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September 2019

This is Long Term Care 2019 Conference

September 17 @ 8:00 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm
$799 – $999
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Laughing Like Crazy Comedy Showcase

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Working with Violent, Suicidal and Self-destructive Adolescents

October 10 @ 8:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

Adolescents presenting with explosive and violent, highly oppositional, school disruptive, serious eating-distressed, heavy substance abuse and self-injury, and delinquent behaviors can be a nightmare to work with even for the most seasoned of therapists. Often, these youth come from families characterized by emotional disconnection, invalidation, and other destructive interactions. The adolescents’ extreme and provocative behaviors attract helping professionals and concerned members from their social networks like a magnet. To further complicate matters, the larger systems professionals often are divided regarding…

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Minding the Gap: A Conversation on Mental Health & Treatment Innovation

October 10 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

New developments in the way we understand and treat mental illness have the potential to revolutionize care for the many people who are affected. From digital to genetic therapies and beyond, join us to commemorate World Mental Health Day and have a conversation on mental health and treatment innovation. This event will feature Dr. Shreejoy Tripathy (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) and Dr. Payal Agarwal (Women’s College Hospital) who will share their experiences working on the cutting edge of…

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The Human Trafficking Crisis in Ontario: A Community Event to Help Educate the Public on HT Prevention and Awareness

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for an important panel discussion on the Human Trafficking Crisis in Ontario: A Community Event to Help Educate the Public on HT Prevention and Awareness Our guest speakers include: Shelley Gilbert, Social Work Services, Legal Assistance of WindsorJennifer Richardson, Director of Ontario Provincial Anti-Human Trafficking Coordination Office, Ministry of Children, Community and Social ServicesDetective Staff Sergeant Coyer Yateman, Anti-Human Trafficking Investigation Unit, Ontario Provincial PoliceJulie Neubauer, Toronto Anti-Human Trafficking Services, Covenant House Toronto

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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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Supporting Our Most Challenging Children: Practical Techniques to Address Oppositionality, Rigidity and Other Challenging Behaviours in Therapeutic Settings

October 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$250 – $275
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Widening the Circle: Public Legal Education and Access to Justice

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

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

Addictions and Mental Health Ontario Leadership Forum

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

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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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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Brief Focused Counselling Skills – Strategies from Leading Frameworks

November 20 @ 9:00 am - November 21 @ 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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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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December 2019

Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Racialized Young People (and Their Families)

December 2 @ 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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De-escalating Potentially Violent Situations

December 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 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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Trauma-Informed Care – Building a Culture of Strength

December 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 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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February 2020

2020 Traumatic Brain Injury Conference

2020-02-07 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$255 – $295

Join us for an opportunity to learn about innovative and evidence driven strategies and recommendations to enhance wellbeing following TBI. This event will bring together the clinical, research and legal communities to network, learn and share research, clinical practice and personal experience in TBI. Learning objectives include: Learn to incorporate evidence driven strategies to facilitate self-management of common symptoms following TBI. Hear about current research innovations that highlight recommended best practice in treatment of TBI. Gain an understanding of the…

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