Events, Trainings and Workshops

Our workshops are driven by community interests. All of our workshops and trainings are custom designed for specific workplaces, organizations and communities.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

In Dignity: Using Response-Based Ideas in Work for Survivors of Torture and Violence
A Workshop with Allan Wade, Ph.D.

Date: Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Time: Registration and refreshments – 8:30am-9am; Workshop – 9am to 1pm
Place: Woodward Room – Begbie Hall – Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC, Lkwungen Territory

Cost: $30 Students and unwaged; $60 regular; $50 early-bird (Friday, October 24th)

If you would like to attend and cost is a barrier, we do have some scholarships avialable. Please indicate your interest on the registration form.

In this half day gathering, Allan will present some ideas that may be useful in working for survivors of torture, as well as their families and communities. Depending on participants’ interests, Allan will discuss the role of social networks and institutions, resistance to violence, interviewing methods, violence and language, and applications of response-based ideas with individuals and in groups.

Allan Wade lives on Vancouver Island, where he works as a therapist and research consultant, with a primary interest in promoting effective and socially just responses in cases of violence and social injustice. He is best known for developing Response-Based Practice, which highlights the unending desire for dignity and justice apparent in the “small acts of living”. Allan has published many articles and chapters on research and practice, which can be viewed at the website for the Centre for Response-Based Practice, www.responsebasedpractice.com.

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Past Events

VCST AGM
Monday, June 23rd, 2014
5:30pm-7pm

World Refugee Day Celebration Event Poster (PDF)
Saturday, June 21st, 2014
1pm-4pm
Greater Victoria Public Library

Let’s Talk About Torture: Exploring the Roles of Health Professionals and Ethicists in the Prevention of Torture (A Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture Workshop)
Canadian Bioethics Society Conference
Friday, May 30th 2104, Vancouver, BC
2pm-3:30pm (Full Conference Agenda)

Some other examples of the many trainings we’ve offered in the past are:

Do you work with survivors? Are you interested in receiving more training?

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