Upcoming Conferences & Workshops

September 10, 2014
suicideTALK -  World Suicide Prevention Day: Free Workshop

Vancouver, BC

This 1-2 hour session provides information about suicide and invites participants to become more aware of community and personal beliefs about suicide. Participants are encouraged to consider what can be helpful in building safety and preventing suicide.

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September 17, October 21, October 27, November 7, November 20 and December 6, 2014
safeTALK

Vancouver, BC

safeTALK is a 3.5 hour training in ‘suicide alertness’ that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.

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September 24-26, 2014
5th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Management of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity
Winnipeg, MB

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals and policy makers working in the field of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 5th conference will focus on the burden of obesity among Indigenous Youth and particularly on the strengths of youth.

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September 26-27, 2014
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Vancouver, BC

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is an internationally recognized two-day workshop developed by Living Works Education. Using multi-media presentations, this two-day practice-oriented training builds skills and confidence in suicide intervention.

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September 30 &  October 8, 2014
Youth Suicide – Making the Connection
Kelowna, BC &  Nanaimo, BC

In the next series of Youth Mental Health workshops, “E” Division RCMP Crime Prevention Services is taking a closer look at the critical topic of youth suicide. This workshop will bring together diverse stakeholders to share knowledge and experience, and encourage collaboration.

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October 22 – 24, 2014
Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth, and Adults with Developmental Disabilities Conference
Vancouver, BC

This conference will provide educational and informative updates on psychiatric, behavioural and complex health components specific to individuals with DD, and showcase best practices in the field.

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October 24, 2014
Educational Conference on Mental Health: Facets of Mental Illness Among Youth and Adults
Scarborough, ON

This conference aims to enhance a person-centered care within the multicultural context of Canada, through a practical, informative and innovative cross cultural & inter-religious health education for the benefit of patients, families and caregivers.

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October 24, 2014
BCPVPA Mental Health Symposium
Richmond, BC

Mary-Ellen Turpel-Lafond, BC Representative for Children and Youth, is the keynote speaker at a full-day symposium sponsored by the BCPVPA in collaboration with the School-Centered Mental Health Coalition

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October 30, 2014
Assessing Suicide Risk in Kids (ASK) Training! One Day Workshop 
Vancouver, BC

This one-day workshop is meant for professional helpers, working with or caring for children, who want to learn more about suicide prevention for children from kindergarten to middle-school.

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November 17 – 19, 2014 & April 8 – 10, 2015

Restorative Justice Facilitator Training

Toronto, Ont & Banff, AB

This is a highly interactive workshop where participants will practice and gain confidence in facilitating a model of dialogue that is participant driven, culturally sensitive and empowering for all involved.

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 November 20/21, 2014
Call for Papers: Human Rights Conference 2014
Vancouver, B.C.

This event will address the most current and emerging issues in human rights law including work place human rights, international human rights, charter issues, and group rights. This conference aims to provide those working in the area with a substantive look at the current trends and practical issues to meet the increasingly complex issues in this practice.

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November 28, 2014
Mindfulness 101 Workshop

Vancouver, B.C.

A valuable resiliency skill, the Crisis Centre has been developing and delivering mindfulness programs for youth and volunteers for the past 7 years. Join us for this half day, practice-based introductory session to explore mindfulness

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