Our National Conference for Victims of Impaired Driving, originally scheduled for late May, had to be postponed until the fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But we are very pleased to announce two new interactive webinars for victims and survivors across the country.

Memorializing and Honouring Those We Have Lost
Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Webinar participants will hear from keynote speaker Deborah Davidson, PhD, York University. Dr. Davidson is a tattooed sociologist and a qualitative researcher who works in the areas of grief, bereavement, memorialization, trauma, and tattoos. She is the editor of and contributor to The Tattoo Project: Commemorative Tattoos, Visual Culture, and the Digital Archive (2017, Canadian Scholars’ Press). She has volunteered for Bereaved Families of Ontario and Matthews House Hospice. If she had a tagline, it would be ‘speak their names’.

We will also discuss the ways in which MADD Canada can help people honour their loved ones killed in impaired driving crashes, including our Online Tribute Page, our Provincial Memorial Road Sign and White Cross Programs and our Provincial Monuments.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, May 30, at 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET (please note regional time differences) for this powerful and interactive discussion. If you have a tattoo you would like to share, please send a photo via email to ssullivan@madd.ca and we will try to show as many as possible during the session.

You can register in advance for the meeting here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. When you join the meeting, you can join without camera or turn it off when you join if you do not want others to see you. We will mute everyone’s mic during the presentations but will leave time for questions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Sullivan at ssullivan@madd.ca.

 

Living with Chronic Pain
Saturday, May 30 at 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Many of those injured in impaired driving crashes experience pain long after the crash and may require treatment years later. The emotional impact of chronic pain is often overlooked and services may be difficult to navigate.

MADD Canada is pleased to host a webinar to discuss the challenges survivors may face with two experts in the field – Dorota Hedzelek and Dr. Wes Buch.

Dorota is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who manages Support Services programs at Pain BC. Wesley is a clinical psychologist who specializes in chronic pain and practices in the area of clinical and rehabilitation psychology and is on the Board of Directors of Pain BC. For more information on Pain BC, please visit their website at https://www.painbc.ca/

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, May 30, at 3:00 – 4:30 pm ET (please note regional time differences) for this powerful and interactive discussion.

You can register in advance for the meeting here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpdOCqqjwjGNe-n3DuEab2pjgOKIsl3zTx

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. When you join the meeting, you can join without camera or turn it off when you join if you do not want others to see you. We will mute everyone’s mic during the presentations but will leave time for questions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Steve Sullivan at ssullivan@madd.ca.