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Living Healthy Champlain

Rachel Davidson
Regional Program Coordinator
Living Healthy Champlain

43 Bruyère Street
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1N 5C8

E-mail: rdavidson@bruyere.org
Web: www.livinghealthychamplain.ca

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Funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Living Healthy Champlain coordinates, promotes and facilitates self-management programs across the Champlain Local Health Integration Network.

Self-management programs seek to empower individuals to cope with disease and live better quality lives by developing self-efficacy or a level of confidence in their ability to manage their own chronic conditions and interactions with the health care system and individual providers. Living Healthy Champlain provides a centralized program to improve coordination of and access to self-management supports, programs and resources for people with chronic conditions.

www.livinghealthychamplain.ca

Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently seeking leaders to be the first to be trained in a new program, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, coming to Living Healthy Champlain. This training will take place March 22 & 23 at 43 Bruyere st. from 8:30 am-4:00 pm.

The training is FREE to attend.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an evidenced based program, developed over 3 years of pilot testing, based on the highly successful Chronic Disease Self-Management Program developed by Dr. Kate Lorig and her colleagues at Stanford University.

In 2007, PTC received the National Family Caregiver Award for innovation, responsiveness and effectiveness from the National Alliance for Caregiving and the MetLife Foundation. In 2009, PTC received the Network of Multicultural Aging Excellence Award from the American Society on Aging/AARP. In 2012, the PTC program was recognized by the Administration on Aging as having met its highest level criteria for evidenced-based programs.

The workshops are very similar in delivery to the Stanford CDSMP in that it is a scripted program, delivered over six weeks, and includes tools such as brain-storming, action planning and problem solving.

Light Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

A compelling video on the program.

To Register for the leader training

Please also contact us if you are interested in hosting this program at your organization.
Location: 43 Bruyere Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Apr 27, 2018
Chronic Pain Peer Leader Training is four 8-hour days. This training will consist of two days the first week (April 23, 24) and two days the following week (April 30, May 1). The training will be held in English. Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will be provided. There is no fee to attend the training. Leaders are individuals interested in teaching and empowering others to better manage their chronic pain and to live a healthy life. As a leader, you will have the satisfying task of integrating the contents of the program and learning group facilitation skills that can be transferred to other areas of your life. Most importantly, you will watch people affected by chronic conditions successfully manage their health conditions by using the skills and tools that you have shared with them. Leaders may be lay people or health care professionals. Regardless, they act as peers when leading the workshop, not as health experts. Two Peer Leaders always work together to deliver the workshops. It is preferred that the leaders themselves live with chronic pain. *Living Healthy Champlain will contact all registrants as part of the screening process.
Location: 43 Bruyere Street, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Mar 30, 2018