Family Matters Learning Institute
Families are defined by caring relationships between people with mental illness, their relatives, friends, and others in a supportive capacity. On the Frontlines Family Matters 2009
- Provides families with a unique opportunity to learn from each
other and from well-known and respected family members and health care
professionals presenting Keynote Addresses and Plenary Sessions.
- Clearly and powerfully focuses attention on families - their role
and impact on the treatment and recovery of individuals with mental
illness and/or addiction.
- Will enable families from across the province - who would otherwise not be able to access such an opportunity - to interact with others facing similar challenges.
- Engages participants in the on-going process of developing and building family resources and developing support networks.
Presenters: Valerie Pringle, Dr. Gabor Maté, Peter & Marion Free,
Jacqueline Beaurivage, Drs. Fred and Penny Frese, with special
performance by Stand Up For Mental Health comedian Michael Cole
Presented by the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and Ontario Federation of Community Mental Health and Addiction Programs
Cost: $89 per person includes light breakfast, breaks and lunch.
Video Simulcast: Hamilton, Guelph, London, Windsor, Toronto (Host
Site), Kingston, Barrie, Ottawa, North Bay, Thunder Bay, Smiths Falls,
Sudbury, Fort France