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A highly interactive half-day workshop, incorporating a combination of solo, small group and whole group activities. Throughout the day, participants work through a personalized strategic plan that serves as a practical tool for dealing with the effects of their own compassion fatigue. Past participants have reported feeling inspired to make meaningful changes in their personal, professional and organizational lives in addition to learning practical strategies for identifying and dealing with the costs of caring.
This event includes a mid-workshop break with light refreshments.
Presenter - Tammy Whelen, Canadian Mental Health Association
Tammy Whelen is no stranger to adversity. She faced a difficult battle with cancer at just 25 years old, and has experienced firsthand the anguish of losing a loved one to drugs. Since that time, Tammy has dedicated herself to helping others. Today, in her role as Educator at Canadian Mental Health Association Peel, Tammy is focusing her efforts on helping to spread the word about the mental health issues that affect so many Canadians in all walks of life. She understands that awareness is the key to finding solutions – not just for those struggling to live with mental illness, but for the families trying desperately to cope, as well as our society as a whole.
With a certification in Facilitation and Teaching Effectiveness and Adult Education, Tammy shares her knowledge and experience as an instructor at Humber College. Her personal experiences have taught Tammy that we each face our own challenges – big or small - every single day. She believes it is through understanding and acceptance that we can build a network of support for those in need.
Pre-registration is required.
This event is intended for parents and caregivers ONLY. Childcare will not be provided.
Due to allergies and sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, aftershave, or scented products such as hairspray or lotion.
Refunds will only be given for cancellations made by 5pm on May 30, 2017
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When & Where
Autism Ontario - Central West Region
Autism Ontario's Central West Region includes:
- Halton (including Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville and surrounding areas)
- Peel (including Brampton, Mississauga, Orangeville and surrounding areas)
- Waterloo (including Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and surrounding areas)
- Wellington (including Guelph and surrounding areas)
1.) Do I need to print out ticket or email confirmations to attend this event?
For most of our events there is no need to print anything, unless the event specifies otherwise. When you arrive at the event, you will have to check in at the registration desk. You will be asked for your name and how many people are attending with you. That's all.
2.) Do I need to bring proof of diagnosis?
No, not needed. Again, just check in at the registration desk and enjoy the event.
3.) Is there a cost to attend this event?
Most of our events are free of charge because the cost is covered by Autism Ontario's Potential Programme, in partnership with Ontario’s Ministry of Children & Youth Services and the local Autism Ontario Chapter. If there is a cost, you will see it on the registration page when you select how many ticket you want.
4.) Do I need to be a member of Autism Ontario to register and participate?
No. While membership does provide other great opportunities, events provided through Autism Ontario’s Potential Programme are open to all families of children with ASD, under the age of 18, who reside in Ontario.
Community Event Coordinator - Central West Region
1179 King Street West, Ste 4
Toronto ON M6K 3C5