About the Session
Everyone is invited! This is a poster presentation to gather ideas to enhance social capital in our communities and address the isolation of people with dual diagnosis (Mental health/Developmental Disability).Though there are many definitions, social capital generally refers to ‘a set of relationships and social ties, with organizations and to individuals, that can expand one’s choice-making opportunities, increase one’s options, and lead to a more enriched quality of life.’ Accessing Social Capital: Implications for Persons with Disabilities, (Gotto et al., 2010). Delegates can experience the model in action and share their current best practise, new ideas and wildest dreams on how to engage local communities to enhance social capital, create new opportunities and support the mental health all citizens.
Leslie has worked in direct service, association management and training related to mental health and disability and enjoys collaborative processes. Safeguards Training is a partnership of 5 provincial associations which includes Children Mental Health Ontario and Community Living Ontario. Safeguards provides training to over 20,000 people across a numbers of sectors. Leslie is a community member of Freedom From Harm, a Self-advocates Working Committee of Community Living Ontario. She enjoys collaborating globally through ISBA around inclusion