The META:PHI Google group/listserv is an active online community of about 700 doctors, nurses, counsellors, and administrators in Ontario and across Canada. It is a discussion forum for addiction-related questions, cases, articles, and policies. If you have questions about this group, please contact Sarah Clarke.
Signing up and participating
To access the group as a mailing list, send an e-mail to Sarah Clarke with the following information:
- Your role and institution
- The e-mail address where you would like to receive the messages
- Whether you would like to receive each message as a separate e-mail, a daily digest e-mail with up to 25 messages bundled together, or a daily abridged e-mail with a summary of group activity
To access the group as an online forum, you will need to be signed up with a Google account. If you do not have a Google account, go to the sign-up page to create an account. You can either create a new Gmail address (default) or use an existing e-mail account (click on "Use my current email address instead"). To join the group, sign into your Google account, go to the group page, click on "Apply for membership", and write your role and institution in the text box.
To post a message to the group, e-mail your message to email@example.com and it will be disseminated to all members after moderation. If you are signed up with a Google account, you can also post your messages on the group page.
To leave the group, send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The META:PHI Google group is moderated; all messages are read by a moderator before they are posted to the group. Messages may be rejected if they fall into any of the following categories:
- Cases with too much identifying information
- Replies to requests for services in a particular area
- Messages intended for an individual
- "Low-content" messages (e.g., "Thanks!" "Interesting!")
If your message is rejected, you will receive a notification with an explanation. If you have any questions about why a message was rejected, please contact Sarah Clarke.