Bridging the Gap
From professionals with lived and living expertise
CAPSA has developed an effective, evidence-based, and impactful training and education program designed to equip you with knowledge and tools to understand and eliminate substance use stigma, to improve the health outcomes of the 78% of people, over the age of 15, living in Canada, who use substances. These trainings are unique to CAPSA, as they are developed and delivered by researchers and educators, informed by their lived and living expertise.
Stigma Ends With Me
Substance Use Stigma & Health
The Practice of Compassionate Care
Staying Well While Helping Others
Join this innovative and evidence-based 2-hour training that will strengthen your ability to practice compassion when caring for others. Uncover false beliefs that contribute to cycles of frustration and fatigue. Gain an understanding of approaches that model health while supporting those you care for by discovering your roadways to compassionate care. This training is your opportunity to build a skillful practice that can make a difference in societies, systems and people needing care.
Deepening the Practice
Join CAPSA for an immersive and comprehensive half-day workshop designed to provide practical tools and concepts to counter frustration and fatigue, to maintain your wellness while caring for others. Gain the necessary skills to challenge false beliefs and to guide ourselves to compassionate practices. The workshop format encourages active participation and fosters a collaborative learning environment, allowing participants to engage deeply with the content. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge and skills to identify and develop a healthy roadway to compassionate care.
What People Are Saying
"I think this information will benefit me greatly as I enter a career as a social service worker."
"There is so much value in this training and I believe this should be mandatory learning for all students, educators, and organizations as substance use surrounds us all. "
"I thought it was fantastic, very informative and well delivered."
"It was so amazing to hear more about substance use health and to tweak my own framing about substance use and how I can talk about it."
"Lovely presentation! I really appreciated the knowledge as well as the lived experience. Very beneficial and important information for health care professionals to best help the patients we care for."
"The session was excellent. Very informative and thought provoking. Allowed me to reflect on my own practice and the health system in which I work."