Month: November 2015

Free Video Series

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Sitting around with nothing to do? Follow the link below to about 5 hours of free video from an autism conference featuring among others, Temple Grandin as only she can be. Can’t vouch for the quality, or how long they will be available. It is a Thanksgiving promotion (USA), so may be time limited. Ignore the pricing on the right side and just click on each video.

Happy 2 weeks to exams!



Counsellor Endorsement

Hi All

I just watched 10 minutes of the research panel video and highly recommend it. Fascinating stuff on how #s of kids with autism is determined by the CDC and new treatments for depression and anxiety.

Audrey Healy – Fleming College




Webinar: Burnout: A Guide for Recognizing the Stages of Dis-stress

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Burnout: A Guide for Recognizing the Stages of Dis-stress
12/10/2015 12:00 Canada/Eastern

Do you lack energy? Or do you feel so drained that you just can’t give any more? Are you frantically involved in getting things done? Or are you just “done” with putting any more effort into anything? In this session, you’ll learn how the answers to these questions could be signs that everyday stress has escalated to critical dis-stress. You’ll learn about burnout, what it is, what it looks like in each stage of its progression, who is at risk and what you can do about it.

Click Here to Register


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Canadian Harm Reduction Network


A Workshop for Front-Line & Peer Workers

Thursday, December 10th 2015

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Space is limited



In this interactive workshop we’ll cover:

  • Experiences of overdose
  • Risks of overdose and how to mitigate these
  • How to spot an overdose – opiates and stimulants
  • Responding to overdose, including the use of Naloxone
  • Talking to clients about use, risks, overdose
  • Why your agency and other places in your community need an overdose protocol
  • Emerging issues & trends


The Canadian Harm Reduction Network

666 Spadina Avenue, Suite 1904, Toronto, ON M5S 2H8

Phone: 416 – 928 – 0279 • Fax: 416 – 966 – 9512

Online Certificate Program in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

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January 11, 2016 – December 16, 2016

Program Pre-Approved by the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association for 160 Credit Hours (Event Code 33919) and Promoted by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy

More Information:

Online CBT Certificate Program

Free Workshop! Gaining Ground: Women and Harm Reduction

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Gaining Ground December 2015

Gaining Ground: Women and Harm Reduction” is an extremely popular workshop, designed and lead by community partners with the support of Toronto Public Health. Experienced speakers address a variety of topics related to women’s needs in harm reduction. Topics may include:

  • how women’s substance use patterns are unique;
  • understanding the history of colonialism as a first step in connecting with First Nation women;
  • bringing harm reduction to imprisoned women;
  • understanding women, trauma and substance use;
  • advocating for women who use substances and are struggling with child apprehension services;
  • harm reduction practice relevant within violence against women shelters;
  • what harm reduction means for sex workers;
  • ensuring the voice of lived experience has power in your agency.

What participants will take away from the workshop:

  • An overview of the key issues that affect women who use substances and ways to deliver services that meet their needs.
  • Practical tips, tools and strategies for working with women from a harm reduction perspective.
  • An opportunity to reflect on your practice and to connect to service providers across sectors.


  • There is no lunch served, but there is a cafe on the main floor of the building.
  • Out of respect to those who have allergies, please do not wear scented gels, sprays, or lotions.
  • We are honoured to open each session at 9:30 am with a traditional Anishnawbe First Nation smudge lead by an Elder: cedar or sage may be burned.  It is optional to attend this part of the workshop.
  • Please bring a USB Key if you would like copies of the power points from the presentations.