2014 Ontario Peer Development Initiative Lighthouse Awards
Toronto, October 6, 2014 — Paul Nguyen received the Pay It Forward Award at the 5th annual OPDI Lighthouse Awards dinner at the Holiday Inn Toronto-Yorkdale. Paul was honoured for overcoming mental health issues and using his lived experience to advocate for change to systems and practices in Toronto.

The Pay It Forward award is named in honour of Linda Chamberlain, a psychiatric survivor and award-winning mental health champion in Toronto. Award recipients include Susan Macphail, director of My Sisters' Place, Community Builder's Award, and George Chapman, chair of Self Help Alliance, Peer of the Year Award. The evening was hosted by Deborrah Sherman, OPDI executive director, and Allyson Theodorou, OPDI manager of finance and member services.

For more information about the Ontario Peer Development Initiative, visit http://www.opdi.org
John Stapleton, Paul Nguyen, Linda Chamberlain
John Stapleton, Paul Nguyen and Linda Chamberlain
Linda Chamberlain, John Stapleton Paul Nguyen Paul Nguyen, John Stapleton, Linda Chamberlain
Paul Nguyen, Susan Macphail, George Chapman Paul Nguyen Deborrah Sherman, Paul Nguyen
Photos by Sue Chun
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