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Free Registration to the 2013 Provincial HSJCC Conference for PWLE

October 24, 2013

The Provincial Human Services and Justice Coordinating Committee (HSJCC) invites people with lived experience (PWLE) to attend for free the 2013 Provincial HSJCC Conference from November 25-27, 2013 in Toronto.

The Provincial HSJCC will sponsor a limited number of PWLE of:

  • mental health issues
  •  developmental disability
  • acquired brain injury
  • drug and alcohol addiction
  • fetal alcohol syndrome
  • and/or coming into contact with the justice system

The conference theme is New Realities: The Changing World from Youth to Elderly in Human Services and Justice. The conference, at the Toronto Marriott Eaton Centre, features diverse and knowledgeable keynote speakers including Wayne Hammond from Resiliency Initiatives, Justice Marvin Morten, Correctional Investigator of Canada Howard Sapers and Meaghan Buisson, inline speed skating national and world record holder and representative of BodyWhys Youth Canada.

Other features of the conference include:

  • a screening of the film, Not Criminally Responsible Film.

The two-and-a-half day conference will also feature a screening of the film, Not Criminally Responsible, and many workshops covering topics such as concurrent disorders, youth, seniors, and family/lived experience.

Registration for PWLE is free on a first come, first serve basisIf you are interested in attending, please fill out the attached application form and send it to Jenna Hitchcox at jhitchcox@ontario.cmha.ca  by November 8, 2013.  Selected individuals will be notified by November 15, 2013.  Limited travel and accommodation funds are available for out of town guests—please indicate your specific needs in the form.

For more information on the Conference, see the Conference website.

For more information on the HSJCC, see our website.

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