India Night is SOLD OUT! THANK YOU to all our generous sponsors, supporters, friends and family!
We look forward to seeing you on September 14th for an exciting evening of Indian cuisine and celebration all in support of 4to40 - our Inclusive Employment Initiative in partnership with Campus For All, University of Regina.
Get Involved in the COR Community!
We Have Some New (and Some Familiar) Faces Joining Us in the Studio this Fall!
Meet Samantha Jones our new Art Therapy Student!
Sam is currently a distance-learning student at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute, learning her way towards practicing art therapy. She loves art and the therapeutic process that the power of creation holds! Sam is a graduate from the University of Alberta, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Art and Design and Psychology and completed the Certificate in Community Engagement and Service Learning. She is an Albertan born girl, so she absolutely misses the mountains now that she has been living in the flat lands of Saskatchewan for a few years. Sam is also constantly working with children, and specifically likes to support children with medical and behavioral needs. Although she does not have any of her own children, she loves to take her “furbaby” on adventures. Besides always wanting to be creative, paint, scrapbook, photograph, and build, Sam just loves to go outdoors. A good book and some camping are all she needs to relax.
Sam will be running a drop-in art class on Fridays from 10am -12pm!
Meet Kevin McLean
I have been married to my wife Charlotte for 18 years and we have two children, Max and Heidi. I love all things related to superheroes and enjoy reading fantasy fiction novels. I also love to introduce those around me to my hobbies.
This desire to share my creative interests led me to the position of Creative Encourager with COR. I’m so excited to run a group that fosters imaginative thinking, cooperation, and creativity. I have developed a unique and imaginative game-play scenario that will encourage the participants to role play, work together, think creatively, and have fun!
Learn to build worlds in the story ‘Tales from the Loop’ every Tuesday
from 3:30 to 5:30pm in the studio!
Amanda is Back!!!
Join her every Thursday from 10-12pm in Making New Memories!
Alexa is back and bringing her dance expertise to the studio every Sunday this fall! Join her from 3-5pm weekly!
Have you met Harriet?
Harriet loves to make a mess in the COR Studio. She especially loves creating artistic messes and plans to do this every Monday evening from 4-6pm!
Abbie will be bringing it home this fall at a brand new time! Catch her every Monday evening in the COR Studio for CORus starting at 6:30 pm.
Morgan is bringing his musical talents to a new time! Join him in the COR Studio Tuesday afternoons from 2-3pm.
Chelsi and Benji the Bernard are bringing their talents to a new day and time in the studio! Every Tuesday from 3-5pm you can drop in and get your weekly fix of pupper cuddles!
Robyn will be continuing her Yoga for every body class every Friday from 1-2pm.
No experience? No problem! Robyn will start you off with the basics.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Jessie Dishaw is bringing her talents back to the COR Studio for a completely new experience! Come check out her nifty take on hoop weaving and knitting on September 19th from 1-5 pm!
Bring a friend and we'll bring the refreshments!
Upcoming Educational Opportunities:
Gentle Teaching Level 1: September 5 (1-4pm)
Mental Health First Aid – Adults who Interact with Youth: September 10-11
Mental Health First Aid – Seniors: September 12-13
Coaching Skills Training: September 24-25
MANDT (Crisis Prevention): September 27
Homewood Health (EFAP) Newsletter for September 2019: Suicide Prevention
Gentle Teaching Theme for September 2019:
Safety & Security
COR is proud to support Input Housing! This remarkable group of passionate people are committed to providing a safe and secure future for their family members -- they still have two (2) units available! Don't wait.... Connect Input Housing for more details!
Gentle Teaching and Trauma Informed Support;
a conversation with Karyn Harvey, PhD.
In August 2019, we had the opportunity to sit down with Karyn Harvey and discuss Trauma Informed Support and Gentle Teaching.
Dr. Harvey has worked as a clinician in the field of intellectual disabilities for over 25 years. She has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland. She has published articles about therapeutic interventions with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), workbooks for individuals with IDD and two books. Her first book, Positive Identity Development, was published in 2009 and presents both theory and guidance for clinicians doing therapy with individuals with ID. Her second book, Trauma-Informed Behavioral Interventions, was published in 2011 and presents a trauma-informed care approach to working with individuals with ID both programmatically and clinically.