Recovery Day Ottawa

OTTAWA CITY HALL - SEPT | 23 | 2017 - HÔTEL DE VILLE

Join with us for the official Recovery Day Ottawa celebration in the National Capital at Ottawa City Hall, on Saturday, September 24, 2016.

During the month of September, Canadians are gathering to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

We envision a world in which recovery from addiction is a common, celebrated reality - a world where all individuals will have access to the support they need when seeking help.

We believe by speaking out as people living in recovery, or as family, friends and supporters of those affected by addiction, we save lives.

Through our personal stories and shared experience, we hope to inspire others to join us. Together, we demonstrate the power and proof of recovery from addiction.

The Recovery Academy

RDO2015 WELCOMES THE RECOVERY ACADEMY AS A COMMUNITY PARTNER

The philosophy of the academy is to deliver an educational rather than a therapeutic approach; not treating you but teaching you. Where a therapeutic approach can be based on problems and deficits, in education we focus on strengths, talents and resources. In the academy we will work with you to explore possibilities and develop your skills in order to achieve your goals and ambitions. Our facilitators will act as coaches and mentors, recognizing that participants can learn to find their own solutions to difficulties and that this is enhanced by the sharing of professional and lived experience of mental health and addiction services.

Our commitment to education is evident in the language we use and the way that the courses are delivered.

A fundamental principle of the academy is that the courses are co-developed and attended and the majority are co-delivered. We believe that this mixture of expertise enhances the facilitators and participants experiences, knowledge and skills through learning together.

For more information, please visit http://www.recoveryacademy.ca