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  • What all physicians need to know about cannabis legalization - In this inaugural episode of Quick Takes: A podcast by physicians, for physicians, Dr. David Gratzer sits down with Dr. Jonathan Bertram to discuss the clinical consequences of legalized cannabis.

  • CMHA Mental Health for All Conference
    October 22 to 24, Montreal

    This CMHA conference will bring together leading thinkers, decision-makers, policymakers, service providers, and people with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses, including substance use disorders, from across Canada. 

  • Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program Conference 2018
    October 25-26, North Bay 

    Innovative Approaches to Outreach is an interactive event that brings together the OPOP network of collaborators and key stakeholders. This year there will be the chance to discuss innovative approaches to outreach from a multidisciplinary perspective; share and learn more about mental health outreach work directly with members of the OPOP network of collaborators and local service providers; and learn more about the northern region of Ontario, specifically their mental health and addictions needs, challenges and opportunities to serve.

  • 2018 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference: Connecting Addiction Treatment Providers
    October 25-27, Vancouver, BC

    2018 will feature an all-day symposium on addictions for members of the Nursing Profession. The Fundamentals, CSAM’s day-long course of sequential presentations on screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders will be offered on October 28. 

  • Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder, Relapse, Recovery, and Clinical Practice
    Friday, October 26, 9 to 10 am. 
    CAMH Addiction Rounds
    , Rm. 3158 BGB
    Learning objectives: to define and operationalize the construct of alcohol use disorder (AUD) relapse; to investigate the evidence base regarding AUD relapse; to identify the implications for clinical practice of research on AUD relapse. Dr. Stephen Maisto is a clinical psychologist with 40 years experience in research, clinical practice, and clinical training. His research has centered on the determinants of substance use and the assessment and treatment of the substance use disorders. 

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Portico Connected sites

Portico Connected sites are websites focussed on addiction and mental health from across Canada. They're externally hosted and editorially independent. Where possible their resources are included in the Portico search. Please visit our Connected sites page for more information.

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative (AFWI) 

L’Association canadienne pour la santé mentale (ACSM)

L’Association canadienne pour la santé mentale – Filiale de Montréal

Association québécoise de prévention du suicide

The Bloom Program

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society

Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance (CADDRA)

Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR)

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

Canadian Mental Health Association - Montreal

Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC)

Centre Psychosocial

Drug & Alcohol Treatment Information System (DATIS)

ECHO Ontario First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Wellness at CAMH and University of Toronto

ECHO Ontario Mental Health at CAMH and U of T 

Evidence Exchange Network (EENet)

Here to help

Hong Fook Mental Health Association

Kids Help Phone

Manitoba Schizophrenia Society

Medication Infoshare



Mouvement Santé mentale Québec

Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre (MMHRC)

Problem Gambling

Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) Mental Health & Addiction Initiative

Réseau Avant de Craquer


Roots of Empathy

Schizophrenia Society of Canada

Teen Mental Health

Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counselling and Health (TEACH)