Latest Event Updates
Registration is now open for the OCC/CCCO Joint Regional Meeting!
- When: December 9, 2019
- Where: Colleges Ontario (130 Queens Quay East West Tower, Suite 606 Toronto, Ontario M5A 0P6)
- Cost: The cost is $30.00 for the event and this includes lunch, the business meeting, and a ½ day PD training on treating PTSD, presented by Shirley Porter which is amazing value for your money.
- To REGISTER
We are making registration available only to OCC/CCCO members and affiliates for the first week, and spaces are limited, so book your spot quickly. After the first week, if we have any spots remaining, we will be opening up registration to others within the post-secondary community.
If you are a student, new counsellor, or new to the OCC/CCCO community we encourage you to attend and see what OCC/CCCO is all about. This is a great opportunity for everyone to meet other Counsellors, learn about what is happening across the province within the post-secondary sector, and get some quality PD training as well.
Please click on “more information” link above to find outmode about the workshop and presenter as well as the agenda and feel free to let me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lavlet Forde (email@example.com) know if you have any questions about the event.
We hope to see you all there!
Sue Furs, M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
Counsellor, Counselling & Accessibility Services
Seneca College, Seneca@York
416 491 5050 ext. 33095
Save the Date
Bringing together diverse perspectives from leading researchers, community justice activists, and front-line service providers.
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Lamplighter Inn & Conference Centre, London, Ontario
Registration opens August, 2019
George Brown College’s Student Success Division and the Center for Preparatory and Liberal Studies are pleased to announce the 20th Annual Mental Health Conference that will discuss Mental Health & Technology: Exploring Possibilities for our Well-being.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
9 am – 4 pm
St. James Campus – 290 Adelaide St. East
Join us for an inspiring and engaging day of learning!
What Will Be Happening at the AGM:
As a part of the AGM we will be facilitating a Knowledge Exchange
We are looking for presenters who would be interested in providing a brief presentation on the following topics:
- Counselling Innovations at your College
- Stepped-Care Model
- Supervision and Peer Supervision
To register and for more information about the AGM, click on the link below.
OCC Annual General Meeting
Monday May 13th from 9 – 2:30pm
CCVPS Conference @ Mohawk College
Room i126, i-Wing, Fennell Campus, 135 Fennell Ave. W, Hamilton, ON
There is NO COST to attend the AGM and LUNCH will be included
To register and for more information about the AGM, please click on the link:
The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) is implementing an exciting project that aims to support mental health programs and services being offered on Ontario public college and university campuses to evaluate their efforts. Over the last couple of years, we have developed a suite of evaluation resources that are targeted to the PSE environment, including a toolkit, webinars and resource sheets.
Last year, three campuses also participated in our coaching project. We are now looking for 3 more mental health programs/services on campuses that are willing looking to enhance their evaluation capacity. Piloting will involve using the toolkit and other resources to develop and/or implement an evaluation plan. This evaluation plan will help programs/services learn more about their strengths and areas for growth, and also how their work makes a difference in the lives of students and others. The project also offers the support of a coach; an evaluation expert in the PSE world that will offer direct, tailored support to programs/services to use the tools and learn about evaluation!
CICMH is hoping for a balance of:
- Public College and university settings (Ontario only)
- Urban and rural/remote settings
- At least one program that involves a collaboration with a community partner.
- Different types of programs/services (i.e., accessibility offices, student wellness centres, counselling centres)
They also want to consider programs and services that are newer in their journey with evaluation – (i.e.. those that would really benefit from tools/resources and the dedicated support of a champion in order to build their basic capacity). CICMH wants to begin this work by July.
If your college or university is interested in this exciting work please fill out this survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D9BKSMQ by May 20, 2019.
Marija Padjen, MSW
Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health
Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario Division
180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8
I was hoping to let you know about an upcoming event for survivors of homicide loss.
There will be some excellent speakers and performers.
- It will be the evening of May 30th.
- I’ve attached a poster: Homicide Forum Poster
Manager, Traumatic Loss Survivor Support Program
Direct: (416) 595-1716
Office address 10 Trinity Square Second Floor
Distress Centres, Box 243 Adelaide P.O., Toronto, ON., M5C 2J4
Trust this email finds you well. It is once again time to think about honouring the great work of our colleagues through the annual OCC/CCCO awards. I personally love the opportunity OCC provides to recognize the good work we all do in in the Ontario College system. In my first year at Sheridan, I really appreciated the opportunity to recognize and nominate my colleague and mentor, Sandra Hornby, for her hard work and dedication to the lives of the students and staff alike here at Sheridan College and hope you will consider doing the same.
The “OCC/CCCO Award of Excellence for Counselling Practice” honours counsellors who demonstrate excellence and innovation in the provision of counselling services, and who have significantly contributed to student success at their college.
The “OCC/CCCO Leadership Award” recognizes the outstanding contribution and/or leadership of an individual or individuals working within the Ontario Community College system.
We know there are many counsellors doing great work in our college system, and celebrating our successes is a key part of job satisfaction. It is so important for counsellors to be recognized for their efforts and your nomination may be just the boost that a colleague needs. Celebrating our work is one of the rewarding parts of our jobs!
Please consider taking the time to nominate someone who is doing outstanding work at your college and deserving of one of these awards. This year the awards will be presented at our OCC/CCCO AGM on May 13th at Mohawk College.
Below please find the award descriptions and nomination process. The OCC/CCCO website link for this information is below:
The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 26, 2019.
Please send nominations to your Regional Rep:
Darryl MacNeil, Confederation College
Phone: (807) 475-6438
Audrey Rosa, Algonquin College
Phone: 613.727.4723 ext. 5432
Maheen Sayal, Sheridan College
Phone: 905.459.7533 ext. 2891
Candice Lawrence, Fanshawe College
Phone: 519.452.4430 ext. 4307
Jamie Warren, Niagara College
Phone: 905-735-2211 x 6438
Thanks for your contributions! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact myself or your regional rep.
Maheen Sayal, MSW, RSW
Counsellor, Student Services
Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
7899 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton
Our next Toronto Forum is coming up on March 21, 2019 at Centennial College.
This is a great opportunity for you to connect with local campuses and community organizations working with post-secondary students. If you are interested in learning more or presenting, please contact Mahreen at firstname.lastname@example.org
For registration information: