OCC 50th Anniversary Annual General Meeting and Professional Development

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Please join the OCC for our Annual General Meeting and Professional Development day

Footprints of the Past, Present, and Future

May 16th, 2022 9:00AM to 3:30PM

Featured Panel of Counsellors from the Ontario Colleges that have made an impact on the profession, PD, and round table discussion

No cost – CLICK HERE for additional information

50 Years of OCC/CCCO

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We are celebrating 50 years of OCC/CCCO from 1972 to 2022.

50 years of excellence in providing professional counselling services to Ontario college post-secondary students.

Please stay tuned for further details on our upcoming OCC/CCCO AGM in May when we will be further celebrating the past, present, and future of OCC/CCCO as well as college counselling services…


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Trust you are all staying safe, well and healthy during these unprecedented times. As you practice social distancing and work on providing counselling services to your students remotely, there might be many ethical and legal considerations to consider.
We have created a COVID 19 tab on the website where there are a few resources on the topic and in the coming days and weeks we will post more resources to support the wellbeing of our students and our colleagues. If you would like to contribute to our online library of student mental health and self-care of Counsellors and frontline health care workers, please send me an email.
On behalf of OCC, I invite you all to take some time to share your knowledge and expertise in an online format (videos, articles, webinars etc).
Feel free to send me an email if this is something that interests you at maheen.sayal@sheridancollege.ca
Wishing you all health, safety and calm. We will get through this.

CICMH Regional Forum

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CICMH LogoDear All,

Our next Toronto Forum is coming up on March 21, 2019 at Centennial College.

This is a great opportunity for you to connect with local campuses and community organizations working with post-secondary students. If you are interested in learning more or presenting, please contact Mahreen at mdasoo@campusmentalhealth.ca

For registration information:


Warm regards,


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

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Apps! The Solution to All of Your Problems. …ok, maybe, but how do I use them?!? I am definitely guilty of suggesting apps to people without sending along some tips to make using them effective and easy. I have learned that simply suggesting an app to use is not enough. Teaching people how to integrate the technology […]

via Apps, Apps, Apps: Little Tech Wonders That Leave Us Wondering —

Mental Health & Wellness Apps!

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Hello Fellow Counsellors!

Here is the list of recommended apps from our latest chit chat on our listserv:

Word Version:

Mental Health and Wellnes APPS

This will be also available under the “Counsellor Cafe” tab on the landing page of the website.

Thanks for all of the counsellors who contributed!

Heather Drummond

Social Media Consultant/Webmaster

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New Marijuana Research Report

Good morning,

I am pleased to notify you that the report from the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) on Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis is now available on our website.

Canadian Youth Perceptions on Cannabis

CCSA undertook this research project to better understand the conversations about cannabis that are taking place every day in schools, at home and in community centres. As we move towards the introduction of draft legislation on cannabis, these conversations are becoming increasingly relevant.

We need to understand where youth are getting their information and what they are thinking, and help them make informed decisions. We can also use this knowledge to inform effective prevention strategies.

The key findings in the report are categorized according to what youth believe to be true, why youth use cannabis, what are their misconceptions, what else influences youth and what they think about prevention.

I hope that you find the report to be helpful. I invite you to share it widely with interested parties.

Join the conversation on Twitter to help create a healthier society, free of the harms of substance use, by following @CCSACanada.

Best Regards,

Katie Fleming

Knowledge Broker

Email: kfleming@ccsa.ca


Nouveau rapport de recherche sur la marijuana


Je suis ravie de vous annoncer que le rapport du Centre canadien de lutte contre les toxicomanies (CCLT) intitulé Les perceptions des jeunes Canadiens sur le cannabis est maintenant disponible sur notre site Web.

Les perceptions des jeunes Canadiens sur le cannabis

Le CCLT a entrepris ce projet de recherche dans le but de mieux comprendre les échanges sur le cannabis qui ont lieu chaque jour dans les écoles, à la maison et dans les centres communautaires. Alors qu’approche l’introduction du projet de loi sur le cannabis, ces échanges deviennent de plus en plus pertinents.

Il faut comprendre où les jeunes obtiennent leur information et ce qu’ils pensent et les aider à prendre des décisions éclairées. Nous pouvons aussi utiliser cette connaissance pour orienter des stratégies de prévention efficaces.

Les principales constatations du rapport sont catégorisées en fonction de ce que les jeunes considèrent comme exact, des motifs qui les poussent à consommer du cannabis, des idées fausses qu’ils se font, des autres influences qui les touchent et de ce qu’ils pensent de la prévention.

J’espère que vous trouverez ce rapport utile. Je vous invite à le partager librement avec les parties intéressées.

Joignez-vous à la conversation en ligne pour créer une société plus saine, exempte des méfaits de la consommation de substances, en suivant @CCLTCanada sur Twitter.

Sincères salutations,

Katie Fleming

Courtière du savoir

Courriel : kfleming@ccsa.ca


Thank You!

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A huge shout out to Lavlet and Maheen for organizing the PD for our Joint Regional Meeting this year! This training was so timely and very relevant to college counselling. For those of you who missed it, you can always check out what the Traumatology Institute for any upcoming training in various formats.

Well done Lavlet & Maheen!



CMHA: Mental Health For All Conference 2016

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September 28th – 30th, 2016


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