Careers  |  (613) 345-4092
Careers  |  (613) 345-4092

Tuesday, October 25: 6pm-8:30pm

Thursday, October 27: 6pm-8pm

Tuesday, November 1: 6pm-8pm

Thursday, November 3: 6pm-8pm

Delivery: This workshop will be presented in four online Zoom sessions.

This event is co-sponsored by the Southern Ontario Training Group (SOTG) and Extend-A-Family Toronto.

As each session builds on previous sessions, participants are required to commit to all four sessions.

About the Workshop

This workshop presents a way of understanding the lives of marginalized people. By examining social devaluation, participants will learn about the impact of wounding experiences on people with intellectual and physical impairments, mental disorders, poverty, and other conditions. To address this social devaluation, the workshop will present ways to help participants to start to think about how to assist people to gain socially valued roles and have some of the good things in life that most of us take for granted. The concepts introduced in this workshop are part of Social Role Valorization, developed by Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger, a prominent thinker and leader in human services. These Zoom sessions can be thought of as a preliminary introduction to Social Role Valorization (SRV). A more comprehensive introduction to SRV theory is provided through an intensive four day inperson workshop which the Southern Ontario Training Group will be offering again when it is safe to do so.

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is intended for the motivated learner who wants to learn how to support people who are devalued in our society to have better lives. This includes people who have experienced devaluation themselves, family members, friends, paid and unpaid supporters, advocates, teachers, board members, funders, policymakers, and other interested parties. Come prepared to listen, take notes, frame and discuss your questions. Also, come prepared to think about the devalued people you know, their life experiences and the social roles they fill in life. This workshop is delivered via lecture, questions and discussion.

Space is limited, register today! The cost is $100.
To register, please contact Denise Lewis at
For more information or to request a subsidy, please contact
Erica Baker-Tinsley at

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