Oasis events

Monday, June 17, 7 pm: Navigating the Healthcare System   For many caregivers, one of the ways they offer support is through navigating the mental health system to locate resources to help their loved ones.  Navigating the system can be challenging and overwhelming at times.  Sam Kabbara, a System Navigator with the Canadian Mental Health Association in Ottawa, will provide information on helpful approaches used by System Navigators and how caregivers can adopt these approaches.


Monday, July 8, 7 – 8:30 pm: Caregivers Matter   All caregivers are welcome to attend our monthly caregiver support group.  Preregistration is not required.  For information, contact Elise Laviolette, our Program Manager, at  OasisManager@TheOasisKanata.ca.  See a description of the support group here.

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For questions about The Oasis in Kanata program, or information about upcoming sessions, visit our Contact page.  For information about other upcoming events in our community related to mental health, visit our Community News page.

NOTE: Please check our Web site prior to each event to confirm details.

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≡  2019 

June 1: Third Annual Caregiver Retreat (half-day event)

May 13: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (information session)

April 15: Understanding the Teenage Brain (information session)

March 18: Depression (information session)

February 11: Stress Reduction for Caregivers (information session)

February 9 – May 11: ON-BPD Family Connections Course (12-week course)

January 14: Conversations about Change (information session)

≡  2018 

November 19: Overcoming Resistance to Treatment (information session)

October 15: The Pyramid of Family Care (information session)

September 17: Coping with PTSD (information session)

September 11 – October 30: PSO Family WRAP (8-week course)

June 18: Mental Health Caregiver Guide (information session)

June 9: Second Annual Caregiver Retreat (half-day event)

May 28: Maintaining Healthy Relationships (information session)

May 5: A Taste of Mindfulness (half-day workshop)

March 19: Mood and Anxiety Concerns (information session)

February 12: Compassion: How Art Therapy Can Help (information session)

February 10 – May 5: ON-BPD Family Connections Course (12-week course)

January 15: Is the ODSP for you? (information session)

≡  2017 

November 20: Talking about Eating Disorders (information session)

November 14: PSC employment opportunities (MICA co-sponsored information session)

October 16: Exploring the Possibilities (information session)

September 20 – November 22: Family-to-Family Education Course (ten-week course)

September 18: Communication, Boundary-setting, and Self-care (information session)

June 10: First Annual Caregiver Retreat (half-day event)

May 29: Caregivers and Sleep (information session)

April 17: Caregivers and Trauma – Recognition and Healing (information session)

March 20: Gaining and Maintaining Balance (information session)

January 30 – April 8: ON-BPD Family Connections (twelve-week course)

January 16: Family Wellness and Coping Plans (information session)

≡  2016 

November 24: Mobile Crisis Team (information session)

October 24: Lived Experiences (information session)

September 19: Caring for Caregivers of Youth (information session)

May 16: Reducing Stress and Developing Resilience (information session)

April 18: Staying Strong – Care for the Caregiver (information session)

April 16: safeTALK (half-day workshop)

March 21: Health Headlines – Hope or Hype? (information session)

January 18: Caregivers and Powers of Attorney (information session)

January 9 – March 19: ON-BPD Family Connections (eleven-week course)

≡  2015 

October 24: Mental Illness Caregivers Association Summit 3 (co-hosted with MICA)

September 21: Naturopathy – Going beyond Anti-depressants (information session)

September 8 – October 27: Mindfulness Skills for Well-being (eight-week course)

May 25: The Will to Meaning – The Life and Works of Viktor Frankl (information session)

April 20: Housing and Mental Illness (information session)

February 22 – May 10: Dealing with Psychosis (eight-week course)

February 9: Borderline Personality Disorder (information session)

January 21: The Police and the Caregiver (information session)

≡  2014 

November 17: Cognition and Psychosis (information session)

October 21: Managing Difficult Emotions (information session)

September 15: Mental Illness – Effects on the Family (information session)

May 27: Self-harm, Suicide, and Emergency Planning (information session)

March 24: From Grief to Hope (information session)

February 10 – March 3: Strengthening Families Together (four-week course)

January 20: Financial Issues for Caregivers (information session)

≡  2013 

December 16: Managing Holiday Stressors (information session)

November 19: Care for the Caregiver – Importance of Looking after Oneself (information session)

October 21: Communication Skills – Where Do We Go from Here? (information session)

September 23: Mental Illness – A Family’s Journey (information session)

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