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August 2019

Understanding Opioids: Methods for Prevention & Response

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

More and more people are being poisoned by opioids. We need all hands on deck to turn that around. Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, including how to administer naloxone, a life-saving medication that can help temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. We will also cover concepts that impact opioid use, related harms, and the scope of opioid-related issues within the Canadian and local context. Participants will receive further information and resources on how to apply what…

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September 2019

Understanding Opioids: Methods for Prevention & Response

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Free

More and more people are being poisoned by opioids. We need all hands on deck to turn that around. Learn how to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, including how to administer naloxone, a life-saving medication that can help temporarily reverse an opioid overdose. We will also cover concepts that impact opioid use, related harms, and the scope of opioid-related issues within the Canadian and local context. Participants will receive further information and resources on how to apply what…

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Laughing Like Crazy Comedy Showcase

September 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Hope + Me: Mood Disorders Association of Ontario and St. Michael's Hospital STAR Learning Centre invite you to come Laugh Your Head Off at the Laughing Like Crazy Showcase. The Laughing Like Crazy (LLC) program is an intensive 16 week group that teaches participants how to develop a stand-up comedy routine based on their experiences of mental health issues and the mental health system. Each meeting combines mutual support and group building with learning how to write, hone and deliver…

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The Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service Conference II: Exploring Risk & Recovery in Dual Diagnosis

September 18 @ 8:30 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm
$300

CAMH's Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service is pleased to once again present a conference to promote knowledge sharing between the developmental and mental health sectors in the support of adults with developmental disabilities that have come into contact with the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems.

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2019 Back to School Conference

September 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$200

PIA Law and the Toronto ABI Network are pleased to co-host the Back to School 10th Anniversary Conference. This year’s conference is titled, "Mental Health: Navigating Life After Trauma". In addition to the conference, we will be also be presenting the Awards of Excellence in Brain Injury Rehabilitation in collaboration with the Ontario Brain Injury Association.

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Mental Health For All – Connection Interrupted: Restoring Mental Health in a Fractured World

September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 25 @ 5:00 pm

The Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference plays a unique role in uniting the people and ideas that exemplify mental health in Canada. Now in its fourth year, the MH4A Conference is an important place of convergence, where service providers, front-line workers, researchers, funders, policy makers and people with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses come together to set the agenda. The theme of this year’s conference is Connection Interrupted: Restoring Mental Health in a Fractured World. Together…

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Recovery Capital Conference

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
$450

After a highly successful first year, Recovery Capital (RC-TO) is returning September 26th – 27th with the most innovative two-day event designed to provide accessible, accredited, and multi-disciplinary professional education on the latest innovations in the fields of addiction and recovery with a focus on Recovery Capital. Recovery Capital is defined as the breadth and depth of internal and external resources that can be drawn upon to initiate and sustain recovery from alcohol and other drug problems. The second annual…

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When the Well is Dry: Compassion Fatigue & Self-Care

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50

In this lively and interactive workshop we will: Define compassion fatigue and discuss how it looks and feels Explore risk factors for compassion fatigue Utilize an individual self-assessment tool to reflect on our own compassion satisfaction, stress and fatigue Explore some of the challenges to self-care Share and discuss a variety of self-care strategies Consider supplementary resources locally and online Learning opportunities includes: videos, practice exercises (breathing, grounding),small group discussion, large group discussion, individual reflection, facilitator sharing and humour. If…

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Challenging Behaviours in Youth – Strategies for Intervention

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$99 – $119

For those who work with youth, managing challenging behaviours that interfere with development, learning, or success can be both frustrating and exhausting. This workshop will review challenging behaviours related to aggression, non-compliance, and attention-seeking, and will provide a framework for intervening with these behaviours. Participants will analyze the effectiveness of their current approach and develop insights into what is happening when attempts at intervention do not work. Guidelines for structuring interactions for positive outcomes will be given, and a coaching…

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October 2019

35th Annual Crisis Workers Society of Ontario Conference

October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm
$525 – $570

This year's theme "Survive & Thrive" is all about moving beyond surviving and toward thriving. Our dynamic speakers will explore issues related to workplace trauma, human trafficking, addiction and healing.

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Specialized Violence – Self-Directed Violence

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
$100

This webinar on Specialized Violence – Self-Directed Violence is presented by Dr. Brianne Layden. Suicidal self-directed violence occurs in nearly every country and causes substantial personal and societal burden. This webinar will review conceptual and definitional issues related to suicidal self-directed violence, with a focus on distinguishing this behaviour from non-suicidal self-injury. In addition, the nature of the problem will be discussed on a global scale, as well as within specific populations and settings. Currently, many professionals rely on unstructured…

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Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs

October 3 @ 2:00 am - 2:30 am
Free

The Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest (OHFRN-CoI) presents a webinar on "Collective Care: Supporting one another and preventing burnout in Housing First Programs". Housing First work is both inspiring and intense. How can we manage the impact this can have on the emotional, physical, and mental health of Housing First staff? During this webinar, you will: discuss and practice strategies, including mindfulness, a highly researched practice that promotes well-being and reduces anxiety; explore the theoretical and biological…

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10th Canadian Conference on Dementia

October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 5:00 pm
Quebec QC Quebec, QC Canada + Google Map
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Getting Unstuck: Processing Trauma-Induced Guilt & Shame

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$199 – $219

For decades the therapeutic work of PTSD was processing fear, helplessness and horror. Recently the DSM has expanded the definition of PTSD to include guilt and shame. Evidence-based research indicates that unprocessed/unresolved guilt and shame are risk factors for developing and maintaining PTSD symptoms as well as compromising the healing process for clients with Complex PTSD and Developmental Trauma. In this workshop we will define guilt and shame and outline their similarities and differences. We will review the different subtypes…

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Peer Support: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future

October 7 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm

Please join us for the Ontario Peer Development Initiative’s 2019 conference: “Peer Support: Honouring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future”. At this year's conference we want to honour the past and what got us to where we are now. Treasure the present, and celebrate our accomplishments. Then we want to continue the conversations on what we can do to help shape the future of peer support. Our lineup this year offers a keynote address chronicling 25 years in…

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Medical Psychiatry Alliance 2019 Annual Conference

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Each year the MPA Conference attracts a range of healthcare professionals, trainees, patients and family members who are dedicated to transforming the lives of patients living with both mental and physical health issues. The MPA was designed to create new models of care and to train current and future healthcare providers to better support patients and families with co-occurring mental and physical health conditions. Attendees to this year’s conference will learn about capacity building efforts in new models of care,…

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Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$219 – $249

Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery from both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined. Helpers may often be at a loss for where to start – did the addiction cause the mental illness, did the mental illness cause the addiction, or is there something else leading to both? This workshop provides a framework for working systemically with both issues at the same time. Participants will explore…

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Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$219 – $249

Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery from both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined. Helpers may often be at a loss for where to start – did the addiction cause the mental illness, did the mental illness cause the addiction, or is there something else leading to both? This workshop provides a framework for working systemically with both issues at the same time. Participants will explore…

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Addictions and Mental Illness – Working with Co-Occurring Disorders

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$219 – $249

Many people who struggle with mental illness also struggle with an addiction. Recovery from both of these issues is complicated because they affect each other and are intertwined. Helpers may often be at a loss for where to start – did the addiction cause the mental illness, did the mental illness cause the addiction, or is there something else leading to both? This workshop provides a framework for working systemically with both issues at the same time. Participants will explore…

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Whole Campus, Healthy Communities

October 15 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
$100 – $150

Campuses are the sites of a wide range of mental health challenges, from exam-related stress and roommate relationship issues to anorexia and depression. A characteristic of a mental healthy campus would be students feeling safe and supported in talking about their concerns. At such a campus, everyone in the institution takes ownership of student success. Student affairs administrators, faculty, residence directors, and counsellors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they – along with many other campus…

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