Latest Event Updates
Hello OCC Community!
Our OCC-CCCO executive would like to encourage you to SAVE THE DATE of Monday December 3rd for this year’s Joint Regional Meeting. This fall our JRM will be held at Colleges Ontario in Toronto (20 Bay Street, Suite 1600, Toronto)
Further registration details will be forthcoming, but we are looking forward to connecting with colleagues at our annual JRM.
We are also very pleased to share with you that
Jamie Warren and Laraine Halewill be facilitating the PD on
“Adjusting Our Cultural Lens:
Practicing Indigenous Cultural Safety”
at the Joint Regional Meeting
(Elder Elaine Berwald – White Northern Lights Woman, Aniishnaabe, Mi’Kmaq, Métis)
This workshop aims to support counsellors to increase their individual self-awareness for the purposes of creating culturally safe spaces for First Nations, Métis, & Inuit post-secondary students. Facilitators will introduce basic concepts of cultural safety and take a trauma-informed approach to highlighting the ongoing impacts of historical and contemporary colonization on Turtle Island (North America). Embedded with Indigenous ways of knowing, participants will be encouraged to reflect on their roles and responsibilities as healthcare professionals and as Canadians in the reconciliation process.
The JRM will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other counsellors and learn from an amazing PD.
Further information and registration details are to follow and registration will open at the end of OCTOBER, in the meanwhile the OCC Executive hopes that you will be able to join us, so please SAVE THE DATE!
Lavlet Forde, MA. RP.
Counsellor / OCC PD Liaison
George Brown College, St. James Campus
416.415.5000 ext. 3770
Canada Career Month (CCM) is almost here!
The 2018 CCM theme for November 2018 is “I Know I Can Because” which focuses on building resiliency and identifying personal strengths and resources within ourselves which can help build success! Throughout the month, Canadians will be invited to share their skills on social media using the hashtag #iknowicanbecause. You can learn more about how to get involved in CCM at careermonth.ca.
When you tweet your message, please you these hashtags #IKNOWICANBECAUSE and #CareerMonth as much as possible to spread the word!
In addition to the social media campaign, perhaps you are already planning a campus outreach that lends itself to the theme of building resiliency. If so, please feel free to use the resources which are attached. (including posters and social media logos.)
Finally, we can post your event on the national career month web site. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your details.
Many thanks everyone, have a great weekend, and Happy Canada Career Month!
Judith E. MacKinnon, M.A., M.Ed., C.C.C.
Counsellor, Student Services Career Education
Davis Campus, B230
7899 McLaughlin Road, Brampton, Ontario
905-459-7533, x 5191
Sheridan | Get Creative
Career Month Resources:
Cannabis on Campus: Now What?
George Brown College Financial Services Building
290 Adelaide St. East, Toronto, Ontario
Friday, June 29th, 2018
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Doors open at 8:00 am
Cannabis on Campus: What Now?
Annual Mental Health Conference presented by the Centre for Preparatory & Liberal Studies and Student Success of George Brown College, with sponsorship from the RBC Foundation.
On June 29, join us for a day of knowledge sharing and dialogue.
Learn more about cannabis use and how the upcoming legislation may impact our campuses and our communities.
You’ll hear from a range of speakers sharing their expertise on supporting students for maximum mental health and well-being.
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health will be launching their Cannabis Guidelines and Recommendations for Ontario’s Campuses Toolkit.
Resources, lunch, prizes, and more!
Full conference details available at www.georgebrown.ca/mental-health-conference.
*Early Bird Registration until June 12th 5:00 p.m.*
Early Bird General Registration Fee: $90.00 +HST per ticket
Early Bird Student Registration Fee: $40.00 + HST per ticket
After June 12th, 2018 fees are as follows:
General Registration Fee: $120.00 + HST
Student Registration Fee: $60.00 + HST
Morning refreshments, lunch, door prizes, community resources, and a chance to network with colleagues are included!
Deadline for all registrations is June 25th at 5 p.m.
Walk-in registrations will only be accepted if space permits.
All registration fees are non-refundable.
For payments by cheque, please contact Erika Ortegon at 416.415.5000, ext.2548 or send an email to email@example.com
Please submit only one registration form per person.
59 years of Personal and Professional Development
July 8-12, 2018
The Annual Institute on Addiction Studies offers professional development and learning opportunities to those working and involved in substance use and related fields. All workshops and presentations attended at the Annual Institute on Addiction Studies conference are preapproved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF).
This year’s annual Institute features the following presentations:
- “Adult Attachment and Addiction” Annette Kussin MSW, RSW
- “PTSD & Substance Use: Medicine or Menace?”: Wendi Woo MA, C.Psych. Associate Harry Vedelago MSc, MD, FCFP, ABAM
- “The Counter-Transference ‘Trap’ within the Therapeutic Process of Addictions and Mental Health” Ian Robertson MSW, RSW
- “Addiction Treatment: What Do We Know and What We Can Do With it” Gabriela Novotna MSW, PhD
- “Managing Clients with Borderline Personality”: Beth Reade MD, FRCPC
- “Substance Use during the Life Cycle of Sexual Violence” Leah Marshall, MSW, RSW, Lauren Bloom, MSW, LGSW
- “Drugs and the Brain:An Introduction on How Psychoactive Substances Actually Change You” Rick Csiernik PhD, RSW, CCAC
- Workshops on Supporting the Bereaved, the challenges faced by Trans identified people accessing services, family and addictions, yoga for recovery and wellness, stages of change and many more.
- Keynote Speaker: Frank O’Dea O.C. LLD, “The Power of Hope, Vision and Action”
- Plenary Session Speaker: Chris D. Lewis: “Only the Resilient Will Survive”.
Ivey Spencer leadership Centre, London, ON
On behalf of Hike Ontario, the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health, Conservation Ontario, and the Ontario Council of Agencies Service Immigrants, the Canadian Mental Health Association Ontario Division is excited to announce that Mood Walks for Campus Mental is now accepting applications from interested Ontario Colleges and Universities.
Funded by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Mood Walks for Campus Mental will help post secondary institutions across Ontario to plan, implement, and evaluate walking/hiking groups to support the physical and mental health of students, including newcomer students who may experiencing additional stress due to settlement challenges, and those at risk of or experiencing mental illness.
Mood Walks offers a significant opportunity to enhance your mental health strategies with an evidence-based low, low barrier physical activity program. Hiking is a fun and low cost activity, research evidence shows that being physically active in nature has significant positive effects on both physical and mental health, and for students supports academic performance.
More detailed information on the program and how to apply can be found at http://www.moodwalks.ca/ or to learn more you may sign up for our webinar at https://campusmentalhealth.ca/webinars/physical-wellness/
If you have any questions please feel free to connect.
Jim Harris MPA
Director of Operations
Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z
Tel: 416-977-5580 Ext. 4100 or Toll Free: 1-800-875-6213
Direct Line: 416-642-1903