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Think Tank on mental health and addictions, ED use and racialized communities

March 7, 2013

You are invited to a think tank on racialized communities, mental health and addictions, and emergency department (ED) use in Ontario.

This event is hosted by the Community of Interest (COI) for Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions, and takes place on March 26, 2013 at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.

  • Join us virtually – Registration is open for a morning or afternoon live-stream (webinar) of the event!
  • Join us in person – A few spaces remain to attend this free event in person!

Keynote speakers are Camille Orridge, CEO, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and Anne Bowlby, Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Unit, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Plenary speakers will share promising practices for community-hospital collaboration for ED diversion, policing and ED protocol, and peer support in the ED. Findings from our consultation with providers and people with lived experience of racialization and mental health issues will be shared.

For details and registration, please visit the COI website or contact Jenna Hitchcox at or 1-800-875-6213 ext. 4142.

The COI is also compiling a list of promising practices for ED diversion. To tell us about a practice, model or initiative that should be profiled, contact Florence Heung at or 416-482-4103 ext 314 by March 4.

The Community of Interest (COI) for Racialized Populations and Mental Health and Addictions is a provincial forum for knowledge exchange and collaborative knowledge creation supported by the Evidence Exchange Network (EENet).

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