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In alignment with the ON-BPD 3-year strategy and business plans, we support the expansion of the Family Connections® course in nearby areas. As a result of the Family Connections leader training program in Ottawa in September, there are now three new leaders in the Cornwall area. We are delighted to report that the first Family Connections course in Cornwall will begin on February 20 13, 2018. Following are the details:  

Start Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 [Note: previously posted as beginning on February 13.]
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 PM
Schedule: Weekly meetings for 12 weeks
Location: Community Addiction and Mental Health Services
                  850 McConnell Avenue
                  Cornwall, Ontario  K6H 4M3

We congratulate the Cornwall team on their initiative and wish them much success as they present this valuable course to family members. 

To apply: Please download and complete the application form (one application for each person who would like to attend) and send it by email to Sharyn.duffey@cornwallhospital.ca

The following letter to the editor was published in the Ottawa Citizen.

18 Nov. 2017
Ottawa Citizen

Re: Here's why we should stop planning for a new jail, Nov 9, 2017.

1 January 2018


Michèle Langlois
President of ON-BPD and
Facilitator of Family Connections courses

As the new year dawns, I reflect upon our accomplishments over the previous 12 months and am awe-struck by what a dedicated group of volunteers can achieve.

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Following are some news stories from us, as well as some bulletins we've received that may be of interest to you.

Updates from the Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder:

News from our partners:

If you have news that would be of interest to us or our members, please send it to webservices@on-bpd.ca.

"Continuing Connections" is a half-day workshop delivered quarterly to "graduates" who have completed the 12 week Family Connections® course. “Continuing Connections” main objectives are to develop a support network for family members experiencing similar situations and to practice the Family Connections (FC) skills in a safe, supportive environment.

The next "Continuing Connections" workshop, focusing on “Problem Management” is being offered November 4, 2017 at 9:30 am to noon at the Royal Ottawa Health Center.

ON-BPD responds to increasing demand for family support

[Ottawa, ON | 15 October 2017]

The Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder (ON-BPD) launched its first local Family Connections leader training on September 8-10, 2017.

Hosted by the National Education Alliance (NEA-BPD) in San Francisco, local “Ottawans” received the training via video-conferencing, along with other participants located in six cities across North America. Most of the volunteers who dedicated their weekend for the training are graduates of the Family Connections course and family members of a loved one who struggles with BPD or has difficulty regulating their emotions. Having completed the weekend Course Leader training, they are now ready to co-facilitate the 12-week Family Connections course. Also, among the volunteer trainees were dedicated professionals from The Royal Ottawa, Queensway-Carleton hospital, and Cornwall area, all working in the mental health field.

In short, ON-BPD is stepping up to the demand!

ON-BPD is recruiting new Course Leaders and will be hosting a Family Connections Course Leader training course in Ottawa on September 8-10, 2017.

ON-BPD has a specific need for bilingual (English-French) course leaders. Those interested in participating in this training session should submit the application by the deadline of Friday, August 11, 2017. Note that there is no charge for participation in this training and that meals are included.

PRESS RELEASE

Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder Receives $10,000 Grant from the Ottawa Community Foundation to Build Capacity for Family Members of Loved Ones with Mental Illness

Following are some news stories from us, as well as some bulletins we've received that may be of interest to you.

Updates from the Ottawa Network for Borderline Personality Disorder:

News from our partners:

If you have news that would be of interest to us or our members, please send it to webservices@on-bpd.ca.

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