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September 2020

Vicarious Trauma: Strategies for Resilience

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

Helpers regularly encounter stories and symptoms of trauma in their roles. There is growing evidence that the impact of directly supporting others through experiences of trauma goes beyond burnout or fatigue. The toll of witnessing intense human experiences and emotions can contribute to a negative transformation of a helper’s own sense of safety, and of being competent and purposeful. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to examine their own experiences and become aware of the signs of both…

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Providing Support Remotely: Strategies for Helping From a Distance

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$99 – $119

Human beings are built to connect. Our health and resilience are strengthened by interactions with others, which is why it’s natural for us to have a preference for in-person, face-to-face support during times of struggle. However, the realities of COVID-19 and social distancing have forced helpers to adapt how we connect and offer support. This workshop explores the benefits and challenges around supporting others remotely. Practical strategies for how to intentionally engage with others when we are not able to…

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Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This training will provide guidance to those providing mental health care to young people and their families around providing culturally competent care for diverse young people. The training will discuss various ways that young people and their families may have felt unheard or uncomfortable in mental health settings due to their racial and/or ethnic identity and will discuss approaches that practitioners can use to help decrease barriers to care for such young people and their families. This training will discuss…

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Addictions and Mental Illness: Working with Co-occurring Disorders

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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October 2020

Mindfulness Counselling Strategies: Activating Compassion and Regulation

October 1 @ 10:00 am - October 2 @ 5:00 pm
$409 – $459

The ability to regulate one’s body and find balance in emotion, thought, and physical health is at the core of healing and well-being. This workshop is designed to first teach participants to develop these skills for themselves. From this base, the application of mindfulness-based strategies in counselling work is explored. In this highly experiential training, participants will practice mindfulness, regulation, and activation strategies meant to promote compassionate self-awareness and emotional balance. The skills learned are relevant and applicable for working…

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Fierce Self-Compassion

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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$199 – $225

Since the publication of Kristin Neff's ground-breaking book Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. But that has generally focused on the gentle version of self-compassion, which involves “being with” ourselves in a compassionate way. We comfort and soothe ourselves when in pain, just as we might for a friend who is struggling. We give ourselves our own kind attention and care rather than cutting ourselves down with…

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Trauma-Informed Care: Building a Culture of Strength

October 7 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

Trauma is prevalent in our world and has an impact on many of the people we interact with, including our clients and colleagues. Compassionate and trauma-informed care is essential to providing effective support and building sustainable services. This workshop explores how to build a trauma-informed culture in a workplace setting that integrates knowledge throughout the organization. Participants will develop an understanding of the pervasive impact of trauma on individual health and relationships. Guiding principles will be explored for increasing emotional…

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Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health For All (MH4A) Conference – Virtual Conference

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 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. The Canadian Mental Health Association‘s 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 mental illnesses come together to set the agenda. The theme of this year’s conference is Hope in an Age of Uncertainty. This year’s objective is…

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Dialectical Behaviour Therapy: Balancing Acceptance and Change

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

People who struggle to regulate their intense emotional experiences often feel like they are at the mercy of reactive coping patterns. It can seem like these emotional storms hijack their behaviour, take control of their thinking, and hurt their relationships with other people and themselves. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) provides concepts and skills to help people have more choices, become more emotionally calm, and be more present in their lives. This workshop explores key concepts and useful skills such as…

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Canadian Association on Gerontology 49th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting

October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm
Regina, SK Regina, SK Canada + Google Map
$395 – $420

CAG2020 is the 49th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Canada’s premier association of those who work, research or have an interest in the field of aging.

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November 2020

International Federation on Ageing: 15th Global Conference on Ageing

November 1 @ 8:00 am - November 3 @ 5:00 pm

Population ageing is arguably one of the most significant social transformations of the twenty-first century, with implications for nearly all sectors of society, including labour and financial markets, the demand for goods and services, such as housing, health, transportation and social protection, as well as family structures and intergenerational ties. The risk of being under prepared for the impact of population ageing will be great, but equally the potential upsides and extraordinary opportunities are underestimated. The IFAs 15th Global Conference…

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Addictions and Mental Illness: Working with Co-occurring Disorders

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 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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Gender and Sexual Diversity in Youth

November 5 @ 10:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
$409 – $459

Gender and sexuality are central features of identity development in adolescence. When a person’s internal experience of gender and/or sexuality does not match what would typically be expected of them based on their external appearance, it can cause great distress and difficulty. This workshop will show helpers how to best support youth in these situations. Participants will develop an awareness and understanding of what this experience can be like, enabling them to create more accessible and welcoming environments for lesbian,…

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The World of Addiction: Now & the Future

November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 5:00 pm

The ISAM-CSAM Annual Conference brings together more than 700 leaders, researchers, and clinicians in addiction medicine to share, collaborate, and connect. In addition to a conference program featuring global leaders and prominent researchers, both ISAM and CSAM offer pre-conference and post-conference educational opportunities for professionals looking to expand their skills and knowledge. This year marks the first year that the conference will be held exclusively online, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and British Columbia’s restrictions on gatherings of more…

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Fourth International Housing First Conference: Knowledge mobilization of evidence-based Housing First practices

November 16 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Conference objectives Promote knowledge mobilization related to the Pathways HF model and implementation fidelity.Provide capacity-building and networking opportunities for stakeholders internationally.Identify needed policy changes and the role of local, provincial, and international networks in creating policy change. The conference will include: Keynote presentationsWorkshopsPanelsResearch symposiaPoster sessions Conference partners Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH)Pathways Housing First CanadaInternational Housing First Network This conference in held in collaboration with the CAEH National Conference on Ending Homelessness, taking place November 18-20, 2020. This conference is supported by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s National Housing Strategy (NHS) Research and…

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National Conference on Ending Homelessness 2020

November 18 @ 8:00 am - November 20 @ 5:00 pm
$644 – $919

he 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. Join over 1,500 people from across the country who share the same aim: to see an end to homelessness.

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December 2020

De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations™

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$219 – $249

For those who work in an environment where there is potential for violence, it is important to develop the skills needed to defuse dangerous situations. This workshop is designed to teach people to de-escalate potentially violent situations through assertiveness and interpersonal communication. The training will explore how anger and violence interplay, including opportunities for self-assessment of personal communication styles. Participants will develop a clear understanding of how to assess the potential for violence and respond with a diverse set of…

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April 2021

National Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Law

2021-04-28 @ 8:00 am - 2021-04-30 @ 5:00 pm
$75 – $1045

CIAJ’s 45th National Conference will focus on the important issue of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples of Canada. Reconciliation, as defined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, is an “ongoing process of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships,” by rebuilding trust, making reparations, and forging true social change. The conference will bring together contributors to the development of Indigenous law in Canada. They will share their experiences, successes, challenges, and lessons learned for future efforts in expanding Indigenous government and self-government in…

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June 2021

Brain Injury Canada National Conference

2021-06-02 @ 8:00 am - 2021-06-04 @ 5:00 pm
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road
Ottawa, ON K1K 4S3 Canada

Brain Injury Canada is thrilled to announce our next conference will take place in Ottawa on June 3-4, 2021 at the Ottawa Conference & Event Centre, with a day of workshops on June 2nd. Our national conference is designed for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and individuals living with acquired brain injury.

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