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Addressing Substance Use - De Dwa Da Dehs Nye's Aboriginal Health Centre
RNAO Mental Health & Addiction Initiative
August 10, Hamilton

This free one-day workshop is for nurses and health professionals who want a fundamental understanding of how to work with clients who use substances.

Toronto Recovery Captial Conference
September 13 & 14, Carlu, Toronto

The RCC-TO is an innovative two-day event designed to provide accessible, accredited, and multi-disciplinary professional education on recovery capital. The conference will feature leading international research, clinicians, policy makers, and mental health and addiction stakeholders. The ultimate goal of the conference is to increase the collective understanding of the full continuum of options, including evidence-based treatment, behavioral and psychological interventions, harm reduction, medication assisted therapies and peer support/12-step recovery.

The human rights approach to housing
Webinar Thursday September 13, 1 to 2:30 pm.

Learn about: a rights-based approach for the National Housing Strategy;  how Housing First fits with the approach; and how to get the rights-based approach into legislation. The Human Rights-Based Approach to Housing Team, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, recently released a discussion paper, "A Human Rights-based Approach to Housing" (2018). This webinar will highlight the feedback that the Ontario Housing First Regional Network Community of Interest provided to the discussion paper.


Working Stronger Workplace Mental Health Conference
September 17 to 18, Edmonton

CMHA, Alberta Division is hosting a workplace conference designed to guide Alberta’s employers in achieving better mental health in the workplace. Working Stronger will be two days of networking, information exchange and dialogue that will advance efforts to support healthier workplaces across the province. It brings together the most creative and inspiring mental health thinkers and leaders in the field.

The Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service Conference: Exploring Risk & Recovery in Dual Diagnosis
September 19 & 20, Toronto

CAMH's Forensic Dual Diagnosis Specialty Service is pleased to present a  conference to promote knowledge sharing between the developmental and mental health sectors in the support of adults with developmental disabilities that have come into contact with the criminal justice and forensic mental health systems.


Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment: Current Research and Prevention
Monday, 24 September, 9 am to 3:30 pm.,

CAMH BGB, 100 Stokes St., Toronto
This symposium will advance knowledge about the nature and impacts of sexual violence and harassment and describe leading edge strategies for prevention. Topics include: public health impacts of sexual violence and harassment; causes; experiences of victims; perceptions and perceived norms of perpetrators; roles of peers & peer dynamics; bystander interventions; self-defence training; engaging men in prevention. This is a free event that is open to researchers, clinical and prevention practitioners, policymakers and students.

Breaking down the stigma of childhood disability 
HEIA Community webinar
Wednesday, September 26, noon to 12:30 pm. 

Disability stigma is a key barrier to living healthy and meaningful lives for children and youth with disabilities. Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is carrying out a multi-faceted, multi-year public anti-stigma campaign, Dear Everybody, which was co-developed with young people with disabilities and their families.

2018 MPA Annual Conference
October 2-3, MIssissauga

Hold the date in your calendars! The 2018 MPA Annual Conference this year will take place October 2- 3. Stay tuned for more info.

Achieving Global Health Equity: Making Cultural Psychiatry Count
October 10 - October 13, Columbia University, New York City

The 5th World Congress of Cultural Psychiatry is sponsored by the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry (WACP), Columbia University, New York Institute of Technology – College of Osteopathic Medicine, and several partner organizations. With the theme Achieving Global Mental Health Equity: Making Cultural Psychiatry Count, this multi-disciplinary conference will bring together hundreds of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, and others in mental health, anthropology, and social scientists from around the world. 


CMHA Mental Health for All Conference
October 22 to 24, Montreal

This CMHA conference will bring together leading thinkers, decision-makers, policymakers, service providers, and people with lived experience of mental health problems and illnesses, including substance use disorders, from across Canada. Together we will design a clear path forward to improve mental health and well-being in this country.


2018 CSAM Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference: Connecting Addiction Treatment Providers
October 25-27, Vancouver, BC

2018 will feature an all-day symposium on addictions for members of the Nursing Profession. The Fundamentals, CSAM’s day-long course of sequential presentations on screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of alcohol and substance use disorders will be offered on October 28. This year’s theme, “Crisis, Controversy and Change” speaks to the issues that will be we are currently facing and that will be explored at the conference. The conference will act as a venue for researchers, educators and clinicians from different disciplines to meet, present their research, exchange ideas and collaborate on future courses. 

CADDAC 10th Annual ADHD Conference
October 27 & 28
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax

The Centre for ADD Awareness Canada (CADDAC) is a national, not-for-profit, organization providing leadership and support in awareness, education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals across Canada.  Topics include ADHD Brain Science – Hacks to Assist; ADHD or Pseudo-ADHD?; Demystifying ADHD Behaviour; Executive Functioning; ADHD and Memory; ADHD Medication Treatment; Sleep in Children with ADHD; Assessment of ADHD in Childhood; ADHD Learning Strategies; ADHD in Young Adults Who Struggle in School; Evidence Based School Interventions; ADHD in the Workplace; ADHD’s Impact on Adult Relationships; Adult Coaching; Oppositional Defiant Disorder; Autism + ADHD; Non-medical Adult Treatments


CADDRA ADHD Conference
ADHD Research Day, November 9
Conference November 10 & 11, Calgary 

The CADDRA conference showcases the latest scientific, clinical and practical information on ADHD diagnosis, assessment and treatment in children, adolescents and adults.  Medical and health care professionals working in the field of ADHD will enhance their knowledge and skills by attending keynote talks, seminars and workshops during in the two-day meeting. The conference is preceded by ADHD Research Day. 

Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health’s Annual Conference
November 21 & 22, Toronto

This year’s theme, Bold Ideas, will focus on innovative designs and solutions to the challenges in addressing mental health needs on campus. Student affairs administrators, faculty, resident directors, and counsellors are often on the front lines with distressed students, and they – along with many other campus constituencies – are searching for ways to best serve students’ individual needs and those of the student body as a whole. The conference will look at five streams: substance use and addictions; mental health strategies; mental health programming; equity; and evidence-based interventions.

Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference 
November 23, Toronto

The conference highlights topics such as treatment approaches, harm reduction strategies, clinical guidelines and new evidence in the field of opioid use disorder. The 2018 conference will focus on new approaches in the treatment of opioid use disorder.