Recovery College courses provide education about mental illnesses, treatment options, wellness and ultimately discovering or rediscovering passions, hope, and meaning. The Recovery College complements professional assessment and treatment by helping people to understand their challenges and learn how to manage them better to pursue their aspirations. It is a place where "lived experience" is blended with the expertise of mental health practitioners to help participants develop meaningful goals for recovery. Focus should be about hope, empowerment, possibility and connection.
The Ontario Shores Recovery College is available to all, providing virtual and in-person courses for learning and discovery. Registrants are not required to be receiving services from Ontario Shores to be eligible.
Spring/Summer 2023 Semester
May 1, 2023 to July 28, 2023
5 Learning Domains of Recovery College
Learning and Understanding
Uses information sharing to help empower individuals to explore options to help them manage their mental health condition. This includes information on recovery, different diagnoses as well as available treatment options.
Application of knowledge into the development of practical skills which can lead to enhancing one's life and managing mental health challenges.
Assists with goal development surrounding occupational planning and skill attainment for competitive employment. This includes career and education information, skills training, and preparing one for community employment opportunities in a welcoming and recovery-oriented environment.
Leisure, Health and Wellness
Uses meaningful activities to enhance positive health, quality of life and sense of well-being in many different areas. These can include social, spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental wellness.
Self-Discovery and Identifying Strengths
Provide participants with the opportunity to explore meaningful roles related to dreams and aspirations. To provide the chance to share one's story to receive and give support as well as celebrate successes and strengths.
Implementing a Recovery College?
The toolkit is a practical resource for post-secondary institutions who are developing, leading and supporting the implementation of a Recovery College or sustaining and growing an existing Recovery College.
Recovery College Leader
Phone: 905.430.4055 ext. 6435