Webinar - Life in Recovery - Lessons from the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA)

October 12, 2017
1pm - 2:30pm PT
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For more information: Please visit the MHCC website or join the conversation on Twitter at #mhcchopelives
The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is hosting a series of free recovery-oriented practice webinars.

Sign up for this month's webinar on Thursday, October 12th, 2017.

This webinar will highlight a number of activities that the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) has conducted to build evidence and promote awareness around recovery from addiction in Canada. This will include highlighting the findings from the first-ever survey of Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada, and discussing the Recovery Resource for Service Providers and Decision Makers.

Guest Speakers

Robyn McQuaid, Ph. D,
Analyst, Research and Policies
Kate Moussouni, MA, Knowledge Broker

Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

The MHCC's webinars on recovery-oriented practices are designed for everyone involved in mental health services, including people living with mental health problems or illnesses and their families. Most of all, the webinars are intended for people who can help make the practical, organizational, and cultural shifts needed to develop a truly recovery-oriented mental health system.

This free webinar will be in English and a recording will be available on the website in November 2017. The PowerPoint presentation will also be available afterwards in both English and French. Additionally, please note that the MHCC hosts a monthly French webinar series on the first Thursday of each month.

Webinar - Trauma Informed Care: Part 1

October 26, 2017
12 - 1pm PT
Register by October 25

Please email Patrick Chiu with any questions.
While there continues to be greater recognition among healthcare providers around the importance of integrating trauma informed care into practice, some nurses simply, may have not had opportunity to familiarize themselves with the concepts, the impact, and rationale for incorporating trauma informed care practices. Research has illustrated the various types of trauma that one can experience and the associated physiological and mental health impacts which may result. It is well documented that health care providers' awareness of trauma informed practices may enhance outcomes for patients and prevent unintentionally re-traumatizing those entrusted to our care.

In collaboration with the Association of Registered Nurses of B.C. (ARNBC), we are proud to present a two part webinar series on trauma informed care. The first webinar in the series will focus on theoretical foundations of trauma informed care and will encourage dialogue among practitioners and their experiences. The second webinar in the series will focus on strategies to integrate trauma informed care into practice.

Webinar Goals

To increase nurses' and health care providers' knowledge around trauma informed care.


By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify the different types of trauma.
  2. Articulate the importance of integrating trauma informed care into nursing practice.


Tess Kroeker, ADPN, BHS(PN), MBA, RPN

Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics

Presented by: Knowledge Translation Program, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Workshop Overview

Knowledge translation (KT) is a bridge between research and real-world practice in an effort to strengthen health systems and improve health outcomes. But how do you apply evidence? At the KT Program, we believe that we can implement change in the health system better by thinking about change differently. Our approach to KT is rooted in theory and science, but our application of KT is uniquely pragmatic and focused on real-world impact. Our approach to training involves empowering individuals and organizations in the health system with knowledge and support on how to do KT.

Knowledge Translation (KT) Basics is a 2-day workshop on the fundamentals of implementing change using best practices in KT. In KT Basics, participants will learn how to:
  • Identify key KT definitions
  • Assess and prioritize implementation needs
  • Use appropriate methods to assess the quality of available evidence
  • Define the scope of change and ideal practices to be implemented
  • Identify key processes that inform the selection of implementation strategies
This workshop will benefit anyone interested in learning more about how KT can be applied to their own work. Professionals and full-time graduate students involved in all dimensions of health (e.g., acute care, long-term care, public health, mental health, etc.) are welcome to attend. Note: this workshop will not focus on best practices in disseminating evidence/end-of-grant KT.

Dates and Location

Dates: October 16 & 17, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada


Registration for the KT Basics workshop is $850.00 CAD per person.

There are a limited number of spots reserved for students. Registration for full-time graduate students is $425.00 CAD per person.

The cost includes participation in the 2-day in-person workshop, food (coffee/tea, snacks, and lunch), and access to take-home resources. Travel to and from Toronto and accommodation during the workshop is not included.

Application Instructions

To apply, please fill out the KT Basics workshop application form on the KT Basics website. The application deadline is October 6, 2017. If you would like to discuss whether this workshop aligns with your learning goals and needs, please contact Melissa Courvoisier.