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Date(s) - Friday September 25, 2015
8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Sonnenhof German Hall


About the workshop:


As people working with people struggling with poverty, violence and oppression we are often told that we will “burn out”.  The compassionate care that we provide as workers is seen as naïve, immature, unprofessional, and something that we will “get over”. Often, there is a belief that clients are responsible for harming us with their pain. However, most of us express that this is not the case and instead voice that the aspect of our work that leaves us feeling the most defeated relates to structural issues of injustice. This does not allow the care required to address suffering to be provided. In contrast, we can create a story of how collective work sustains us! How it nourishes our hope, invites us to honour the resistance and strength we witness in the people we work alongside and allows the opportunity to use collective accountability to work congruently with our collective ethics. Please visit www.vikkireynolds.ca for more information about Vikki’s work.


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Who should attend:

You should attend this workshop if you are a front-line worker or other professional who works in the area of social justice, advocacy or direct service in a non-profit setting.


FAQs and other info:

What is the cost of this workshop?

The workshop cost is $55.00.

What time does registration start? 

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The workshop starts at 9:00 a.m.

I have dietary restrictions. Can they be accommodated?

The Sonnenhof German Hall is catering this workshop. Breakfast will be pastries, coffee, and tea. Lunch will be pasta and Schnitzel, salad and dessert trays. During the afternoon break fruit trays will be provided. If your dietary needs cannot be met by this menu please let the organizers know about your requirements by email when you register joanna@sacbrant.ca or (519) 751-1164.  September 18th, is the final day that we can change our order with the caterer.

Where do I park?

There is free parking at this venue, you can enter on either Henry Street or Stanley Street.  Please contact the organizer at joanna@sacbrant.ca or (519) 75101164 if you need assistance with travelling to the event.

I registered for the workshop, but now I can’t attend.  Can my co-worker attend in my place?

Yes.  Your co-worker can just attend on the day of the workshop and let us know at the registration desk.

I don’t have access to a credit card to pay my registration fee.  Can alternate payment arrangements be made?

Credit card payment through this site is the preferred payment method; please contact the organizer joanna@sacbrant.ca or (519) 751-1164 if this is not possible for you.

I have accessibility needs that need to be accommodated.

Please contact the organizer joanna@sacbrant.ca or (519) 751-1164 for any accessibility needs.