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Upcoming Houselink’s Road to Employment Workshops

These workshops are designed for participants interested in getting back to work or starting a new career to integrate back into their communities through work, skills development, education, on the job training or volunteering. The fall series of workshops promote employment as a critical social detriment of health for consumers/survivors of mental health and addictions.

Workshops are offered Tuesdays 1 pm – 3 pm at Lillian H. Smith Library, 239 College Street, Toronto.

September 6: A – Z in Finding Work

September 13: What Do You Need to be Ready?

September 20: Where are the Jobs?

September 27: Employment & Social Services

October 4: Want to Earn While you Train?

For more information and to register, please contact Angela Zaglul at 416-516-1422, or email angelaza@houselink.on.ca

Community of Practice – September 1st

Community-of-Practice at the Self Help Resource Centre!

We offer a peer support group for peer support workers and volunteers. This ongoing monthly group is an opportunity for peer support group and one-on-one facilitators to get support from other peer facilitators, share valuable resources and experiences, and brainstorm solutions to challenges in the field.

We are now registering for our next community of practice session on Thursday, September 1st from 4 pm to 6 pm. The topic will be Registered Disabilities Saving Plans. Please register to registration@selfhelp.on.ca

Harry Potter & Game of Thrones TRIVIA NIGHT

Join us on Aug 28!

New to the SHRC! Themed Trivia combines two of your favourite shows, films or artists to double the challenge and the fun. Whether you’re a Potterhead or Unsullied, find the fans amongst your friends and get a team together to be in the chance to win awesome fan merchandise and other prizes!

Your dedication to the shows, films and artists you love can help the SHRC raise much needed funds to help people through major life challenges.

When: Sunday Aug 28 at 5pm
Where: Raiders Sports Bar (formerly Sports Centre Cafe) @ 49 St. Clair Ave. W.
Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the door
Can’t attend, but want to support? Buy a sponsored ticket for an SHRC volunteer to attend.
Purchase via CanadaHelps

Other details:
Teams of up to four people maximum. Questions will be from both Harry Potter and Game of Thrones (books and film/TV), and each team should consider studying up for both for the best chance to win.

Accessibility: Unfortunately, the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Email: shrc@selfhelp.on.ca with any questions.

Life is magical with peer support. #bettertogether

This is an SHRC fundraising event. All proceeds go directly back into SHRC’s work to help people transition through major life challenges and transitions on a path to improved health and happiness.

Hope to see you there!
— SHRC Team

Job posting: Program Facilitator at Pieces to Pathways

Pieces to Pathways (P2P) at Breakaway Addiction Services is a peer-led initiative creating Canada’s first substance use support program for LGBTTQQ2SIA youth 16 to 29 years old in Toronto.

They are looking for 2 contract part time Program Facilitators to work with the Project Coordinator to coordinate and facilitate the community and drop-in space for racialized youth.

To read more information and to apply, please enter here: https://charityvillage.com/jobs/search-results/job-detail.aspx?id=344581

Repair Café!!

Repair Café Toronto is a grassroots, volunteer group that organizes events where neighbours help neighbours learn how to repair. You are welcome to bring your broken household item – computer, electronics, small appliance, clothing, jewellery, book or bike. Anything you can carry – you name it!

When: Saturday August 27th – 10:00am – 2:00pm (Registration closes at 1:00 pm)
Where: Toronto Reference Library – 789 Yonge Street
Contact: http://repaircafetoronto.ca/

 

Recovery perspectives – Recovery Network, Toronto

What do we mean by recovery?

Many people ask for a definition of recovery. Some academics tie themselves in knots trying to draft a definition of recovery that suits whatever purposes their grants demand of them, kinda missing the point.

Recovery as we mean it defies definition: one, definitive description agreed by everyone –  a one size fits all.

Recovery is personal and unique. Each of us is a unique experience of the world and of being human. To date there have been a total of about 150 billion human lives, each one different from every other. We each have our own understanding of recovery because we have our own unique human experience – and that’s a big part of “the” point of it. That’s not to say that there’s nothing in common but that for each of us there’s a different mix of factors and different approaches to getting to what is a human life.

So we don’t even attempt to offer a “definition” but aim to help share multiple perspectives and insights to go into a big pool of ideas.

And we don’t even have to agree on the ideas because there are no right and wrong answers for anyone – only what works, and we don’t know what works till we try. And what works for you may not work for me – and likewise.

If you have one of your own, or know of a good one and want to share it, then contact us: https://recoverynet.ca/contact-us-3/

 

Introducing the Stella’s Place Ambassador Program

As Stella’s Place grows, we are with increasing frequency bringing our young adults in front of the media, to professional conferences, and into meetings with politicians and community stakeholders to act as ambassadors at these events. These appearances are integral for raising awareness with funders, families and young adults as to why the innovative approach of Stella’s Place is vitally needed in order to usher in a brighter age of mental health treatment. Whenever young adults appear at events on behalf of Stella’s Place, they have the opportunity to make an impression, so that the case can be made on why this can’t wait

That’s where the ambassador program comes in. It’s a training for young adults who want to share stories of their lived experience, as well as their experiences with Stella’s Place. We are looking for 10 young people to become ambassadors for Stella’s Place. These young people would participate in an in-person training on September 10 and 11th, and then go on to speak at Stella’s Place events, attend important meetings and speak to the media about their story and why you and Stella’s Place are so awesome.

We will be accepting applications at this link https://stellasplace.typeform.com/to/g0MrNA  until August 19th.

If you have any questions please email araimundo@stellasplace.ca

 

Game of Potter Trivia!!

Join us on Aug 28!

 

Harry Potter & Game of Thrones TRIVIA NIGHT

New to the SHRC! Themed Trivia combines two of your favourite shows, films or artists to double the challenge and the fun. Whether you’re a Potterhead or Unsullied, find the fans amongst your friends and get a team together to be in the chance to win awesome fan merchandise and other prizes!

Your dedication to the shows, films and artists you love can help the SHRC raise much needed funds to help people through major life challenges.

When: Sunday Aug 28 at 5pm
Where: Raiders Sports Bar (formerly Sports Centre Cafe) @ 49 St. Clair Ave. W.
Tickets: $25 in advance | $30 at the door
Can’t attend, but want to support? Buy a sponsored ticket for an SHRC volunteer to attend.
Purchase via CanadaHelps

Other details:
Teams of up to four people maximum. Questions will be from both Harry Potter and Game of Thrones (books and film/TV), and each team should consider studying up for both for the best chance to win.

Accessibility: Unfortunately, the venue is not wheelchair accessible.

Email: shrc@selfhelp.on.ca with any questions.

Life is magical with peer support. #bettertogether

This is an SHRC fundraising event. All proceeds go directly back into SHRC’s work to help people transition through major life challenges and transitions on a path to improved health and happiness.

Hope to see you there!
— SHRC Team

New guide: Women living with HIV and intimate partner violence (in English and French)

NEW GUIDE:

Women living with HIV and intimate partner violence: Questions & Answers

Femmes vivant avec le VIH et violence au sein d’une relation intime : Questions et réponses

 

This new guide is for women, including trans women, who are living with HIV and who experience or are at risk of experiencing violence from their intimate partner.  Intimate partner violence can be physical, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse from someone with whom you have or had an intimate relationship. Abuse by an intimate partner is not only wrong – it can be against the law.  The guide is attached and is also available on our website: www.halco.org/2016/news/new-guide-women-living-with-hiv-and-intimate-partner-violence-in-english-and-french.  It can be printed as a booklet in Adobe Reader/Acrobat.

The guide was produced by HALCO, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network, METRAC and the AIDS Committee of Toronto.

As always, HALCO provides free legal services for people living with HIV in Ontario.  We encourage you to refer everyone who is diagnosed with HIV to us for free legal advice.  We practice a very broad range of law.  People can call us at 416-340-7790 or toll-free at 1-888-705-8889.  Our intake hours for new legal inquiries are Monday,Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HALCO staff also provide legal education workshops across Ontario.  We would be pleased to work with you to provide a workshop for you, your colleagues and/or community.  If you would like to arrange a workshop, please contact me.  Thank you.

 

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