Fonds F 4629
49.5 centimeters of textual records
3 photographs : black and white prints
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.
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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