On March 27 – 28, Mentors received presentations from Dr. Thomas Barker on self-care, Michelle LaRue on raising sensitive topics, and Carey Lai on drug use. Mentors also participated in some self-care with a Paint Nite, manicures, and massages.
On March 10, Supervisors met for an all day meeting to share ideas, strategies, programs, and experiences with fellow supervisors at the DoubleTree Hotel in Edmonton.
Annual General Meeting, June 3, 2015, Fantasyland Hotel Presenting Dr. Gabor Maté, June 4, 2015, Fantasyland Hotel
This year’s theme was Connecting to Build Hope and Strength – We were joined by Elder Beatrice Morin from the Enoch Cree Nation. Elder Beatrice opened our event with a prayer before sharing a bit of her journey. Sarah Parkinson spoke next with some greetings from the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Cross-Ministry Committee (FASD-CMC).
Mentor Days started after a prayer from an Elder and welcome-lunch. Alberta PCAP Council co-chair, Tammi Crowley started our program with introductions and opening remarks. Then, special guest Dr. Dorothy Badry from the University of Alberta led the PCAP Mentors in a Fidelity Assessment Activity, where Mentors identified the strengths and weaknesses of PCAP services in their regions.