Welcome to The Oasis in Kanata, a community outreach program of Glen Cairn United Church that offers information, education, and support for caregivers of people with mental illness living in Kanata and the surrounding area. To see where we are located, click here.
Information Sessions are free and open to all. (See chronological list, below, and the Events Calendar page) Sessions feature presentations on a wide variety of topics by mental health specialists and individuals with lived experience.
Workshops and multi-week courses, provided by accredited organizations at nominal cost, help caregivers better care for themselves and their loved one. (See Our Commitment to Accessibility statement)
Caregivers Matter support group sessions are free, open to anyone over the age of 18, and take place on the first Monday of each month from 7 to 8:30 pm, unless otherwise indicated. Sessions are led by our Program Manager, a professional Social Worker, and trained volunteers. For more information, Email OasisManager@TheOasisKanata.ca or call 613-435-1100.
For information about other upcoming events in our community related to mental health, visit our News page.
≡ PREVIOUS INFORMATION SESSIONS, COURSES, AND WORKSHOPS ≡
June 10, 2017: Caregiver Retreat (half-day retreat)
April 17, 2017: Caregivers and Trauma: Recognition and Healing
March 20, 2017: Gaining and Maintaining Balance
January 16, 2017: Family Wellness and Coping Plans
November 24, 2016: Mobile Crisis Team
October 24, 2016: Lived Experiences and the Caregiver
September 19, 2016: Caring for Caregivers of Youth with Mental Health Needs
May 16, 2016: Reducing Stress and Developing Resilience
April 18, 2016: Staying Strong: Care for the Caregiver
April 16, 2016: safeTALK half-day workshop
March 21, 2016: Health Headlines: Hope or Hype?
January 18, 2016: Caregivers and Powers of Attorney
January 9 – March 19, 2016: Borderline Personality Disorder (11-week course)
October 24, 2015: Mental Illness Caregivers Association Summit 3 (co-hosted)
September 21, 2015: Naturopathy: Going beyond Anti-depressants
September 8 – October 27, 2015: Mindfulness Skills for Well-being (8-week course)
May 25, 2015: The Will to Meaning: The life and works of Viktor Frankl
April 20, 2015: Housing and Mental Illness
February 22 – May 10, 2015: Dealing with Psychosis (8-week course)
February 9, 2015: Borderline Personality Disorder
January 21, 2015: The Police and the Caregiver
November 17, 2014: Cognition and Psychosis
October 21, 2014: Managing Difficult Emotions
September 15, 2014: Mental Illness: Effects on the Family
May 27, 2014: Self-harm, Suicide, and Emergency Planning
March 24, 2014: From Grief to Hope
February 10 – March 3, 2014: Strengthening Families Together (4-week course)
January 20, 2014: Financial Issues for Caregivers
December 16, 2013: Managing Holiday Stressors
November 19, 2013: Care for the Caregiver – Importance of Looking after Oneself
October 21, 2013: Communication Skills – Where Do We Go from Here?
September 23, 2013: Mental Illness – A Family’s Journey