Info, resources, advocacy. THANKS for your support!

Drugs, treatment centres and finances,

In October, there were big decisions about legalizing cannabis and the tentative  permission for continued substance use spaces. There have been delays in cannabis delivery and substance use spaces.

November is also financial literacy month. You can access credit counselling and resources around the city. This is very important because the Provincial government will present changes to the OW/ODSP system on November 8th. You can act now to shape that policy.

The Ontario government announced “new” Consumption and Treatment Services (CTS)

  • “Consumption and Treatment Services” would replace the former Supervised Consumption Services and Overdose Prevention Site models. Existing sites could apply to continue operating under the planned new model.
  • Under the new model, each site would implement an ongoing monitoring and reporting plan, as well as adhere to a comprehensive enforcement and audit protocol. This would help review performance, provide measurable outcomes and ensure compliance.
  • The new model would continue to feature life-saving overdose prevention and harm reduction services, as well as a new focus on connecting people with treatment and rehabilitation services.

More information: //

OPS Site schedules and map: OPS SIS Map October

Pro Tip: …Check in with ISAC, your worker and the news on November 8th or 9th to find out about any changes in OW/ODSP. And our website!


Did you have a good Halloween? Did you see people dressed as us? ! Do costumes of violent “psychos” or schizos affect the way we are seen and treated by everyday people?     #MadnessIsNotACostume


Feedback on accessibility of elections. Go to

October Bulletin – Employment, elections are health#616

1. Work. Disability. Election. Work is hard. Work is harder when you don't fit in and the workplace doesn't accommodate…
End the criminalization of sex work! #Election2019

Solidarity Statement for Sex Workers’ Rights

This is a health issue that affects many people with mental health / substance use issues. You might want to…

Harm reduction services are an Election issue – Petition

Tell federal party leaders to support life-saving harm reduction services Sign the petition here: We’re facing a crisis. And our…
Event poster text in article.

Presentation – Ethics of Patient Inclusion (1)

Adventures in integrating mad people's knowledge into psychiatry curriculum In this presentation we will discuss: Centering Madness: a course prioritizing…

What should we include in the Food Issue?

Food Access, Advocacy, Fun

Create your own user feedback survey