What is a Home? (with Darcy Elks)

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Date/Time
Date(s) - February 12, 2014
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location
St. Gregory the Great


This workshop is designed to provoke and facilitate thought about “home.” We will discuss topics such as:

  •   The importance of true home
  •   What happens when people do not have a true home in their lives
  •   The differences between a place to live and a home
  •   The challenge of creating home with and behalf of people who are societally marginalized
  •   Some of the obstacles that are often encountered as we work to create home
  •   What we can do to assist and support people to have a true homeWorkshop participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and identify concrete actions that they can take to support people to have a home.Who should attend?

    Anyone who is thinking about and working on developing supports for people who are vulnerable, marginalized to have a true home. This would include persons with disabilities, family members, advocates, human service workers etc…

    Format

    A combination of presentation, reflection, small and large group discussion.

    Workshop leader

    The workshop will be conducted by Darcy Elks. Darcy has been a human service provider, trainer, consultant, evaluator and advocate on behalf of people who are societally devalued for over 25 years. She has traveled extensively and worked with many different people including persons who have themselves been marginalized by society, advocates, family members, and human service providers. Darcy has three children, one of whom has a disability. Her passion and focus has been and continues to be working on inclusion on behalf of people with disabilities.

Date: February 12, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Registration at 8:30 am

Where: St. Gregory the Great 125 Centennial Parkway

Hamilton ON L8E 1H8

Cost: $99 per person, includes lunch, refreshments and materials. (Discount on multiple registrations – see attached fee schedule)

Please email Joanne Cimini to secure a spot(s) for your agency at jcimini@rygiel.ca or call 905-525-4747 extension 211.