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October 2019

CAG2019: Navigating the Tides of Aging Together – 48th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting

October 24 @ 8:30 am - October 26 @ 4:30 pm

The Canadian Association on Gerontology welcomes you to Moncton, New Brunswick for our 48th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting. Join us for Canada’s premier multidisciplinary conference for those interested in individual and population aging.

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Understanding Opioids: Methods for Prevention & Response

October 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 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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Trauma & The Struggle to Open Up: The Therapeutic Relationship as a Catalyst for Healing

October 28 @ 9:00 am - October 29 @ 4:00 pm
$379 – $409

This practical workshop, led by a leading expert on trauma and based on the book Trauma and the Struggle to Open Up, will address ways to effectively navigate the therapeutic relationship with trauma survivors to help facilitate recovery and growth while avoiding common pitfalls. The therapeutic relationship is of utmost importance in all helper-client interactions, but it is especially important when working with trauma survivors - who often bring with them some unique challenges. For example, trauma clients may: Have…

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Canadian Guidelines on Alcohol Use Disorder among Older Adults

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
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Widening the Circle: Public Legal Education and Access to Justice

October 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free

Community Legal Education Ontario, the Ontario Justice Education Network, and the Law Society of Ontario are proud to present this day-long conference addressing public legal education and its role in access to justice. This event will address current and emerging topics in public legal education and information (PLEI), including: The role of community workers in helping clients with legal information,Evaluating and measuring PLEI (including via functional literacy analysis and access to justice metrics),Providing real-time responses to the public,Doing meaningful territorial…

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November 2019

HSJCC Conference – Colouring Outside the Lines: Innovations and Creative Community Responses

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 1:00 pm
Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond St W
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2L2 Canada
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National Conference on Ending Homelessness

November 4 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
Edmonton AB Edmonton, AB Canada + Google Map

The National Conference on Ending Homelessness arms policy makers, funders, researchers, advocates, community leaders and front line workers with the inspiration, information, tools and training they need to end homelessness.

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Gender Affirming Services for Children, Youth And Families

November 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
$139.22 – $198.88

Emerging research shows that gender affirmation has health benefits, and embedding it in mental health supports will minimize the negative consequences of transphobia, homophobia or biphobia. Added protections in human rights legislation also means that practitioners working with children, youth and families need opportunities to practice skills and plan for compliance in order to promote health and wellbeing in Canada’s increasingly gender-diverse demographics

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When All The Time You Have is Now: Walk-in Clinics & Single Session Therapy

November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 8 @ 5:00 pm
$395 – $435

Walk-in clinics and other forms of quick access to services have become a key part of the landscape of service delivery in Ontario as outlined in the policy paper, “No More, No Less: Brief Mental Health Services for Children and Youth” (Duvall, J., Young, K.,Kays-Burden, A.,2012). Narrative therapy ideas and practices provide therapists with ways of quickly engaging people in deeply meaningful and useful conversations. These practices are a perfect t for settings in which just a brief encounter with…

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I Don’t Wanna Talk About It: Working With Hard to Engage Children, Youth & Families

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Working with difficult to engage clients can be frustrating and challenging, even for seasoned clinicians. The challenge of working with younger clients in therapy can be further compounded by their fear of entering therapy, their lack of control over the decision to attend therapy, their feeling of being scapegoated for family problems, their lack of motivation for treatment, and their developmental capacity which can make it difficult for them to respond to traditional talk-therapy. The first step in working with…

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I Don’t Wanna Talk About It: Working With Hard to Engage Children, Youth & Families

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$200 – $215

Working with difficult to engage clients can be frustrating and challenging, even for seasoned clinicians. The challenge of working with younger clients in therapy can be further compounded by their fear of entering therapy, their lack of control over the decision to attend therapy, their feeling of being scapegoated for family problems, their lack of motivation for treatment, and their developmental capacity which can make it difficult for them to respond to traditional talk-therapy. The first step in working with…

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Artrageous!

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Life is full of ups and downs. For those with mental health challenges this is even more true. How do we find ourselves and hold balance in the often rocky ride. Artrageous seeks to bring a community of healers, consumers, families and friends who unite to celebrate the courage, creativity and resilience of those around them. Art, poetry, music and dance create a mood of wonder and solace for the long winter months ahead. Gratitude for our diverse and creative…

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Addictions 101: Exploring Substance Use and Gambling

November 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30

This session will cover information related to substance use, including viewing substance use on a continuum, substance use effects, how people make change, review of an abstinence approach and a harm reduction approach, recovery treatment options in Ontario, stamping out stigma, and recovery concepts.

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Addictions and Mental Health Ontario Leadership Forum

November 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$100

The introduction of Ontario Health Teams brings significant new opportunities and challenges for the community mental health and addiction sector. Our Leadership Forum will focus on how we can work together to shape the new healthcare agenda, and ensure mental health and addiction are part of the solution. Join executive directors and CEOs from Ontario’s community mental health and addiction sector on November 18 for a robust conversation. The Leadership Forum is open to members in good standing of Addictions…

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Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

November 18 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 4:00 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$409 – $459

Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. This workshop is designed to move beyond general counselling skills and offer increased capacity and confidence to those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base and current skill set. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques from each of these frameworks will be explored, accompanied with experiential opportunities to…

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Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

November 18 @ 9:00 am - November 19 @ 4:00 pm
$409 – $459

Due to limited resources and time, brief counselling interventions that are effective and efficient are becoming more in demand. This workshop is designed to move beyond general counselling skills and offer increased capacity and confidence to those wanting to expand their existing knowledge base and current skill set. Participants will acquire a deeper understanding of Cognitive Behavioural, Strengths-Based, Narrative, and Solution-Focused counselling frameworks. Practical strategies and techniques from each of these frameworks will be explored, accompanied with experiential opportunities to…

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Trauma & Addiction: An Exploratory Discussion

November 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$165

Join this important educational discussion forum to help us discern where we are with trauma and addiction and what might be incomplete, inappropriate or fundamentally needed. We will open with an agreed approach to the day, then use facilitated discussion and short educational segments to gather where you, the participants are with trauma and addiction, then look at ways to better serve folks.

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Everything (You)th Need: Redefining Youth Care

November 19 @ 7:00 am - November 20 @ 6:30 pm
Ottawa Ottawa, ON Canada + Google Map
$200 – $300

This event will be a unique opportunity to identify, share and mobilize knowledge about integrated youth services (IYS). IYS (sometimes referred to as ‘hubs’) provide youth with a ‘one-stop-shop’ for support with their mental health, physical health, substance use and addictions, education, vocational supports, housing and more. This isn’t your typical ho-hum conference. Guided by a team of youth and family advisors, this unique event will be hosted by Frayme in partnership with ACCESS Open Minds, Foundry and Youth Wellness…

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EPION Conference 2019: Partners in Practice and Progress

November 19 @ 8:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm

The EPION conference will highlight and explore innovative and promising practices in early psychosis intervention. We will also recognize and honour the clinical, research and peer initiatives of our EPI programs as well as the ongoing work of EPION itself.

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Addictions and Mental Health Ontario Community of Practice Meetings

November 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$100 – $150

The community of practice meetings are conducted twice a year (May, after the conference & November) and provide an opportunity for colleagues to meet and share information around innovative program delivery, challenges in program delivery, current trends and much more. The break-out meetings are currently divided into residential treatment, community treatment, withdrawal management services, supportive housing, and youth services.

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