2022 Monthly Webinar Series

The Cultivating Community Wellness Initiative will host monthly Webinars the first Wednesday every month on the Zoom platform covering various topics related to mental health. These Webinars are open to everyone working in Developmental Services and will focus on a variety of topics related to employee mental health and well-being. You can find recordings of each Webinar on this page and information related to upcoming sessions. Click on a topic and date to expand and see more content.

Building Bridges Between Families & Staff

February 3, 2022

In this CCW Webinar, Dr. Yona Lunsky discusses stressors experienced by families during COVID-19 and how trauma-informed care can be inclusive of work with families. Dr. Lunsky shares strategies for building bridges between families and staff as we move through the pandemic.

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Conversations with Developmental Services Staff: Talking Mental Health, Roots and Gender Diversity

March 2, 2022

Join Sue Hutton, Social Worker at CAMH’s Azrieli Adult Neurodevelopmental Centre, as she hosts a panel of staff working in the Developmental Services sector across Ontario to discuss issues related to mental health, roots, and gender diversity encountered in their work during the pandemic.


James Brendle

Community Living Kingston

Shillene Dale

Cultural Coordinator, Community Living Six Nations

Ty McNally

Community Living Thunder Bay

Louri Snider

North Hastings Community Integration Association

During the webinar, questions came up from attendees about resources for gender diversity education in our sector; for both staff as well as the people we support. Below are some links on the subjects: