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Building Community Groups That Work

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Self-Help Resource Centre, 40 Orchard View Boulevard (one block north of Yonge and Eglinton)

All of us have different notions of group work. In this workshop different aspects of group work that can be utilized to promote meaningful community participation will be examined. Self-help methods have been used as a community-based and volunteer-run development strategy in many parts of the world. Self-help has been used for community economic development, public health, community safety, health promotion, inclusion and empowerment of marginalized communities. It can be used to build partnership between communities and helping professionals and agencies. In this workshop these strategies will be shared and the participants are given a chance to apply it to their own examples.

Facilitator: Roya Rabbani, Executive Director, Self-Help Resource Centre

Enrollment is limited to 20 people. The $15 registration fee includes materials and refreshments. To register download the registration form from

The Self-Help Resource Centre, a United Way Agency in Toronto, is offering three workshops this fall for self-helpers and professionals who work with support groups. This first workshop is part of Self-Help Awareness Week.

[Source: APOLNET,]