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Understanding Mental Health and Addiction System Needs of Francophones in Ontario 12:00 pm
Understanding Mental Health and Addiction System Needs of Francophones in Ontario @ Online
Dec 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm
Francophones are the largest linguistic minority in Ontario and, by provincial law, have special language rights. Yet, they experience substantial health inequities. “As many as 53% of Francophones living in Ontario report having no access, or very limited access, to mental health and addictions services in French.” In 2016, the Ministry of Health commissioned the Provincial System Support Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to engage stakeholders to examine the mental health and addiction needs of Francophones in Ontario. The aim was to advance the province’s mental health and addiction strategy by looking at service gaps for Francophones in Ontario and proposing recommendations for improvement. This led to the report, “Ciel Eclairci! Toward better access to French Language Mental Health and Addictions Services in Ontario.” Please join this webinar to discuss the findings from Ciel Eclairci. The webinar will share: the context and methodology of this work some key facts about Ontario’s Francophone population the themes from the engagement sessions, including service gaps and access barriers recommendations to improve access to care for Francophones in the province. This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment Community of Interest.
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 8:30 pm
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) @ YMCA Employment & Immigration Services
Dec 7 @ 8:30 pm – Dec 8 @ 4:30 pm
ASIST is a two-day workshop that provides practical training for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. Participants in the workshop learn how to: Recognize invitations to help Reach out and offer support Review the risk of suicide Apply a suicide intervention model Link people with community resources Registration includes two days of instruction, workshop materials, a comprehensive book, and a wallet card. Certificate is received upon completion of workshop, at the discretion of trainers based on appropriate participation. Learning formats include use of simulations, role-playing, group discussions, etc. Attendance is required for full two days to receive certificate. Participants are responsible for their own refreshments and lunch. Space is limited. Please email to register. This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
A Health Promoting Campus: What Is Your Role? 1:00 pm
A Health Promoting Campus: What Is Your Role? @ Online
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
How Student Affairs and higher education leaders in all sectors of campus can use the Okanagan Charter as a powerful call to action to embed human and ecological considerations for health and wellbeing in our campus plans and policies, to create environments which support learning and personal development and culture of well-being. We know that people who are well are able to engage in deeper learning, are more productive, and have a stronger sense of community and connection — all of which help create happier, healthier campus communities. We recognize that to be well, we must maintain healthy and resilient ecosystems and that when people and place are considered together, our communities can truly thrive. Our institutions must confront the complex issues about health, wellbeing, and sustainability of people and the planet. The Okanagan Charter provides higher education with a common language, principles, and framework to put campuses at the forefront of this movement. For our learning communities who live, work learn, and play on our campuses, we must begin to plan health promotion actions into the fabric of our campus setting. This session will help leaders and administrators understand what it means to become a health promoting campus and how understanding the Okanagan Charter is an important step to creating a campus plan for wellbeing. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
How Do We Measure Recovery? Incorporating the Perspectives of People With Lived Experience 1:00 pm
How Do We Measure Recovery? Incorporating the Perspectives of People With Lived Experience @ Online
Dec 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Recovery from addiction is considered an ongoing process; it requires the person to continuously manage their addiction to prevent problems from returning. But there is no clear consensus on what recovery means in the field of addictions. Join CAMH for the latest webinar in the “New Narratives” series, as two researchers discuss the results of their study on this topic and implications for Ontario’s addiction treatment system. You’ll learn about: The current understanding of addiction recovery. Findings from a study that asked people with lived experience of addiction to define recovery. How we can assess recovery as part of a recovery-monitoring system in an addictions treatment setting in Ontario. This webinar is hosted by the Evidence Exchange Network (CAMH).

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