images 2Stronger Connections = Stronger Communities is the title of the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada being held September 7th and 8th at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster, British Columbia.

This conference features leading international researchers, clinicians and policy makers.


Dr. Claudia Black

There are numerous workshops and keynote speakers such as Dr. Claudia Black, internationally renowned addiction author, speaker and trainer. She will be talking about Addiction, Trauma & Family Systems:  “Explore the impact of substance abuse and trauma and the importance of an integrated multi-disciplinary recovery approach throughout treatment.” (See * below for more speakers.)

The conference website details the themes that will be addressed at the event: “A fundamental shift is occurring in the way we manage addiction, and the recovery advocacy movement is making itself heard in Canada.

“This movement is alerting governments and policy makers of the millions of people, once suffering silently from addiction, who are now living healthy, drug-free and engaged lives.

Working together we can eliminate silos, and move towards the creation of better comprehensive systems of health care for all Canadians”

Who Should Register?

Physicians, Occupational Health Leaders, Human Resources Managers, Health Care Policy Makers, Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Interventionists, Residential Treatment Centre Management and Clinical Teams, Students, Union Leaders, Community Leaders, Disability Management Coordinators, Professional Regulatory Bodies, Insurance Carriers, Labour Relations Specialists, Employee Assistance Program providers, Labour Lawyers, Safety Committee Members, Union Representatives.

* Other speakers include:

  • Dr. Evan Wood: Director British Columbia Centre on Substance Abuse
  • Dr. George Vaillant: Psychiatrist and Professor at Harvard Medical School
  • Dr. Ray Baker: Associate Clinical Professor, UBC; Consultant Occupational Addiction Medicine; National Recovery Advisory Committee
  • Dr. Paul Farnan: Associate Clinical Professor UBC; Past Executive Director Physician Health Program of BC; Consultant Occupational Addiction Medicine