Calendar

Sep
7
Wed
WSPD 2022 Workshop: You Can Be The Light @ Via Zoom platform
Sep 7 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Taking place online via Zoom, You Can Be the Light – Creating Hope Through Action is an hour-long talk that introduces new research and ideas about human relationality, resilience, and empowerment. It includes a fun and powerful activity: How to Build an Emotional First Aid Kit. Participants will receive a Zoom meeting link on September 6.
Sep
8
Thu
CIST Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Sep 8 @ 09:00 – Sep 9 @ 16:00

Join us for two days (9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day) at the Crisis Skills Intervention Skills workshop, developed by Vancouver Island Society. This research-based training fosters a strengths-based approach to frontline workers and other community helpers with regard to the communication, assessment, and suicide response skills for crisis intervention.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Sep
22
Thu
ASIST Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Sep 22 @ 08:30 – Sep 23 @ 16:30

Join us for two days (8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day) as our master trainers present ASIST 11 (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks), a skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Sep
28
Wed
Volunteer Crisis Line Responder Training @ In person in Nanaimo and online (Option A); online (Options B and C)
Sep 28 @ 18:00 – Nov 24 @ 21:00

Consider becoming a Volunteer Crisis Line Responder for the Vancouver Island Crisis Society and take part in a rewarding, enriching, and challenging experience. We offer three volunteering options: A) Providing support from our Crisis Centre, answering local, provincial, and national networks, with remote service options; B) Supporting remotely via Vancouver Island Crisis Chat and Crisis Text only; and C) Supporting remotely via Vancouver Island Crisis Chat and Crisis Text and via the Talk Suicide Canada network (answering both Voice and Text interactions).

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC for in-person training (applicable only to Option A).

Oct
6
Thu
safeTALK Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Oct 6 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Join us for presentation of safeTALK, one of the events we are presenting in honour of World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 (September 10) as one of our master trainers presents safeTALK (by LivingWorks), which provides Suicide Alertness skills for everyone.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Oct
20
Thu
ASIST Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Oct 20 @ 08:30 – Oct 21 @ 16:30

Join us for two days (8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day) as our master trainers present ASIST 11 (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks), a skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Nov
24
Thu
ASIST Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Nov 24 @ 08:30 – Nov 25 @ 16:30

Join us for two days (8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day) as our master trainers present ASIST 11 (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks), a skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Sep
7
Wed
WSPD 2022 Workshop: You Can Be The Light @ Via Zoom platform
Sep 7 @ 13:00 – 14:00

Taking place online via Zoom, You Can Be the Light – Creating Hope Through Action is an hour-long talk that introduces new research and ideas about human relationality, resilience, and empowerment. It includes a fun and powerful activity: How to Build an Emotional First Aid Kit.

Participants will receive a Zoom meeting link on September 6.

Sep
8
Thu
CIST Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Sep 8 @ 09:00 – Sep 9 @ 16:00

Join us for two days (9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day) at the Crisis Skills Intervention Skills workshop, developed by Vancouver Island Society. This research-based training fosters a strengths-based approach to frontline workers and other community helpers with regard to the communication, assessment, and suicide response skills for crisis intervention.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Sep
22
Thu
ASIST Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Sep 22 @ 08:30 – Sep 23 @ 16:30

Join us for two days (8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day) as our master trainers present ASIST 11 (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks), a skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Sep
28
Wed
Volunteer Crisis Line Responder Training @ In person in Nanaimo and online (Option A); online (Options B and C)
Sep 28 @ 18:00 – Nov 24 @ 21:00

Consider becoming a Volunteer Crisis Line Responder for the Vancouver Island Crisis Society and take part in a rewarding, enriching, and challenging experience. We offer three volunteering options: A) Providing support from our Crisis Centre, answering local, provincial, and national networks, with remote service options; B) Supporting remotely via Vancouver Island Crisis Chat and Crisis Text only; and C) Supporting remotely via Vancouver Island Crisis Chat and Crisis Text and via the Talk Suicide Canada network (answering both Voice and Text interactions).

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC for in-person training (applicable only to Option A).

Oct
6
Thu
safeTALK Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Oct 6 @ 13:00 – 16:00

Join us for presentation of safeTALK, one of the events we are presenting in honour of World Suicide Prevention Day 2022 (September 10) as one of our master trainers presents safeTALK (by LivingWorks), which provides Suicide Alertness skills for everyone.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Oct
20
Thu
ASIST Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Oct 20 @ 08:30 – Oct 21 @ 16:30

Join us for two days (8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day) as our master trainers present ASIST 11 (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks), a skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.

Nov
24
Thu
ASIST Workshop @ Crisis Society Training Centre, Nanaimo
Nov 24 @ 08:30 – Nov 25 @ 16:30

Join us for two days (8:30 am to 4:30 pm each day) as our master trainers present ASIST 11 (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by LivingWorks), a skills-building workshop that prepares caregivers of all kinds to provide suicide first aid interventions.

This workshop adheres to the latest Communicable Disease Prevention recommendations of WorkSafeBC. Maximum of 12 participants.