Club Events

Mental Health Seminar

Wednesday 28 April 2021, 7pm - 9pm

Nicole Lewis presented Group Dynamics 2.0 to the club a few years ago and again is returning to do another presentation on a mental health topic.

This seminar will focus on the challenges groups face as they develop. We will be looking at how to maintain healthy teams through understanding that everyone is different and how our roles and responsibilities within teams/groups can enable better team functioning. We will do this by exploring dysfunction and how to identify solutions for dysfunction rather than ignoring it. Participants will have the opportunity to look at approaches to address conflict and communication techniques for managing healthy teams.

Nicole is a psychotherapist, clinical supervisor and professor at Algonquin College and teaches in a variety of programs focused on mental health and interpersonal communication. She studies and provides consultation on outdoor and experiential therapies in the Canadian context. Nicole has a variety of experience in private practice and community based eco and adventure therapy programs and continues to explore this area. Nicole loves to be outdoors year round and although is no longer leading group trips enjoys lots of solo paddling with her dogs in the summer and snowshoeing and skiing in the winter.

Because of the COVID restrictions all this year's seminars will be held on Zoom.

Details for joining the meeting are here for club members. For security reasons and to help ensure that we do not exceed the capacity of our Zoom account, please do not share the login details with people who are not members of the RA Canoe Camping Club.

Non-club members can get the joining instructions by contacting Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The details will be sent starting about 3-4 weeks before the seminar up until the day before the seminar.

Basic level guidelines on Zoom are on the club website here.  A 1-2 minute review of the guidelines will be held at the beginning of the seminar.