings as part of Vascular 2013. The complete conference will be held October 17-20, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec. All groups will host their individual sessions, but will come together on Friday, “Vascular Day” to present topics of interest to all. The organizers hope […]

Deadline to Register for OPDI Peer Support Training – May 31, 2013

May 10, 2013

Ontario Peer Development Initiative (OPDI) is offering a Peer Support Core Essentials Training Program! OPDI is the provincial umbrella organization of consumer/survivor initiatives. The OPDI Peer Support Core Essentials Program will be offered in London, Ontario on June 12, 13, 19, 21 and 26. For more information or to receive a registration package please email […]

New video about peer support

August 31, 2012

Standing Together is a new video from the Diabetes and Mental Health Peer Support project. Featuring interviews with project team members and peer supporters, the video explores the value of peer support for people living with mental illness and diabetes. Available in French and English. » Watch the video.

Project Newsletter Number 4

July 25, 2012
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No. 4, July 2012 — In this issue: » Diabetes and Mental Health Evaluation Wrap Up » Providing Impact with Diabetes-Informed Mental Health Peer Support » Roundtables Completed Across Ontario » Diabetes and Mental Health Peer Support Groups » Sustaining the Project » Download PDF version

The Lawson Foundation 2012-13 Diabetes Funding Opportunity opens Tuesday, April 10, 2012

April 10, 2012

The 2012-13 diabetes funding opportunity will open on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. ET. Submission deadline: Monday, May 28, 2012 at 11:59 pm ET. The Foundation seeks to award $2,000,000 through a Canada-wide call for letters of intent. Ten (10) project grants will be awarded of $200,000 (maximum) payable over 2 years.  The […]

Diabetes and Mental Health: Striking a Balance

March 23, 2012

The Central and the Toronto Central Diabetes Regional Coordination Centres invite you to a day of knowledge transfer and collaboration among service providers with a focus on supporting clients living with diabetes and mental health issues. » Download the Event Flyer (PDF) Keynote Speakers Bill Polonsky, PhD, CDE “Depression and Diabetes: What Can Health Care […]

Project Newsletter Number 3

February 23, 2012
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No. 3, February 2012 — In this issue: » Round Table Discussions across Ontario » Diabetes and Mental Health Evaluation Update » Diabetes and mental Health Peer Support Project – from a Peer Supporter’s Perspective » Training Module Update » Download PDF version

Regional Roundtables

December 9, 2011

The Diabetes and Mental Health Peer Support project, in collaboration with local consumer/survivor initiatives, hosted a series of roundtable discussions on diabetes and mental health prevention and self-management. In Attendance: Local and regional service providers from consumer/survivor initiatives (CSIs), the mental health sector, chronic disease sector and other relevant stakeholders. Discussion Focus: Explore opportunities to […]

The Importance of Peer Support

December 1, 2011

The Honourable Michael Kirby, Chair of the Mental Health Commission of Canada, speaks to the importance of peer support and the importance of peer support in the Mental Health Strategy for Canada. For more information, including links to related videos, see the MHCC press release Peer Project Forum and Special Event Held in October 2011.