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Weekly support meetings for those affected by substance use and addiction

The University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College have partnered with the Community Addictions Peer Support Association (CAPSA) to offer weekly virtual support meetings for those affected by substance use and addiction. All People, All Pathways is a peer support group facilitated by trained individuals with personal experience of both.

The group does some simple practices together each week and learns about useful tools.  Attendees are encouraged to contribute to the conversation based on their own successes and struggles.

The group welcomes those in recovery or wishing to recover from any form of addiction. It is an open drop-in group with no weekly commitment or expectations of abstinence, and is open to family and friends of those struggling with substance use, as well. All People, All Pathways is meant to create a safe space, free from stigma or discrimination.

Out of respect for participants and their stories, we ask everyone to keep everything shared with the group confidential.

English meeting — Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m.
Student meeting Zoom link
Meeting ID: 929 8756 9610
Password: 787302

Please contact healthpromotion@uOttawa.ca if you have any question about this support group.

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