Strengthening Recovery During Crises

A four-part webinar series discussing addiction recovery amid public health crises.

This webinar series will bring together thought leaders, healthcare, policy makers, persons with lived & living experience, and families for conversations about COVID-19, homelessness, unemployment, overdoses, and the future of addiction recovery.

Part 1: Initiating and Maintaining Recovery during Public Health Crises

A panel discussion on the impact of public health crises such as COVID-19 on recovery for individuals, families, communities, workplaces and services.
Panelists: Rebecca Jesseman, Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction; Guy Felicella, Peer Clinical Advisor, BC Centre on Substance Use; Scott Gue, lived experience


Part 2: Awareness and Celebrations
Wednesday May 20, 2020 @ 12pm – 1pm PST
Panel discussion on the role of celebration and recognition of recovery, and building recovery capital through community.
Panelists: Dr. Evan Wood, BCCSU; Lorinda Strang, Orchard Recovery Centre; Jordan Veller, Lived Experience

Part 3: Health Systems & Public Education
Wednesday May 27, 2020 @ 12pm – 1pm PST
Discussing the gaps in the healthcare system and addiction medicine training that create challenges to accessing recovery supports.
Panelists: Dr. Julian Somers, Leslie McBain, Susan Hogarth, Gloria Harding

Part 4: Underserved and Vulnerable Populations
Wednesday June 3, 2020 @ 12pm – 1pm PST
Discussing the importance of timely access to appropriate recovery-oriented systems of care for people experiencing poverty, homelessness, food insecurity, and other harms resulting from social inequities.
Panelists: TBA

  • June 4, 2020
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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