This Community-University Research Alliance (CURA) was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and received $1,000,000 over a 5-year period (2011- 2016). This CURA used a participatory action research design, incorporating both qualitative and quantitative measures, to facilitate a capacity-building and community- development approach to address issues of poverty and social inclusion for psychiatric survivors. An annual conference was used to gather input from the community at large to promote understanding at all levels of society of issues relevant to poverty and social inclusion. These annual conferences were used as a forum to identify problem areas of poverty and social inclusion for psychiatric survivors and develop realistic action plans with the community in finding solutions.

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Click here for information about the 2015 Conference.