Seats have sold out at the PREFER summit for attendees.

If you wish to attend as part of the information fair or as an artist who is displaying their work, please get in touch with Elizabeth or Kalisha as soon as possible. Limited spaces remain and must be booked.

For Information/Resource tables for peer groups, mutal support/self-help groups, consumer survivor run organizations, consumer advocacy groups, etc please contact Elizabeth at e.carvalho@krasmancentre.com

Artists contact: Kalisha k.goodberry@krasmancentre.com

Join the Centre for Building a Culture of Recovery and the PREFER project for a special workshop on Support Work, Dignity, and Health!

Friday September 21, 2012 from 9am-10pm.

Limited spaces available — register today!

 

Support Workers as Dignity Workers

NORA JACOBSON,  M.A. , Ph.D.

Author of “Dignity & Health”

The  “Dignity Model”  &  “Dignity Audit”

 

DIGNITY SPEAKS TO EACH OF US.

Join us as we explore:

  • the processes & structures of dignity violation
  • dignity promotion opportunities
  • the consequences for individual & collective health
  • imagine reform of our systems of health and social care.

Setting Boundaries in Supportive Relationships

KATHRYN STOREY, RN, M.A. Ph.D.

An update on a research project on finding balance in setting limits within peer support relationship.

 

Presenters/Trainers

Dr. Nora Jacobson is the author of Dignity and Health, which was just published by Vanderbilt University Press. From 2001 to 2010 she was a scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and she conducted her research on dignity in Toronto. She now lives and works in Wisconsin. You can find her blog at www.commonrespect.wordpress.com.

 

Dr. Kathryn Storey, PhD. was the Administrative Director for the Regional Acute Mental Health and Addiction Service for North Simcoe Muskoka. Prior to that she was the Chief of the Acute and Community Division at the Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene and remains an employee of the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. She is a registered nurse with an additional undergraduate degree in Psychology and  completed her doctoral thesis  on  leadership of people in recovery.    She continues her work as a consultant, educator and independent contractor specializing in program development and evaluation, and recovery education  consultation.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Managers of health, mental health, addiction, & social service programs
  • Policy and decision makers
  • Clinical and social support workers
  • Peer workers
  • Activists
  • Family Members & Friends
  • Peers:  Anyone who is in the role of a “supporter” and a “peer”.
  • Anyone who wants to stimulate thought and potential action towards increasing the responsiveness of social & health services to respect the human rights of those they seek to support.

 

 WORKSHOP DETAILS

Date: Friday  September 21, 2012

9am-4pm

Fee: $150  Early Bird/$160 Regular/

$75 Student

Location: Branson Site , North York General Hospital

555 Finch Ave. W.  Toronto

 

 REGISTRATION

Online:  http://preferdignity.eventbrite.com

Or fax, email, or mail your registration form and mail with cheque payable to: The Krasman Centre, 10121 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, On L4C 1T7

 

 

Dignity_REGISTRATION FORM

Dignity (Flyer/Poster with details for sharing)

Dignity&Health.Jacobson

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

The Summit is a province-wide conference that enables PREFER participants, consumer/survivors, families, allies and professionals to gather and educate one another, be educated, network and share their experience on peer support.

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Branson site – North York General Hospital

555 Finch Avenue West*, Auditorium (lower level)

Keynote Speaker:  Nora Jacobson Peers as Dignity Workers

How dignity violation and dignity promotion affect individual and collective health and how peers are well-suited to be dignity auditors.

“Setting Limits in Peer Support”

ART!  Show & Sale by PREFER participants & consumer survivors

Panel Discussion & Guest Speakers & Networking

REGISTRATION:  FREE for Consumer/Survivors.  There is a $25.00 fee for professionals, family members and allies.  Lunch is included in registration.  Details on how to register can be found in the attachment.  Click here to download: REGISTRATION FORM PREFER Summit 2012

 

Questions about the Summit?  Contact us at:  prefersummit2012@gmail.com or by telephone @ 647-203-3726

 

PREFER Summit Sept 22 Flyer

You have just one week left to send us your application if you would like to join PREFER this summer!

The application deadline is May 22, 2012

You can click here to complete the application form online  or print out and fax/mail/scan and email this application form.

 

For more information (for yourself or to share/post):

Announcement Flyer (pdf)

Program Brochure (pdf)

Application Form (pdf)

Detailed Program Information and Description (pdf)

Handout from Information Sessions (pdf)

 

Frequently Asked Questions (with answers) can be found here.

 

To read more about some of our recovery programs, please visit the following websites.

WRAP:  http://www.mentalhealthrecovery.com/wrap

Like Minds: Peer Support Education 

Pathways to Recovery: http://www.socwel.ku.edu/mentalhealth/projects/value/pathways/workbook.shtml

Gaining Autonomy with Medication: http://www.rrasmq.com/gam_guide.php  (note: English text appears after the French sections.)

Please join us to learn more about the Peer Recovery Education For Employment & Resilience (PREFER) program.

We ask that you let us know you are planning on coming so that we can plan for enough chairs, but we may not be able to return you call before the information session. Leave your name and contact information and the session you would like to attend by email: e.carvalho@krasmancentre.com or phone 905-780-0491 ext: 125 or Toll-Free: 1-888-780-0724

Monday April 30th, 2012 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm North York General Hospital — Branson Site, 555 Finch Ave., West, Toronto (just west of Bathurst St.) **Wheelchair accessible. Follow signs on main floor. **Free parking across the street at North York Centennial Arena (580 Finch Ave. W.)

Monday May 14th, 2012 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm North York General Hospital — Branson Site, 555 Finch Ave., West, Toronto (just west of Bathurst St.) **Wheelchair accessible. Follow signs on main floor **Free parking across the street at North York Centennial Arena (580 Finch Ave. W.).

Thursday May 17th, 2012 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Richmond Hill Public Library — central library branch meeting room B (second floor), 1 Atkinson Street, Richmond Hill (southwest corner of Yonge St and Major Mackenzie Drive). **Free parking

Are you interested in learning more about Peer Support and Recovery? Are you thinking about getting more involved in your community or working as a peer?

Come to an information session to learn about the Peer Recovery Education for Employment & Resilience (PREFER) project! PREFER is an innovative community of learning and mutual support and we are hoping to welcome new members into our education and training program in the coming spring.

Applications are now being accepted from people interested in participating in our education and training program and preparing to provide recovery-supporting peer support in employment, community, or volunteer roles. Bursaries are limited to 60 and allow for all training to be provided at no expense to the participant.

Although we are not offering jobs, this program will offer the skills-training and knowledge that helps get jobs in a new and emerging field of service delivery, as well as transform the current helping system based on lived experience and the knowledge of service users.

At the information sessions, you can learn more about the program, how to apply, and how to make your application stand out. There will be also time for questions and answers.

Please let us know you are coming by leaving your name and contact information by email: e.carvalho@krasmancentre.com or phone 905-780-0491 ext: 125 or Toll-Free: 1-888-780-0724

Monday February 20, 2012 6:30pm-8:00pm     The Krasman Centre, 10121 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, Ontario (just north of Major Mackenzie Drive). *Note: there are cats on the premises; a small threshold at front of entrance.

Monday March 5, 2012 5:30pm-7:00pm    The Krasman Centre, 10121 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, Ontario (just north of Major Mackenzie Drive). *Note: there are cats on the premises; a small threshold at front of entrance.

Wednesday March 14, 2012 4:30pm-6:00pm   North York General Hospital — Branson Site, 555 Finch Ave., West, Toronto (just west of Bathurst St.) **Wheelchair accessible.

Tuesday March 27th, 2012 3:00pm-4:00pm    Houselink Community Homes  Drop-in, 805 Bloor Street West, Toronto (West of Christie Subway Station). **Wheelchair accessible.

 

Are you part of a group of people who would like to learn more about PREFER?  Is your group in York Region, South Simcoe, or the Toronto Area?  We might be able to come to you!  Please contact us to make arrangements.

 

If you are visiting the Krasman Centre, please note that we have two cats who live at the centre. We have a small parking lot in the back of the building, but there is more free parking on across from our parking lot. It is possible to get to the Centre using public transportation even though there is a transit strike in York Region. The 99 Yonge YRT bus is travelling between Finch Station and Bernard Terminal according to it’s regular schedule. You may wish to allow extra time because the buses may be crowded and moving slower than usual.

Are you interested in learning more about Peer Support and Recovery? Are you thinking about getting more involved in your community or working as a peer?

Come to an information session to learn about the Peer Recovery Education for Employment & Resilience (PREFER) project! PREFER is an innovative community of learning and mutual support and we are hoping to welcome new members into our education and training program in the coming spring.

Applications are now being accepted from people interested in participating in our education and training program and preparing to provide recovery-supporting peer support in employment, community, or volunteer roles. Bursaries are limited to 60 and allow for all training to be provided at no expense to the participant.

Although we are not offering jobs, this program will offer the skills-training and knowledge that helps get jobs in a new and emerging field of service delivery, as well as transform the current helping system based on lived experience and the knowledge of service users.

At the information sessions, you can learn more about the program, how to apply, and how to make your application stand out. There will be also time for questions and answers.

Please RSVP by leaving your name and contact information by email: e.carvalho@krasmancentre.com or phone 905-780-0491 ext: 125 or Toll-Free: 1-8880780-0724

Monday November 21, 2011    5:30pm-7:00pm The Krasman Centre, 10121 Yonge St., Richmond Hill, Ontario (just north of Major Mackenzie Drive).

Tuesday November 29th, 2011   5:00pm-6:30pm North York General Hospital — Branson Site, Maple Room 555 Finch Ave., West, Toronto (just west of Bathurst St.)

We want to thank everyone who has expressed interest in joining the PREFER community and everyone who has applied.  We are in the process of reviewing applications and contacting everyone who applied.   Thanks for your patience.

If you just heard about PREFER and want more information, we invite you to attend an information session in September!  More information will be available soon.

If you still have some unanswered questions about the PREFER program, please take a look at the following resources from our recent information sessions:

Powerpoint Presentation

Handout from Information Sessions

A collection of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is available here.