Community PD Events

FREE! Evaluation Capacity Training Session

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cicmhThe Centre for Innovation for Campus Mental Health will be hosting a full day Evaluation Capacity Training Session featuring Dr. Debbie Chiodo from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Provincial System Support Program  on March 5th, 2019. The session will be geared toward front-line staff and managers who are currently or in the near future embarking in an evaluation project of their programs, services or mental health strategy.

Please note this FREE event is for college and university campuses only. Registration is found

To help us make this event as helpful as possible. Please take a few minutes to fill in this survey,

Please contact Marija if you have any questions.

Marija Padjen, MSW


Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health

Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario Division

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8


Follow us on Twitter @CMHInnovation


Peterborough Campus Mental Health Forum – Free!

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Good Afternoon,

I would like to introduce myself and the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health. Our mission is to help Ontario’s colleges and universities enhance their capacity to support student mental health and well-being and optimize mental health and well-being for Ontario’s postsecondary students. My role is Communications and Stakeholder Engagement.

We would like to invite you to our upcoming forum in Peterborough (Trent University) on March 27, 2018. The forum is a one day event that takes place between 11 and 4 pm. The goal is to bring regional post-secondary institutions and community organizations together to highlight the great work being done, seek and build collaborations and to facilitate networking. The forum is free to attend and includes lunch. We also encourage you to forward this email and invite any additional organizations that you think would like to attend.

The forum will start with a networking exercise run by our director, followed by 10 min presentations from attendees on their organizations current work and what they are looking for in terms of collaboration within their community.

Please reply to with your full name, email, organization, if you would like to present, and any dietary restrictions if you are interested in attending.

Feel free to email me with any other questions you might have.


Andrew Koolsbergen

Communications and Stakeholder Engagement

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health Canadian Mental Health Association — Ontario Division

180 Dundas Street West, Suite 2301

Toronto, ON M5G 1Z8

416-977-5580 x 4147 or 416-413-1439




Workshop: Grief

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“Living with Grief: When Grief is Complicated”

Wednesday, May 31, 2017



Free! Living with Grief: When Grief is Complicated

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Living with Grief: When Grief is Complicated

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Heritage Green Seventh-day Adventist Church 349 Isaac Brock Drive
Stoney Creek (Mountain) Ontario

About the Program:

While most individuals experiencing loss face grief, most grievers can cope with loss and subsequent grief in ways defined by their culture as appropriate and can fulfill, after brief and intermittent impairment, their social and workplace roles. However, research shows that between 10 and 20 percent of people who experience loss experience more disabling reactions, including Complicated Grief or other conditions such as PTSD, Major Depressive Disorder, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, or substance abuse. Complicated Grief reactions may also be a factor in physical illness. This program looks at how to identify disabling grief reactions and when referrals to specially trained clinicians or professionals may be indicated and necessary.

Program Outline:

Part I: The Nature of Complicated Grief
Part II: Supporting Grievers Experiencing Complicated Grief Brief Intermission
Part III: Conclusion: Next Steps

Produced by: Hospice Foundation of America Sponsored in part by: Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)
In-kind support by: The Association for Death Education and Counselling (ADEC)

LOCAL SPONSORS: The Dignity Memorial Funeral Homes

Cresmount Funeral Home “Fennell Chapel” Markey-Dermody Funeral Home
Marlatt Funeral Home (Hamilton)
Marlatt Funeral Home (Dundas)

Truscott, Brown & Dwyer Funeral Home
Together with: Heritage Green Seventh-day Adventist Church

This program is offered free of charge:
To reserve a place or for more information please call:

CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME “Fennell Chapel” Telephone: 905 387-2111 or


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Is your loved one living with schizophrenia and/or psychosis?

Join the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and the North Hamilton Community Health Centre for a session for family members and friends to gain a better understanding of this chronic mental illness. We will discuss causes, symptoms, treatment, and stigma. We will provide a welcoming, safe space where caregivers will have the opportunity to share and connect with other caregivers.


Thursday, November 24, 2016


6 pm to 7:30 pm


North Hamilton Community Health Centre (438 Hughson St. N.)


Register Today!

Contact Cassandra Roach, SSO

905-523-7413 ext. 2





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WHEN: Thursday November 3, 2016 , 5:00-6:00pm

WHERE: Lower Auditorium, West 5th Site, St. Joseph’s Hospital

(West 5th and Fennel; auditorium is near the Main Entrance off West 5th)

WHO: Open to college & university students, adults considering postsecondary education, family members, healthcare professionals


  • Basic brain facts
  • What factors influence school success
  • How thinking skills relate to school performance
  • Practical brain-based strategies to improve thinking skills and school success


For questions or to register please contact, Michele Crossan (905) 522-1155 ext. 36371


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Community in Action Conference

Save the Date!

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH)  invites you to attend our free conference, Community in Action, on November 7th and 8th, 2016, at the Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W, in downtown Toronto (

The mission of CICMH is to help Ontario’s campus-based service providers enhance capacity to support students with complex mental health needs.  Our conference will focus on providing information on the creation of campus-community partnerships and circles of care and provide the opportunities to spark and make those connections.

The two days will feature key note presentations, workshops, and informational booths from community mental health agencies as well as campus partners working on Mental Health Innovation Fund projects across Ontario.

You can expect to:

  • Learn about how students benefit when campuses build partnerships with community services
  • Gather ideas about creating trauma informed mental health services for students
  • Hear updates on the latest round of Mental Health Innovation Fund projects
  • Network through informal opportunities, and structured activities

Please Save the Date!  And stay tuned for more information on how to register in the upcoming weeks.

Rooms will be held at a special rate for individuals traveling to Toronto.

Please contact Sherry Sim at 1-866 655-8548 if you have any questions in the meantime.