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Doing the Work: Harm Reduction in Rural Settings, CAST Canada

North Bay, Ontario
July 12-13, 2012

This unique gathering was developed to honour the creative strategies and approaches service providers must take in Rural communities: an opportunity to share in deep, productive ways with others who Do the Work!

Doing the Work is for you if you work with:

  • Outreach, support, counselling, helping and sharing circles
  • Harm reduction, service provision, intervention, education and prevention
  • Homelessness & housing, employment, justice
  • Trauma and addictions
  • Mental, physical and spiritual health

Confirmed Presentations:

  • Key Note Speaker Tim Farquarson, Inspector, Peterborough and Lakefield Police--Inspiring and engaging small town cop bringing about large change in a small community
  • A full stream of workshops addressing your questions about opiates
  • Below the Radar: Rural Harm Reduction by Kathy Hardill, RNEC, Bancroft
  • Aboriginal perspectives on "Trauma" and Healing, Little Brown Bear
  • Personal Experience Panel: Folks who Do the Work share personal triumphs and challenges
  • Moderated circle discussions

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