Selkirk College: Creating Caring Communites Spring Conference

Creating Caring Communites Spring Conference

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, May 3, 2013 - 4:00pm
Castlegar Campus

Save the Date Creating Caring Communities announces spring conference May 2 and 3The Second Annual Creating Caring Communities Spring Conference focuses on identifying how policies affect marginalized populations and ways to encourage and develop strategies for change. Cheryl Dowden, Executive Director of ANKORS, explains: 

"We often hear the term marginalized populations; however, it is time that we talk about working together to support those who exist on the margins of our society in order to bring them closer to the centre. The Creating Caring Communities Conference strives to engage and hear from those who are most affected and honours the resilience of those who have experienced barriers and challenges when accessing services. The reality is that there still remains a great deal of stigma associated with mental health and substance use and this conference presents us with the opportunity to create something positive and potentially life-saving in our communities."


Excellent Opportunity For 

  • Healthcare providers
  • Public health professionals
  • Frontline staff
  • Community members

Featured Keynote Speakers

  • Carrielynn Lund
  • Eugene Oscapella
  • Dr. Tessa Parkes

Breakout Session Topics

  • Harm reduction therapy 
  • Stigma in the emergency room
  • Introduction to the Rural Empowered Drug Users Network (REDUN)
  • Aboriginal healing circle

Everyone Is Welcome 

Cost for the conference is $85 including lunch, beverages and snacks. Students can pay a reduced fee of $30.  

To register email Selkirk's Continuing Education, or call 250-365-1208 or you can register in person at the Selkirk Castlegar Campus admin building. 

The Creating Caring Communities Conference is presented in partnership with Regional Mental Health & Substance Use, ANKORS and Selkirk College and is sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Trail Family & Individual Resource Centre, Interior Health and IH Aboriginal Health

Learn more about Selkirk's Health and Human Services Programs and Selkirk's Continuing Education on Facebook. 

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