Sound Times is a member-driven consumer/survivor initiative providing mental health and addiction services in downtown Toronto, Ontario and is operated by people who have experiential knowledge of the mental health, addiction and criminal justice systems. Our experiences inform our practice and many members of Sound Times find that getting assistance from fellow consumers and survivors, both members and staff, results in a very different experience of “service.”
These services are available to consumers, survivors and people experiencing mental health and addiction problems. Individuals choose to use the service by becoming members. Support is based on what a person thinks would be helpful to them and is offered in a respectful, capable and accepting manner.
Sound Times Support Services of Metropolitan Toronto was incorporated in August 1992. Since those early years, the mandate of Sound Times has expanded due to increases in funding over the years beyond the original social and recreational supports. The Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care through the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network currently maintains all Sound Times’ funding. With this enhanced funding, Sound Times has had the ability to offer more enhanced supports to individuals with specialized, individual supports.
We are operated by people who have experiential knowledge of the mental health, addiction and criminal justice systems. Our experiences inform our practice and many members of Sound Times find that getting assistance from fellow consumers and survivors, both members and staff, results in a very different experience of “service.”
The Advocacy Committee advocated to improve rooming houses and Toronto Community Housing (TCHC). Jacques Tremblay and the committee organized film screenings and discussions. The members then identified common housing issues and solutions, including greater survivor involvement.
Sound Times is publishing the Bulletin a resource for the community. The Bulletin connects you to useful resources and ideas to take control of your life. We also share news and events to build community.
The Bulletin is the publication of and for the consumer survivor community. It continues the legacy of the Consumer Survivor Information and Resource Center, which produced the Consumer Survivor Bulletin. Sound Times publishes "The Bulletin". Sound Times is a consumer survivor initiative.
When you come to Sound Times you can be who you are. We work together with you on your goals at your own pace. We will be up front about what we can and cannot do.
Sometimes it feels like waiting is a full time job. Sound Times members and staff understand this. You are welcome to come in and Get Started.
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We have developed a system of Bill of Rights and Responsibilities [Link] together.