Building a Culture of Recovery
A comprehensive education strategy
Peer Recovery Education
for Employment & Resilience
The PREFER project wants to let you know that we still have plenty of space at our resource tables at the PREFER Summit on Saturday April 9th; so, if your self-help group, mutual support groups, drop-in centre, peer program, or community health centre would like to have a presence, or even a stack of program brochures, please complete and fax back the "exhibit hall" form as soon as possible. Please share this information -- and post the Summit flyer -- with your networks, people you serve, your peers and your colleagues. The PREFER summit is provincial in focus, but there is a heavier GTA and York Region presence. More information is contained below on this rare recovery networking event.
Spaces for a special day-long training workshop, The Art of Facilitating Self-Determination with Stephen Pocklington are filling fast... and there are few spaces left. If you intend on registering, please do so as soon as possible by faxing your registration form or using a credit card to complete the online registration: http://selfdetermination.eventbrite.com/
The PREFER project team
Tel: 905-780-0491 Ext: 125
Announcing the PREFER First Annual Summit: Saturday April 9th, 2011
The Peer Recovery Education for Employment and Resilience (PREFER ) program of the Centre for Building a Culture of Recovery is proud to announce that its First Annual Summit, held in Toronto, Ontario at the Central YMCA (20 Grosvenor Street; near Yonge/College), is scheduled for Saturday April 9th, 2011 and will be available at no cost to people with lived experience of mental health or substance use challenges.
The Summit is an opportunity for the Participants who have been receiving education and training in Peer Support and the wider community of People in Recovery, Consumer/Survivors, and Recovery Supporting agencies and partners to network, share skills, knowledge and discuss opportunities for building a systemic culture that supports Recovery and embraces Peer Support. A keynote address by Stephen Pocklington of Well Beyond Recovery will be followed by a variety of networking and learning opportunities as people from across the province gather to talk about recovery, recovery education, and peer support and employment in the mental health system for people with lived experience. The summit promises to be a gathering of leaders in the Peer Support movement across the province that will move us closer to building a culture that is grounded in Respect, Recovery, and Resilience.
The First Annual PREFER Summit, then, will be an excellent opportunity for PREFER participants, community members, C/S/X groups, mental health program administrators, social service students, mental health community associations, mental health, addictions, and related service agencies, and foundations to learn from each other, deepen their knowledge of recovery, and gain a greater understanding of peer support and how to implement and support peer recovery education.
Space for resource and information tables is still available!
The Centre for Building a Culture of Recovery is proud to announce that it is hosting Steven Pocklington from Well Beyond Recovery in delivering a full-day professional development workshop, The Art of Facilitating Self-Determination on April 8, 2011 in Toronto.
The Art of Facilitating Self-Determination is a full-day intensive workshop especially geared to professionals working in mental health and/or addictions, but anyone interested in supporting true self-determination for others is welcome to attend. Participants will learn the fundamentals of creating safe learning environments where people feel welcomed and valued for who they are, and that keep participants engaged and coming back for more. Participants will learn about the principles that govern self-determination and the values that guide this work. They will learn about Intentionality and how to do this work mindfully, and how to sit with discomfort in the difficult situations that predictably arise. Participants will learn and practice how to speak one's own truth while leaving room for the truths of others; how to effectively introduce oneself and one's program in ways that make a favorable first impression and draw people in; how to stay true to the role of facilitator or supporter and resist the temptation to "fix, save or advise;" how to make effective presentations and facilitate discussions that are rich and lively and stimulate learning; and, how to attend and respond compassionately when difficult emotions arise during a workshop or during one-on-one work.
About the Trainer:
Stephen Pocklington is the founding director and lead trainer for Well Beyond Recovery, an organization that promotes wellbeing and self-determination for all people. With 25 years of experience working in the mental health field (and a lifetime of dealing with why we have such a field), Stephen is committed to expanding the limits of what we think possible for ourselves, and to growing our awareness of the transformational power of companionship and unconditional valuing.
Date, Location, and Cost:
The training will be held in downtown Toronto at the Central YMCA,
20 Grosvenor Street near Yonge and Carlton on Friday April 8th, 2011 from 9:00 to 5:00pm.
The fee, including lunch, is $160 Regular, $150 Early Bird Discount (on or before March 7), $75 Student.
To register for the training, please fax, email or mail your completed registration form
c/o The Krasman Centre 10121 Yonge Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 1T7
Please make all cheques payable to the Krasman Centre and mail them to the address above. Your registration will be confirmed once payment has been received. We are unable to accept cancellations or offer refunds, but you may re-assign your registration to a colleague at no extra cost should you be unable to attend after your registration has been processed.