2011 Events


2011 British Columbia Society of Transition Homes

Annual Training Forum Keynote:

Who Will do the Hard Things?: Working with Women struggling with Violence, Mental Illness & Substance Abuse

October 19-21,
Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Richmond BC


The BC Association of Social Workers
2011 Fall Conference
November 11-12

Keynote – Amazingly Alive: More Than Resisting ‘Burnout’

November 12 8:30 a.m.

Workshop – Witnessing Resistance in Our Work With People Who Have Suffered Physical and Structural Violence

November 12 10:15 am to 3:30 pm

Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside
1133 West Hastings


Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture

Trauma And Resistance :Working With People Who Have Experienced Political Violence And Torture

The Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture (VCST) invite you to join us for an experiential workshop with Vikki Reynolds, who will present an alternative approach to working with trauma, which focuses on the resistance of victims of violence and oppression, as opposed to attending primarily to the details of the trauma, which can be re-traumatizing for both the person and the front-line worker

Monday, November 14
8:30am – 4:30pm
Woodward Room – Begbie Hall
Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, BC
Cost: $50 Students; $100 Regular;

$75 Early Bird – by November 1st
(Includes resources, lunch and refreshments).

For more information or to register, contact:
vcst.info@gmail.com, 778.678.4903


Hate Kills: Responding to “Suicide” with Justice-Doing

The Vancouver Island Narrative Collective is proud to host Vikki Reynolds, therapist and activist, as she speaks on how we as a society can take a stand alongside folks struggling against hate stigma and oppression. Reflection discussion to follow featuring Jennifer White and Jonny Morris, faculty members from the UVic School of Child and Youth Care. 

Ideas Discussed Include:

  • Human Rights
  • Social Justice
  • How using the language of “suicide” masks heart-wrenching suffering and daily indignities
  • How we can demand accountability and change the conditions that promote suicide

November 15, 2011; 4:30 – 6:30pm
University of Victoria Campus, Room TBD
Suggested donation $10/$20
RSVP: dsegal@uvic.ca


Wachiay Friendship Centre and Comox Valley Transition Society

Resisting Burn Out

November 17
Lower Native Sons Hall

For more information call Rhonda: 250 338-7793 ext.222


New Conversations on Suicidality: 2011 National Conference
October 3 – 5, 2011

Plenary Session:

Hate Kills: A Social Justice Response to “Suicide”

October 5 8:30 a.m.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Consider an anti-oppression analysis of “suicide”, specifically addressing social contexts of injustice
    which allow for the violence of “suicide” to occur
  2. Engage with critical language practices in order to reveal the power and violence in play around the
    language of “suicide”
  3. Reflect on wider social responses required to address the social context in which “suicide” occurs

Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites
1763 Comox Street,
Vancouver, BC


Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy

Week Long Narrative Therapy Intensive Training (Certificate Program)

October 12 – 16 2011

Faculty: Christine Dennstedt PhD, Stephen Madigan PhD, David Nylund PhD, Vikki Reynolds PhD, Colin Sanders MA, and friends


Peak House
Pacific Youth & Family Services Society presents

Resisting ‘Burnout’ and Inviting Sustainability into our Community

June 10, 2011
8:30am – 4:30pm
City University ,
789 W.Pender, Room #350,

Cost: $120


Burnaby Mental Health & Substance Use – Continuing Education

Trauma and Resistance: Therapeutic Witnessing with People Who Have Experienced Violence

May 20, 2011
0900-1100 hrs
Burnaby Hospital
(3935 Kincaid St, Burnaby)


Vancouver School for Narrative Therapy

Week Long Narrative Therapy Intensive Training (Certificate Programs)

May 11 -15, 2011
Granville Island Hotel, Vancouver, Canada
Contact: Meredith_Woolley@vancity.com

Faculty: Stephen Madigan, David Nylund, Vikki Reynolds, Colin Sanders and community guests.

Limited to 40 participants
Cost: $710.00 (flat rate)


PEERS Victoria Resources Society

Trauma and Resistance: A witnessing approach to community work

Vikki Reynolds, PHD, RCC

Thursday April 28th,
9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $120 regular & at the door, $100 earlybirds (April 15th, 2011), $85 Students

Queen of Peace Church
851 OLD Esquimalt Road,
Victoria, BC


British Columbia Teachers’ Federation Conference: Our Social Justice Movement: Inspiring schools and communities

Keynote address:
Being Imperfect Allies: Addressing power and being accountable

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Peak House
Pacific Youth & Family Services Society presents

Trauma and Resistance: A witnessing approach to community work

February 15, 2011
8:30am – 4:30pm
City University ,
789 W.Pender, Room #350,



Conversations with activists :: 2011 series

Being Imperfect and Fluid Allies :: Informed by Queer Theory & the Criminalization of Dissent

Tuesday January 18, 2011
Cornett Building,
UVic Campus, Room B143
7 – 9pm