Conference Offers Support to Victims and Survivors

"Stories of the Heart" is the theme for MADD Canada's 2014 National Conference for Victims of Impaired Driving.

Between April 25 and 27, victims/survivors of impaired driving from across Canada will come together for a weekend of support and fellowship. With the guidance of caring professionals and supportive peers, victims will take part in keynote and workshop sessions covering a wide range of topics designed to help them as they cope with traumatic, life-altering experiences.

A special program of sessions and activities is also available for young victims/survivors (ages 15 to 25) of impaired driving.

The Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance – always the cornerstone event of the weekend – will be held on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. All events will be held at the BMO Financial Group Institute for Learning, 3550 Pharmacy Ave., Scarborough, Ontario. There is no cost to attend the Candlelight Vigil but interested individuals are asked to RSVP to Ardene Vicioso at avicioso@madd. ca. (Please note: individuals who are already registered to attend the full national Conference do not need to RSVP for the Vigil.)

MADD Canada's annual Conference for French-speaking victims and survivors will be held on May 31, 2014, at Hotel Sheraton, in Laval. Once again this year, victims and survivors will have the opportunity to meet and exchange, while participating in workshops and seminars. The Conference will also include an evening Candlelight Vigil to honor victims and survivors. For any information on this French Conference, please contact mcmorin@madd.ca.

The central point of the weekend is the Candlelight Vigil of Hope and Remembrance.

This moving ceremony offers guests a safe and supportive environment where they can pay tribute to the loved ones who have been killed or acknowledge injuries caused by impaired driving.

Source: MADD Canada



Last updated on: 2014-04-05 | Link to this post