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Join us for the next CLHIN Peer Support Community of Practice

Monday, April 13th, 2015

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CMHA York Region – 15150 Yonge Street, Suite 20, Aurora, ON L4G 1M2 (Just south of Wellington).  Parking is available at the rear of the building, off of Temperance Street, as  is the entrance.

Topic:  How to Approach Agencies for New and Innovative Peer Programs

The purpose of the community of practice is to provide a forum for mutual support, to share ideas and engage in activities that develop the practice and profession of peer support.

Community of Practice 2015 Meeting Schedule





Transitional Discharge Model: A Bridge from Hospital to Community

The purpose of this project is to implement the Transitional Discharge Model (TDM) at nine CAHO hospitals across Ontario.

Krasman Centre was pleased to partner with Baycrest Centre in order to make TDM available to Baycrest clients. Baycrest continues to provide weekly therapeutic peer support meetings to its clients based on the format that the Krasman Centre implemented.

TDM supports the successful transition from hospital to the community for people diagnosed with a mental health challenge. Hospital wards and peer support volunteers work closely with each other to ensure a seamless safety net exists for clients throughout the discharge and community reintegration processes. Some basic assumptions of the TDM are: • Positive relationships can be healing • Transitions in care are vulnerable periods for individuals with mental health challenges; and • A support network during transitional periods assists in recovery. TDM is a “best practice,” which means that studies have consistently shown it to be one of the most effective approaches to recovery.

For more information about TDM and this project specifically, please go to:


An article from #MindVine profiling Fiona Wilson and the value of peer support.



The Krasman Centre is generously funded by:

Funded in part through The Regional Municipality of York

Important Announcements

Please note that effective April 1st, 2015 our Richmond Hill drop-in hours will be as follows:

Mondays: 10:30 – 5:00

Tuesdays: 10:30 – 5:00

Wednesdays: 12:00 – 5:00

Thursdays: 2:00 – 9:00

Fridays: 10:30 - 5:00

Saturdays & Holidays: 11:00 – 4:00

Sundays: closed

We hope that this adjustment to our hours will be temporary and that we can extend our hours to Sundays again in future.

Please note our Warm Line is available 24hrs/7 days/week.

Krasman Centre Announces New Executive Director

The Krasman Centre Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Susan Dobson is now the official Executive Director of the Krasman Centre.

The Board is very pleased that Susan accepted our offer to assume the Executive Director role.

We have seen Susan's community, leadership and management skills, up close over the last 8 months as she has fulfilled the role of Acting Executive Director. We are very confident that she can lead the Krasman Centre to new levels of excellence as the premiere consumer survivor agency in Ontario.

The Board of Krasman Centre is very thankful for the support from our service users, funders, agency partners and community stakeholders through this time of transition for our organization.

John Pakkidis
Chair, Board of Directors, Krasman Centre

Krasman Centre Warm Line

The Warm Line is now 24 hours per day, 7 days per week Call 1-888-777-0979

Contact Information

Main Office (Richmond Hill)

10121 Yonge Street
Richmond Hill, ON
L4C 1T7
tel: 905-780-0491
fax: 905-780-1960

Satellite Office (Alliston)

17 Paris Street
Alliston, ON
L9R 1J3
tel: 705-435-0054
fax: 705-435-6340

Toll Free: 1-888-780-0724

Hours of Operation

Richmond Hill

Regular Hours

Mon, Tue, Fri: 10:30am-5pm
Wed: 12pm-5pm
Thurs: 2pm-9pm
Saturday & Holidays: 11am-4pm
Sundays: closed


Regular Hours

Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri: 11am-4pm
Wed: 1pm-4pm
Closed Statutory Holidays
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