Register for the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

Do you manage employees, work in healthcare, in recovery, or want to learn more about what Recovery Capital is?

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada (RCC) - Toronto, is the conference for you!

Date and time

Thu, Sep 13, 2018, 8:00 am

Fri, Sep 14, 2018, 5:00 pm EDT


The Carlu

444 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

About the conference

The RCC-TO is an innovative two-day event designed to provide accessible, accredited, and multi-disciplinary professional education on recovery capital. The conference will feature leading international research, clinicians, policy makers, and mental health and addiction stakeholders.

The ultimate goal of the conference is to increase the collective understanding of the full continuum of options, including evidence-based treatment, behavioral and psychological interventions, harm reduction, medication assisted therapies and peer support/12-step recovery.

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Who should attend

The RCC will bring together organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the design, provision, and monitoring of outcome-based addiction services.

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.

With over 16 speakers, continuing education units, and exhibitors, this Canadian conference will engage delegates in the collaborative practice of solution-focused care for people and their families, supported by paraprofessionals, peers, and mutual support systems.

Email events [at] ehncanada [dot] com to enquire about special student rates and early-bird rates.

Confirmed speakers

The diversified panel of presenters will include world renowned experts in the field including:

  • Dr. John Kelly, PhD. Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard University
  • Dr. Manuel Cardoso, Deputy General-Director of SICAD, Portugal Public Health Policy
  • Dr. Arthur C. Evans, CEO, American Psychiatric Association
  • Dr. Julian Somers, Simon Fraser University
  • Dr. Jag Khalsa, MS, Ph.D., Special Volunteer, NIDA/NIH; Retired as Chief, Medical Consequences, National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, Bethesda, MD, USA.
  • Ann Dowsett Johnston, best-selling Author
  • Dr. Michele Pole, Ph.D
  • Rita Notarandrea, CEO, CCSA & Gord Garner, Executive Director, Community Addictions Peer Support Association
  • Andrew Freedman, Director Freedman & Koski
  • Dr. Ray Baker, MD, Consultant in Recovery Medicine
  • Dr. Jean-Pierre Chiasson, MD, FASAM, CCSAM, MRO, Founder and Medical Director, Nouveau Depart, EHN Canada
  • Dr. Emily Alden Hennessy, MPhil, PhD
  • Dr. Hester Dunlap, Lead Psychologist, Trauma and Psychological Trauma Program, Bellwood Health Services, EHN-CANADA
  • Dr. Brian Rush, PhD, Scientist Emeritus, CAMH and Principal, VIRGO Planning and Evaluation Consultants Inc & Mary Bartram, PhD, RSW, Researcher and Consultant
  • Angie Hamilton, Families for Addiction Recovery (FAR)
  • Christine Burych, President, Starlingbrook Leadership

What is Recovery Capital?

‘Recovery Capital’, defined by Granfield and Cloud as “The breadth and depth of internal and external resources that can be drawn upon to initiate and sustain Recovery from alcohol and other drug problems”.

The concept will be highlighted during the two-days of learning and will feature keynote speakers and various leaders in the field who have profound messages to share about recovery, current issues such as the Opioid Crisis and future directions in the face of changing tides, such as the legalization of marijuana and advances in evidence-based practice.

Sponsorship opportunities still available

For more information, please contact Kalandra Roach at events [at] ehncanada [dot] com or visit

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