EPION is a Provincial Network
that is comprised of
Healthcare professionals who work in early psychosis intervention (EPI) services in Ontario, including: psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, social workers, peer support workers, and family support workers.
Current and former recipients of EPI services and their family members/support systems (as defined by the individual).
Partners and Supporters
Other psychosis intervention partners and supporters.
EPION is led by a volunteer leadership team of Executive members and Working Group Chairs. They are responsible for the effective overall operation of the network and they are accountable to the membership and the Ministry of Health (as funder of the network), in partnership with the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
History of EPION
Early psychosis intervention (EPI) services in Ontario started collaborating formally in 1999. Originally called the Ontario Working Group (OWG), this grass-roots initiative was a collaboration of researchers and clinicians, community agencies, families and persons with lived experience across the province. The initial focus was advocacy within the health care system and government for recognition of (and funding for), early psychosis intervention.
EPION’s last strategic plan was released in 2018. Since then, with the support of our members, we have accomplished a great deal and grown and evolved as a network and organization.
On behalf of our entire volunteer leadership team, we are pleased to share our new three-year strategic plan for EPION.