With the gracious support of the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies, we will officially launch our community with a webinar designed to give you some background on this project and introduce you to one of the authors of the Mad Canada Shadow Report. The webinar will take place on April 5 at 2:00Pm PST. Space… Continue reading MADSoC Webinar Launch
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This conference in the USA looks right up our alley. I am not sure about travelling to the USA these days, but perhaps by August things will be looking better? Apply to present and see what happens!! ******************************************** [From their website] The National Empowerment Center, a National Consumer Technical Assistance Center, is pleased to announce… Continue reading Apply to be a Presenter at Alternatives 2017. Boston, MA August 18-21
Since early 2015, we have been working to lay the foundation for a community of practice for people across Canada who are involved in mental health initiatives that prioritize or are driven by psychiatric-survivors. We wanted to create this community because so many us are working in isolation or have no support for our work.… Continue reading Why do we need a Community of Practice?
Words matter. It took much discussion before we landed on the term psychiatric survivor. Other terms that are often used include consumer, peer, lived experience, and service user. We chose survivor because it is a term that has been used historically by people with lived experience of psychiatrization and communicates a critical stance, although not… Continue reading How do you identify?
Creating this community of practice is a labour of love. It is not easy to pull together people from across Canada, working in different sectors, doing different things, but we all share one love, one focus: psychiatric survivor voices. It matters to us, whether we identify as an ally or as a survivor, that survivor… Continue reading What is behind the MADSoC?
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