CAST Canada presents a national conference for helping professionals and educators. They are very excited to announce the most robust Grounding Trauma conference to date, with multiple streams of highly qualified speakers from coast to coast. For additional details please click here. Highlighted below is a small sample of over 30 presentations;

Connecting Science and Practice:

Dr. Peter Stenn MD, Psychiatry and Sally Mintz-Levy M.A. – The Brain, PTSD and Substance Abuse Disorders

Ally Jamieson MSW,  PhD – The Biology and Psychology of Trauma

New ways to look at trauma:

Little Brown Bear, I.C.A.D.C., Métis - Ancient Wisdom and New Perspectives

Lt Col Stephane Grenier, Mental Health Commission of Canada - Challenging the Status Quo. Stephane is the creator of the Canadian military Peer Support program for PTSD.

Emotional Literacy in Education and Service Provision":

“The Algoma Model” – (Multiple Presenters) - Learning from the success of one region that embraced ‘Emotional Literacy’ in community agencies as well as school curriculum.

Kevin Cutler, Ontario Ministry of Education – A Strengths-Based Approach In Dealing With Bullying and Applying Restorative Justice.

Jacquie Lehman, Student  - Emotional Literacy in High Schools:  A Transforming Experience. Jacquie will share her personal experience with, trauma, emotional literacy in the culture and curriculum of her high school and present curriculum that she development for grade 8 students.

Brain Injury – A significant portion of your clients have brain injury":

Jane Topolovec-Vranic, PhD., Dr. Donna Outchterlony, MSW, RSW & Naomi Ennis  -  Shedding Light on Traumatic Brain Injury and Homelessness. Includes a pre-conference survey for participants and an interactive workshop on creating education for service providers.

Jeanette Holman-Price, VP Brain Injury Association of Canada – The Unseen Epidemic: A National and Personal Perspective.


Contemporary Dance Piece ”Trapped in My Mind” choreographed by Katie Felix

A visual exploration of ‘Trauma’ led by Deb Waddington

Sponsorship, Poster and Exhibiting Opportunities are still available. Please contact for more information.

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