June 30th, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS!"
CSI TORONTO CELEBRATES MAD PRIDE WEEK
WITH A SURVIVOR SHOWCASE
On Thursday, July 15th Mad Pride Week will be celebrated at Toronto City Hall with a showcase of unique enterprises and initiatives. This enlightening and entertaining event will feature live music and spoken word performances, special presentations, free food and beverages and an Information Fair. This is a great opportunity to witness the creative potential of madness, as well as learning about the challenges faced by survivors. The Survivor Showcase is organized by the Toronto Consumer-Survivor Initiatives Network.
Consumer Survivor Initiatives are self-help groups, alternative businesses and support services managed and staffed by and for consumers of mental health services and other survivors of mental health challenges. The Toronto CSI Network is comprised of all the Consumer Survivor Initiatives (CSI) in the Toronto Central LHIN region. The Members of the Toronto CSI Network are:
A-Way Express Courier Service (Network Lead)
Friends and Advocates
C/S Information Resource Centre of Toronto
Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses
The Empowerment Council at CAMH
Sound Times Support Services
Fresh Start Cleaning and Maintenance
In addition to showcasing the work of these CSIs, we have also invited other survivor-led organizations to celebrate with us, including:
Mad Students Society
Psychiatric Survivor Archives of Toronto
Friendly Spike Theatre
The Dream Team
The event will be held in the Members' Lounge at Toronto City beginning at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 15th, 2010.
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For more information, please contact Laurie Hall, Executive Director, A-Way Express, CSI Network Lead at: