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Let’s LISTEN Day

Christina Fuda during a MHFA training session
Today marks Bell Let’s Talk Day. This is the 13TH time Bell has helped start the conversation about mental health and I thank them for that. This year, however, I’m going to ask you to entertain just a slight, but significant change, to its title, ‘Bell Let’s Talk AND Listen Day’.

The Post-Secondary Recovery College Movement

Interprofessional Grand Rounds


Presented by:

Holly Harris (she/her), MA; Julia Houston (she/her), BAH; Rachael Battistelli (she/her), BSc

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences


Hallie Palmer (she/her), BA (in progress)

Ontario Tech University


Learning Objectives:

1. To understand the personal Recovery movement and Recovery College philophy

2. To appreciate the impact and applicability of Recovery College programming in non-traditional settings, such as in the post-secondary space

3. To understand the importance of co-design in creating relevant, impactful and engaging communities


Join Zoom:

https:// s06web.zoom.us/j/89370603044?pwd=VHV6QWpvejJGWUZ4dlJiMlYwanVKdz09u

Trent University Students Present

Topic #1: On the Same Page:  A Read Along Activity

Presented by:
Hannah Austin, Stephanie Andrade, Heidi McDowell
Learning Objectives:
1. Gain insight into how a Read Along activity can promote collective engagement within a per group
2. Explore how the social implications of collective engagement can impact personal recovery

Topic #2Remember When – A Music Appreciation Program

Presented by:
Ashley Muir, Chelsea Herbert, Hadia Mustansir, Maryam McManus
Learning Objectives:
1. Outline facilitation methods of music recreation therapy programs in geriatric clients
2. Recognize the effects of a Music Appreciation program on engagement and reminiscence in clients in the Geriatric Dementia Unit
3. Use the CHIME framework to promote recovery through a Music Appreciation Program

New Year; New Ideas 2022

Join us for the 5th Annual New Year; New Ideas event in collaboration with Ontario Tech University
and Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences as we explore this year theme:

“Resilience and Innovation in the Face of a Global Pandemic”

Keynote address by
Jeffrey Sparr,
Co-Founder at PeaceLove Studios

Dr. Naheed Dosani, Emily Witlarge, Samantha Zhan, Dr. Christopher Collins, Dr. Wendy Stanyon,
Monica Jain, Dr. Simone Arbour

Breakout sessions:

  •  Adapting during COVID Chaos: Lessons Learned for the Next Disruption
  • Recovery College (explore cultural sensitivity in terms of the RC)

Registration is required:

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Celebrating a Century of Care : HOPE

Over the last 100 years Ontario Shores has been constantly changing and so has the message of Hope. Kristie Jennings, one of our Ambassadors of Hope, takes us through a brief history of recovery and Hope as we continue Celebrating a Century of Care.