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May 2019

7th Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference

May 26 @ 8:30 am - May 28 @ 4:30 pm

The Addictions and Mental Health Conference is the province’s largest annual gathering of addiction and mental health workers, researchers, policy makers and knowledge brokers. The 7th Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference is taking place May 26, 27 and 28 at the Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto (1 Harbour Castle).

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Navigating Difficult Client Relationships

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

For those who work in a helping role, it can be very challenging when clients are vulnerable, stressed-out, or quick to engage in conflict. Complicating matters is that difficult dynamics in the relationship are often amplified by different styles of communicating. This workshop reviews what contributes to these challenges, including the intra-personal, inter-personal, and organizational factors. By looking at case studies, participants will learn how to alter their interactions with clients they find difficult in order to transform unhealthy relational…

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June 2019

North American Refugee Health Conference

June 14 @ 8:00 am - June 16 @ 5:00 pm

The North American Refugee Health Conference (NARHC) is the largest refugee health conference of its kind globally, and offers access to recent research, best practices in refugee health, and a great opportunity for networking. The 2019 conference will be held in Toronto from June 14-16. While mass migration has been present since the beginning of mankind, the world is witnessing unprecedented migration of populations to countries throughout Europe and to the southern borders of Canada and the United States. As…

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Vicarious Trauma – Strategies for Resilience

June 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$209 – $235

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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July 2019

Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 17 @ 4:00 pm
$399 – $445

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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September 2019

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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November 2019

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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Canadian Violence Link Conference

November 21 @ 8:00 am - November 25 @ 5:00 pm

Humane Canada's Canadian Violence Link Conference is an innovative, ground-breaking conference that examines the link between violence against human beings and animals, looking at the vulnerabilities in both populations and how they intersect. In 2017, we brought together 203 professionals from 10 key Canadian sectors that work to prevent and address violence against people or animals for cross-sector training on how to stop the cycles of violence. This was the first time a national conference of this kind happened in…

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