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Resisting Vicarious Trauma & Burnout: A Train the Trainers workshop

July 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

“The Zone of fabulousness” Connection & Solidarity amidst the heaviness of our work

About this event:
July 19 & 20 10am-1pm PDT (1am-4pm EDT)
Cost: $210 + eventbrite fees
Register HERE.

Contact organizer for reduced cost admissions for community members. Priority to BIPOC and ‘peers’ people-with-living-experience.

Who should come:
Anyone committed to team/community collective care & capacity building
Team Leads, change agents, folks shouldering up ‘first first-responders

Resisting Vicarious Trauma & Burnout with Collective Care & Solidarity
Centering connection, resisting disconnection & enmeshment
Solidarity Teams & Collective Care strategies
Responding to Tragic Death
Debriefing with connection
Resources, videos, articles, exercises

VIKKI REYNOLDS PhD is an activist/ therapist working to bridge the worlds of social justice activism with community work/ therapy. Her experience includes supervision and therapy with ‘peers’ responding to the opioid catastrophe, refugees and survivors of torture – including Indigenous people who have survived state violence, sexualized violence counsellors, mental health and Harm Reduction counsellors, housing and shelter workers, activists and working alongside gender and sexually diverse communities. Resources for this workshop free at:

TARA TAYLOR has worked in the non-profit sector for over 15 years and has been a fervent sustainability activist, working and reflecting across multiple disciplines and sectors to develop community systems that promote social justice as well as a balance between community development and community well-being. Most of Tara’s work has been done in the DTES of Vancouver, with a focus on harm reduction.


July 19
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Ongoing Community Events / Programs

H.E.A.L Employment Program

Introduction to Roofing Trades Program
RCABC Educational Foundation

Dads at Play
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Circle of Security
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Online Learning for Migrant Workers in BC

S.A.H.A.R.A Program

LEADS Program
WorkBC Vancouver Midtown

Next cohort begins March 29, 2021 | Sign up for an online info session.

Markets as Incubators for Language, Cultural and Work Skills Development of Recent Immigrant & Refugee Women
Camosun College
January – March 2021 and April – October 2021

12 Steps Addiction Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Thursdays- Online

Women Self-Defense
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Fridays 9:30 – 11:30 am

Addiction & Mental Health Recovery
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Sundays 7:30 pm

ASPIRE Toastmasters Club
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Tuesdays 7 pm

Daily Food Distribution
Muslim Food Bank and Community Services
Everyday 5:30 pm