Fall 2016- Spring 2017
Tuesday April 25 at 11 am to 1pm (bring your own lunch, refreshments available)
Location: 601 Cumberland | Ottawa | K1N 6N5, second floor above Café Nostalgica. Fully Accessible.
Psychologist Matthew Rippeyoung will discuss the shift in how substance use and abuse is conceptualized, the variety of treatment approaches and how to support a person struggling with substance use, and information about local treatment options.
Lawyer and partner at Jewitt McLuckie & Associates, Randy Slepchik will present the legal framework behind addiction issues in the workplace and entitlement to disability benefits. This will engage employment law, labour law, human rights law (the duty to accommodate) and insurance law.
Best practices and strategies for assisting employees with disabilities whether as their lawyer or when assisting a colleague in the workplace will also be addressed.
Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder or Suspected Eating Disorder – What to Look for, How to Respond
Tuesday May 16, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Canterbury High School, 900 Canterbury Ave, Ottawa, ON K1G 3C3
Wills, Estates and Power of Attorney
Most Burning Estate Questions
Tuesday November 29 from 7pm - 9pm
United Way - 363 Coventry Rd, Ottawa ON K1S 4E6
Questions you have in planning for the financial security of a family member with a disability, taking into account his or her unique circumstances and needs, will be addressed by this REACH workshop on Estate Planning Options for Family Members with Disabilities: Wills/Estates/Power of Attorney/Trusts.
Presenter: Wills/Estates Lawyer, Erin McNamara, McNamara Law. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to meet for a 10-12 minute consultation with a lawyer on a one to one basis for your individual questions.
Eating Disorders - Signs, Symptoms, Stigma: Panel of lived experience and clinicians
Wednesday October 5th, 12:00pm to 2:30pm - Welcome to bring your own lunch
Presented by: Reach , Hopewell, National Initiative for Eating Disorders
Catholic Family Service Ottawa- 310 Olmstead, Ottawa
Panelists include: Wendy Preskow, Founder/President NIED-National Initiative for Eating Disorders; Dr. Sarah Jane Norwood and Dr. Hien Nguyen, Anchor Psychological Services; and Nerys Parry, Ottawa writer and mother of two, one of whom struggles with an eating disorder.
Introduction of Mindfulness
Thursday October 20, 2016 from 11:30am to 1:30pm
400 Coventry Road- Enbridge Building, corner of Coventry and Belfast
This workshop is an introduction to the history of mindfulness and its fundamental principles. Participants will have the chance to experience both formal and informal mindfulness. The workshop consists of mindfulness practices, group discussions and educational materials on incorporating mindfulness to daily life.
Sonia Tanguay, a psychotherapist, provides counselling and psychotherapy to young adults and adults on ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression and stress management. Zsuza Grandpierre, is a Canadian Certified Counsellor, a Registered Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher and Professional Development Instructor.