Professional Development

2 Day FREE Workshop: “Openings: Mental Health and Harm Reduction”

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Toronto Public Health is pleased to announce the pilot of a new, free, two-day workshop:

“Openings: Mental Health and Harm Reduction”

…designed and lead by community partners, with the support of Toronto Public Health facilitators.

Please see the flyer: Openings: Mental Health and Harm Reduction

DATE: November 4 & 5, 2015

WHERE: 519 Community Centre Ballroom from 9:30 – 4:30 pm  at 519 Church Street in Toronto.

TO REGISTER CONTACT: Toronto Health Connection email:

QUESTIONS?: Call: 416-338-7600

Please let us know at registration if you have a need for special accommodation.

“Openings” focuses on the intersections of community mental health and substance use and is framed around the ways in which the harm reduction and recovery approaches support one another to enrich service provision.

This workshop features over 10 excellent community speakers covering a variety of topics including:

  • understanding the harm reduction and recovery framework;
  • rapport building with motivational interviewing;
  • supports for running peer groups;
  • promoting connection through restorative justice;
  • street and prescription drug interactions;
  • working from a harm reduction framework with folks with acquired brain injuries, ADHD and mood disorders.

As well, workshop participants will enjoy drumming with “Rhythmic By Nature”.

Rethinking Psychiatry: The Place of Mental Health Services

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Addiction Services for York Region is pleased to offer a


Re-thinking Psychiatry:  The Place of Culture in Mental Health Services.

Tuesday June 23, 2015

9:30am – 4:30pm

 If you are interested in reading more about this important opportunity or to register,  please click here: Rethinking Psychiatry

 Please note that seating is limited.

Addiction Services For York Region – 14780 Yonge Street, Suite 210 – Aurora, ON L4G 1N1 – www.


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