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Webinar: Cannabis Legalization 12:00 pm
Webinar: Cannabis Legalization @ Online
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As cannabis becomes legally available for purchase in Ontario, there are many opportunities for discussion around the possible impacts of legalization. This webinar will explore what is currently understood about cannabis use and its impacts on mental health. In this webinar you will learn the following: What is cannabis? Cannabis and Psychosis Cannabis and Brain Development Considerations with Legalization Presenter: April Trewhitt, Registered Psychotherapist, Agency Lead, Addictions, Canadian Mental Health Association – Toronto This webinar is hosted by the Human Services & Justice Coordinating Committee.
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Introduction to Grief Intervention Over the Life Course
Introduction to Grief Intervention Over the Life Course @ Online
Oct 15 all-day
Death is an unavoidable part of life that becomes increasingly more apparent with age. It is beneficial for your practice to obtain the fundamentals of grief intervention and be equipped to address dying and death circumstances. During this 4-week online workshop, you will be provided with a concise overview including resources, exercises and an opportunity to share so you gain comfort with the topic and insight in order to help others with confidence through death related circumstances of loss and grief. This workshop series is hosted by the University of Toronto.
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Working With Patients Who Use Substances: Assessment, Brief Interventions and Strategies 4:00 pm
Working With Patients Who Use Substances: Assessment, Brief Interventions and Strategies @ St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton - Upper Auditorium
Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
This intensive 3-hour interactive educational session will focus on assessment, practical brief interventions and strategies that can be incorporated into working with patients who use substances. This session can be attended in-person or remotely. Presenter: Megan Hemlow, Project Manager, Mental Health and Addictions Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand, Brant Local Health Integration Network. This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
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Youth Justice: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Strategies 11:00 am
Youth Justice: Mediation & Conflict Resolution Strategies @ Online
Oct 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
In the second of his two part Youth Justice Webinar Mini-Series, Nick Brown will inform participants of practical steps that can be taken once youth who are currently involved in, or nearly involved with, gang activity, are engaged in programming. Nick has been working with multi barrier & high risk youth since 2004. For over 13 years, Nick has become extremely skilled at community outreach, programming and engaging youth with complex needs. His captivating nature & natural ability to draw in others makes him excel time & time again with vulnerable clientele. Youth don’t want to disappoint Nick – they always remember his kind, thoughtful & funny personality. Nick takes on every new challenge & is successful in all attempts. This webinar is hosted by Umind.
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Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences 1:00 pm
Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences @ Online
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Transitioning away from home for the first time and academic pressures and worries can have a significant impact on a student’s emotional and psychological well-being. Residence life provides rich opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to mature into engaged members of the campus community. In this webinar, presenters look at the residence outreach program at UOIT and Durham College that helps to raise awareness about mental health and promote wellbeing in their campus residences. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? 12:00 pm
Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
What happens to people’s health and well-being when it is easier to obtain alcohol? To find out, register for this upcoming webinar. The webinar will explore the evidence of increasing the accessibility of alcohol, by looking at Canadian research and international examples. Presenters will discuss the potential implications of reducing the minimum price of alcohol and increasing the number of alcohol outlets in Ontario. Presenters will discuss implications at the provincial and local levels. Presenters include: Tim Stockwell Ph.D, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria Norman Giesbrecht PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health​ (CAMH) and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Participants will learn about: Evidence on increasing availability of alcohol by reducing minimum prices and expanding sales Implications of these changes for Ontario, including the potential health, social and financial impacts How these changes impact participants local community/context The target audience includes public health professionals, as well as agencies and stakeholders working in alcohol policy, and government decision makers, legislators and staff. This webinar is hosted by the Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest.
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Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

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Mental Health Outreach in Campus Residences @ Online
Oct 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Transitioning away from home for the first time and academic pressures and worries can have a significant impact on a student’s emotional and psychological well-being. Residence life provides rich opportunities for students to develop the skills needed to mature into engaged members of the campus community.

In this webinar, presenters look at the residence outreach program at UOIT and Durham College that helps to raise awareness about mental health and promote wellbeing in their campus residences.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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Increasing Access to Alcohol: What Are the Health and Financial Implications for Ontario? @ Online
Oct 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

What happens to people’s health and well-being when it is easier to obtain alcohol? To find out, register for this upcoming webinar.

The webinar will explore the evidence of increasing the accessibility of alcohol, by looking at Canadian research and international examples. Presenters will discuss the potential implications of reducing the minimum price of alcohol and increasing the number of alcohol outlets in Ontario. Presenters will discuss implications at the provincial and local levels.

Presenters include:

  • Tim Stockwell Ph.D, Director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Victoria
  • Norman Giesbrecht PhD, Emeritus Scientist, Institute for Mental Health Policy Research, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health​ (CAMH) and Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Participants will learn about:

  • Evidence on increasing availability of alcohol by reducing minimum prices and expanding sales
  • Implications of these changes for Ontario, including the potential health, social and financial impacts
  • How these changes impact participants local community/context

The target audience includes public health professionals, as well as agencies and stakeholders working in alcohol policy, and government decision makers, legislators and staff.

This webinar is hosted by the Alcohol Policy in Ontario Community of Interest.

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Indigenous Counseling Services @ Online
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Indigenous youth experience disproportionately high rates of family violence, suicide, substance abuse, and mental health problems such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. Indigenous counselling offers a safe and caring place that honors Indigenous knowledge, experience and healing.

The Indigenous Counselor treats mental health and life issues from Indigenous perspectives to relate to the diverse cultural backgrounds of Indigenous students.

This webinar will talk about common questions and challenges faced by counselors and other student services professionals in supporting Indigenous students on campus.

This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.

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