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Coming in November: 2017 OPOP Annual Conference


Outreach with HeART: Arts-based Approaches to Health in the Outreach Context


Sharing Bioethics by Lisa Boivin

The Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program (OPOP) and Northern Psychiatric Outreach Program at CAMH (NPOP-C) are pleased to co-host this year’s event!

Please join us in shared professional development, thought-provoking presentations and interactive discussions to support and challenge one another to provide the highest quality service possible to the areas we serve. 

Space is limited so early registration is recommended.

Sharing Bioethics appears courtesy of Dene Artist Lisa Boivin. Click image for larger version. 

Sign up for the Pre-conference activities

When registering for this conference, please indicate your interest in the digital storytelling workshop or AGO tour pre-conference activities. #OPOP2017

Download the full conference program.  

Agenda Day 1
OPOP 2017 day 1 agenda

Agenda Day 2
OPOP Day 2 agenda



November 9 - Digital Storytelling Workshop

Video camera and lens

Create Explore your experiences in psychiatric outreach

Film - Facilitators will assist with filming and editing your story

Share - Screen your story at the close of the conference, on November 10th

Join with other residents, faculty, northern colleagues, and peers to create digital stories related to working in outreach contexts. Participants will be fully supported by a team of experienced facilitators, who will guide the group in creating the stories.

Digital storytelling is a mode of creating and sharing stories through the use of technology. Your story can be developed from a poem, an emotion, music, an image, an object, or an existing story. Participants are encouraged to bring objects, photos or ideas related to their outreach experiences to the workshop. Facilitators will guide the development of stories as part of the workshop. Facilitation is by REDLAB – Re-visioning Difference Mobile Media Arts Lab. REDLAB uses arts and technology to engage participants in the use of story to explore experiences of marginalization, ability, and resilience.  

Digital Storytelling - About Digital Storytelling Agenda

2017 Conference Information & Registration

Location: Artscape Sandbox


Registration Fees

Costs associated with meals are included in the registration fees. Travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the participant or program. Click here to learn more about the conference policies.

Register here.

Registration issues?

For technical issues related to registration and payment please email: Robyn.Steidman@camh.ca.

Contact: OPOP.PEPO@camh.ca


November 9 - AGO Self-guided Tour

AGO staircase

Focusing on Indigenous and northern art at the AGO  

Admission - We have free admission available to the Art Gallery of Ontario. There will be a limited number of tickets for general admission available for our group at the ticket counter. Early admission is recommended, and spots are limited, so please sign up if interested.

Reflection - Reflect on, and appreciate Indigenous worldviews, and systems of knowledge through artistic practices and representation.

Tour - Tour with other residents, faculty and northern colleagues and peers on self-guided tour to the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO).

This session, “Looking through art” is a self-guided gallery tour focusing on Indigenous and northern art at the AGO. Download the brochure here

AGO self-guided tour

2017 Accommodations

To reserve accommodations

A limited number of rooms are being held for OPOP conference guests at the Holiday Inn “Toronto Bloor-Yorkville” at the CAMH corporate rate of $145 until October 21, unless sold out before that date. 

Direct link: Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program — Hotel Reservations

Call reservations desk (416) 968-3300 wtih booking code “OPO” 


About OPOP

The Ontario Psychiatric Outreach Program (OPOP), formed in 1999, is a collaborative and dynamic network of dedicated academics and practitioners in the mental health field, sharing expertise and resources to deliver clinical services and education to Ontario's rural, remote and under-serviced areas.

OPOP is committed to providing clinical service, education and support of the highest quality to communities throughout Ontario, particularly communities that are rural, remote or considered under-serviced in terms of mental health care. We will continually strive to provide multidisciplinary, contextually relevant, community-oriented service and education.