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Fonds F 4629

Ontario Psychiatric Survivor's Alliance, Metropolitan Toronto-area Branch fonds


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Title
Ontario Psychiatric Survivor's Alliance, Metropolitan Toronto-area Branch fonds
Dates of Creation
1988-2002, Predominant 1991-1992
Physical Description

49.5 centimeters of textual records

3 photographs : black and white prints

1 button

Scope and Content

Fonds consists of records documenting the activities of the Ontario Psychiatric Survivor's Alliance, Metropolitan Toronto-area Branch (OPSA-metro). The fonds contains OPSA records, OPSA-metro records and records of related associations and subject matters.

Included are OPSA bylaws, meeting minutes, newsletters, bulletins, flyers and membership comments. Also included are copies of the OPSA Employment Policy, records of the OPSA Conference Rising Tide and a copy of the OPSA Annual Report (1990-1991). Records also document OPSA committees, correspondence, job advertisements and personnel policy.

Additionally, there are several files dedicated to mental health associations other than the OPSA, including 519 Church Street Community Centre, Kingston Psychiatric Record Linkage System and the Survivors Psychiatric Advocacy Network. The fonds documents matters of mental health and psychiatric survival predominantly during the early 1990s. Also included in this fonds are several issues of a magazine titled Phoenix Rising - The voice of the psychiatrized, a Toronto publication that was one of Canada's most well know anti-psychiatry magazines.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Ontario Psychiatric Survivor's Alliance (OPSA), Metropolitan Toronto-area Branch was a division of the province-wide advocacy organization, OPSA, for survivors of psychiatric treatment, active predominantly between 1990 and 1992.

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Ontario Psychiatric Survivor's Alliance, Metropolitan Toronto-area Branch fonds
Restrictions on Access
These records contain personal information and access to the records is restricted for 100 years from the date of creation of the record. Researchers seeking access must make written application to the Archives of Ontario. Consult a Reference Archivist for more information.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright has been transferred to the Archives of Ontario by the donor. Fonds also contains material owned by various other copyright owners. To find out more about the copyright status of the particular material you wish to use, consult a Reference Archivist. There are no restrictions on reproduction for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was donated to the Archives of Ontario by Peter Margolian in 2011.
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