Newest Public Service Announcement produced by Shaw TV's Go Island South in Victoria BC. As always, thanks to James Green for putting this together and of course Chad Ellis for sharing his story with the hopes of inspiring and helping others.
The University of Victoria's Department of Psychology has a new international study underway to understand experiences around the use of peer-support groups. LifeRing groups fit well into that study, so if you would like to participate please go to http://www.uvic.ca/wellbeing/sobertogether and place in the Access Code = SOBER1304.
The demand for LifeRing meetings on Vancouver Island continues to exceed our capacity of volunteers. Our next FREE Convenor Workshop is coming up on June 1st and 2nd, 2013 and will take place here in Victoria.
Perhaps you would like to start your own group in the community or at an existing agency? We''ll help you do that! Maybe you just want to help us run existing ones. That is fine also.
Please see attached flyer and connect with our Convenor Coordinator for more information on how to get involved.
If you are a Provincial Government Employee, please consider directing your PECSF donation to LifeRing Secular Recovery Society Canada Charitable Tax No. 8446 8351 RR0001 Contact us at Michael@LifeRingCanada.org or (250) 920.2095 for more information. Pass it on!
LifeRing Alcohol and Drug Peer Support Groups in Canada will have papers, based on the latest research findings, presented twice this summer in the United States.
1. Michelle Bass M.S.W., R.S.W., PhD, LifeRing Canada Research Chair will present, based on her latest LifeRing Canada research, The Role of Choice and Empowerment in Recovery from Addiction at Pathways 2013 International Conference on Social Work in Health and Mental Health taking place in Los Angeles in June, 2013 http://www.pathways2013.com
***update*** as of February 7th, 2013 we are experiencing technical problems with our chat application as seen by the current language setting on there. We hope to have it active by this weekend: February 9/10, 2013. Thank you for your patience.