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Workshops & Educational Programs

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Are you an agency or a group looking for a speaker on a particular topic? Do you have an issue relevant to mental health or addiction that your group would like to become more educated on?

If you have an idea for a workshop, we’d like to make it happen. Whether it’s to raise awareness around a current issue, deliver specialized training, or just to educate around MHA’s services, we will tap our network of experts and you determine the layout, length, equipment, and space you need to make it happen.

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Do you have a group or class of kids aged 4-12 who could benefit from learning about mental health, breaking down stigma, and connecting to relevant social issues? Do you wish there was a fun and engaging way to teach them?

Kids on the Block brings life-sized puppets to you to enchant kids and teach them healthy life skills, awareness, and mutual understanding.

Are you currently raising a teenager? Do you want to be proactive in teaching them the skills they need to thrive, and preparing them to face the coming challenges with grace?

This workshop will help you prepare your teens to live life well. We’ll help you understand common problems, as well as how to effectively lead your teen into young adulthood.

Have you become so engrossed in your child’s world that you’ve forgotten about your own? Are you ready to start dreaming and living again?

This workshop will teach you how to pursue your own goals while still being a great parent and balancing the demands of life around you. It’s about rediscovery, fun, and honesty!

Do you have a child in preschool or kindergarten, and want to start off their school career on the best foot possible?

This workshop will introduce you to the skills that children need to thrive in school, so that you can get a head start and make sure they get a great education.

Are you a currently going through a stressful separation or divorce? Are you embroiled in a custody dispute, with your child stuck in the middle?

The P.E.A.C.E. program is an interactive class that helps you understand the court system and make sure you keep yourself and your children healthy while you go through this big change.

Are you currently raising or caring for a teen who won’t listen? Do you wish you could have a less stressful relationship with them and still prepare them for the world?

This workshop will help you get through to your teen, not to mention help them get ready to face the adult world responsibly and independently.

Are you caring for a child between the ages of 2 and 12 who just won’t listen? Do you wish that you could manage their behaviour better without losing your cool?

This workshop will give you the understanding and skills you need to get through to your kid, help them behave, and resolve family conflict peacefully without yelling and resentment.

Are you the parent or caregiver to one or more teens who are constantly challenging your authority? Are you struggling to set boundaries?

This workshop will help you understand the principles of managing difficult behaviour, create agreements with your teen, and overall feel a lot more empowered and a lot less helpless.

Are you a parent or caregiver to a child between 2 and 12 who reacts often with explosive and aggressive outbursts? Does your child seem like he or she only knows one way to react: with anger?

This workshop not only teaches you to solve conflicts with your child peacefully, it helps reduce future outbursts by helping him or her acquire the social and emotional skills required to be comfortable in all domains of life.

Are you caring for a child that’s between 2 and 12 and consistently doesn’t listen to your requests? Are you sick of repeating the same thing over and over again, when you know your child already knows the routine? Are you a parent, caregiver, or educator to a child with ADHD?

This workshop teaches you what causes defiant behaviour in kids, and the principles of building better behaviour patterns. Share stories and learn best practices to stop tearing your hair and start creating positive change!

Have you been through a dysfunctional family life? Is it still affecting you emotionally, mentally, or spiritually?  Do you use substances or compulsive habits to help yourself feel better?

This workshop helps you understand how trauma affects you physically, and teaches you how to embrace healthier solutions for clearing your emotions and embracing a healthy future.