Embracing Recovery Together
Come together in Red Deer for a one-day conference focused on building an understanding of what a Recovery Oriented System of Care is, and what implementation can look like for Red Deer specifically.
Join industry, not-for-profits, government, and interested members of our public to learn, grow, build and start a journey towards recovery.
The word “recovery” can have various meanings in various contexts. For the purposes of an ideal coordinated response, it means helping individuals maintain forward momentum toward better wellness and fulfillment, across all dimensions of their life – physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and culturally.
Wednesday, October 4 – 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Westerner Park (4847A 19th Street)
- 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. – Breakfast & Registration
- 8:30 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Prayer with Mayor Ken Johnston and Elder Lynn Jonasson
- 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – Opening Plenary: Let’s Get to Work with Alison Jones Webb
- 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. – Coffee break
- 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Breakout Option #1: What is Recovery, Recovery Capital and Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) with Paul W. Sobey, MD
- 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. – Breakout Option #2: Understanding Trauma and Behaviour with Elicia Miller
- 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. – Break
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Breakout Option #3: Conversation with Elder Lynn Jonasson
- 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Breakout Option #4: Panel discussion with Kath Hoffman, Reed Charbonneau, Ben Borger, Samantha Shortneck and Sarah Fleck
- 12:15 – 1 p.m. – Lunch break
- 1 – 3:30 p.m. – Afternoon Keynote: “Whole of Society Approach” to Recovery with Dr. Alina Turner
- 3:30 – 4 p.m. – Closing remarks with the Honourable Dan Williams, Minister of Mental Health and Addiction
More information about the facility, including directions, can be found here: https://westernerpark.ca/
More information about Red Deer, hotels, what to do, and restaurants, please visit Tourism Red Deer
Thank you to the Government of Alberta for providing financial support for this event. For more information about the Provincial Government’s approach, please read the report here: Toward an Alberta Model of Wellness
*Note: If the cost of the conference is a barrier to attending, please reach out to [email protected] and we would be happy to work with you to ensure everyone has the opportunity to attend.
Change to B.C. drug decriminalization policy prohibits use near playgrounds, parks
People are framed by wildflowers while walking a dog on a pathway at Garry Point Park, in Richmond, B.C., on Thursday, May 18, 2023. The B.C. government says its drug decriminalization policy has been amended to stop people from using illegal substances near playgrounds and parks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The British Columbia government says its drug decriminalization policy has been amended to stop people from using illegal substances near playgrounds and parks.
The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions says in a statement that the federal government approved the changes to its drug decriminalization policy.
The federal government gave the province an exemption from the law in May last year to allow for the removal of criminal penalties for people caught with a small amount of illicit drugs for personal use.
The new changes mean illegal drug possession within 15 metres of playgrounds, waterparks and skate parks will be prohibited as of Sept. 18, although possession was already prohibited on school grounds and in child-care facilities.
The provincial government says the amendments mean police can again enforce federal drug laws if people are found with illegal drugs near “child-focused spaces.”
Victoria Mayor Marianne Alto says in the statement that while decriminalization is one part of the response to the toxic drug crisis, it’s important to take steps that specifically protect children.
Vancouver Mayor Ken Sim says the city had asked the provincial government to get Health Canada to make the change.
“This is a positive step forward in helping to find balance for our communities, including families, seniors, children, and our most vulnerable residents,” he said in a statement issued Thursday.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 14, 2023.
Ontario reviewing supervised consumption sites after Toronto shooting death
A woman weeps as mourners tie yellow ribbons and flowers to a fence following public vigil for Karolina Huebner-Makurat, in Toronto, Monday, July 17, 2023. Ontario says it has launched a “critical incident review” of the province’s supervised consumption sites after a woman was killed by a stray bullet in Toronto’s east end last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Ontario says it has launched a “critical incident review” of the province’s supervised consumption sites after a woman was killed by a stray bullet in Toronto’s east end last month.
Hannah Jensen, a spokesperson for Health Minister Sylvia Jones, says all sites are expected to comply with strict requirements and the review will start with the South Riverdale Community Health Centre near the scene of Karolina Huebner-Makurat’s death.
Police have said the 44-year-old mother of two was walking in the Leslieville neighbourhood on July 7 when she was hit by a stray bullet after a physical altercation between three men resulted in shots being fired.
Three people are facing charges in her death, including 23-year-old SRCHC community worker Khalila Zara Mohammed who is charged with being an accessory after the fact and obstructing justice.
Twenty-year-old Ahmed Mustafa Ibrahim was also arrested and charged this week with manslaughter and robbery, while 32-year-old Damian Hudson was arrested last month and charged with second-degree murder.
None of the charges have been proven in court and Toronto police say they are still looking for a third suspect involved in the shooting.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 17, 2023.
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