Peer knowledge exchange event

Support and Housing Halton/TEACH on behalf of the Enhancing & Sustaining Peer Support Initiative Mississauga Halton Region is proud to host "The Peer Knowledge Exchange Event."

We come together once a year to celebrate achievements and provide opportunities to build relationships, exchange expertise and share resources to continue to build our capacity to expand and sustain peer support work in the mental health and addictions system.

Register for this event or download the event flyer.

Date and time

Wednesday, December 5, 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM EST

Location information

The Trinity Hall Canadian Coptic Centre
1245 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON L5V 2M4

Event Agenda

  • 8:30 a.m. - Registration
  • 9:00 a.m. - Warm Up with Emcee Robyn Priest, Chief Communications Officer for Resiliency Unleashed Training and Consulting, and Lead Project Coordinator for Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center in the USA.
    Welcome and Introductions:
    Liane Fernandes: Greetings from the Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network
  • 9:15 a.m. - Enhancing & Sustaining Peer Support Initiative Update: Betty-Lou Kristy, Peer Support, Substance Use & Provincial Systems Lead and Christina Jabalee, Peer Support Systems Lead, Support & Housing—Halton/TEACH
    Getting Grounded: “What Peer Support Work is and What it Isn't”; Robyn Priest, Chief Communications Officer for Resiliency Unleashed Training and Consulting, and Lead Project Coordinator for Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center in the USA.
  • 9:45 a.m. - Keynote Speaker: Dr. Larry Davidson, PhD: Putting “Nothing About Us, Without Us” into Action. Engagement at all Levels: Involving Persons with Lived Experience & Family in Practice and Transformation of Systems.
  • 10:30 a.m. - Break
  • 10:45 a.m. - Inspired Growth-System Transformation Panel: A discussion around system initiatives and developments that are paving the way for more authentic engagement of people with lived experience, family and peer support integration in the mental health and addiction system. Each panel member will provide an overview of the work they are seeing and involved in Regionally, Provincially, Nationally or Internanationally in this area. There will also be plenty of time for Q & A!

Panel members:

  • Larry Davidson-Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program for Recovery and Community Health of the Yale University School of Medicine
  • Gail Czukar, Chief Executive Officer Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO) or Janis Cramp, Sr. Manager, Member Relations & Projects Addictions and Mental Health Ontario (AMHO)
  • Ian Dawe-Program Chief and Medical Director of Mental Health, Trillium Health Partners
  • Steve Hubel-Provincial Lived Experience Systems Advocate and Peer Support Worker engaged with Regeneration Community Services, Peer Positive, Trillium Health Partners & Toronto North Support Services
  • Robyn Priest-Chief Communications Officer for Resiliency Unleashed Training and Consulting, and Lead Project Coordinator for Peerlink National Technical Assistance Center in the USA.
  • Betty-Lou Kristy-Peer Support Substance Use & Provincial Systems Lead, Enhancing & Sustaining Peer Support Initiative, Support & Housing—Halton/TEACH

Moderator: by Christina Jabalee, Peer Support Systems Lead, Enhancing & Sustaining Peer Support Initiative, Support & Housing—Halton/TEACH

  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m. - Early Afternoon Breakout Sessions: (Please choose one)
  • 2:15 - Break
  • 2:30  - Late Afternoon Breakout Sessions 
  • 4:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks

Registration Information

Please register each individual attendee separately.

There are three options to choose from:

1. Morning only.

OR

2. Morning only + lunch

OR

3. All day attendance. If you will attend the full day conference, you will need to choose ONLY ONE workshop from the EARLY AFTERNOON sessions and ONE workshop from the LATE AFTERNOON sessions. Therefore, if you choose this option to attend for the full day, you should only be choosing TWOsessions upon 'CHECK OUT'. (Please do not choose MORNING ONLY or MORNING ONLY + LUNCH).