“The lockdowns expose what many of us have known: that the most intimate spaces—homes—are not always safe places. With the rapid shift to virtual delivery, providers in the sector are exploring how to effectively deliver virtual trauma-focused interventions, such as digital tools for safety planning and mental health crisis counselling,Continue Reading

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/08/lived-experience-is-important-but-not-sufficient-in-mental-health-and-substance-use-support-say-experts.html Almost all of those employees have lived experience with mental health issues. And they have all been given training, said Anderson, that both encourages them to draw on their histories as a resource, and respects the challenges lived experience can present in the workplace. “It isn’t just about invitingContinue Reading

https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/Canada Canada will soon add a third gender option besides ‘male’ and ‘female’ to its census in order to capture a more accurate picture of the country. The 2021 official government survey will officially ask what respondents identify as in the hopes of making the census more inclusive. “We wantContinue Reading

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/surrey-mountie-ptsd-child-porn-1.3891306 An RCMP officer has filed a lawsuit alleging he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after being exposed to a “significant volume” of child pornography while working in a specialized unit. Const. Michael Wardrope says he was exposed to disturbing videos, photographs, interviews and interrogations as a member of theContinue Reading

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/sexual-trauma-in-canadian-forces-similar-to-childhood-sex-abuse-military-says Sexual trauma in the Canadian Forces is similar to childhood sexual abuse because of the violation of trust and camaraderie that is key to military life, according to a briefing provided to senior defence officials. Victims of sexual misconduct in the ranks are typically young, and within the militaryContinue Reading

By Simon Fraser University – University Communications – https://www.flickr.com/photos/sfupamr/14152885779, CC BY 2.0, Link Canada’s first female prime minister labels Trump a ‘sexual predator’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/12/kim-campbell-canada-ex-prime-minister-trump-sexual-predator A Canadian politician who made history as the country’s first female prime minister has publicly voiced her concerns about Donald Trump, branding the Republican presidential nomineeContinue Reading