Wisdom 2 Action - CYCC Network Event

Our colleagues from the CYCC Network (we've written about them on this blog before) are hosting a series of one-day workshops focused on sharing knowledge and wisdom to improve mental health and well-being in children and youth in challenging contexts.  

The next event will be held in Ottawa on Feb 13, at the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health.

Date: Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 4pm
Location: Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Road, Ottawa


Calling all non‐profit organizations, healthcare organizations, youth, government agencies, and researchers who: currently use, want to use or mobilize others to use research, best and promising practices, and local knowledge in mental health programming for vulnerable and at-risk young people.

This is an action planning and wisdom sharing meeting.

Participants will:

  • Learn from CYCC Network partners regarding their best and promising practices
  • Understand barriers to putting new programming into action
  • Develop action plans to document, share and learn best practices

We are particularly interested in hearing from youth who are engaged and committed to work in mental health issues.

We will highlight promising practices and together start answering the tough questions, such as:

  • How do we sustain youth led projects and/or adult-youth partnerships?
    Learn from the CYCC Network’s report on youth engagement and examples from Nova Scotia and Ottawa
  • How do you build the case that your practice is working?
    Learn about the evaluation tool-basket developed by the Resilience Research Centre
  • How do youth know that the information they access is valid and credible?
    Hear from the CYCC Networks report on using technology to support young people

And more...

  • How Collaborative Problem Solving is being used in Ottawa
  • The Bridges Project for vulnerable young people
  • Culturally relevant mental health support at the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre

You will also have the opportunity to share your lessons learned and promising practices!

This event is hosted by the Children & Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network.

The vision of the CYCC Network is to improve the mental health and well-being of children and youth in challenging contexts.

For more information, visit the CYCC Network Website: www.cyccnetwork.org

Facilitated by Sera Thompson, Art of Hosting Practitioner, and a team of youth and adults from the CYCC Network.

Space is limited, so REGISTER early to ensure your spot!

Email the CYCC Network (cycc@dal.ca) if you have any questions.

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