Educational Events and Resources

Throughout the year, CASC/ACSS Members participate in and promote events and resources related to our profession and work in the communities we serve.

Please send your events to

CASC offers a supervisory training module entitled

“Becoming an Effective CASC Supervisor-Educator”

Available by clicking this link.

This is part of the requirements for those pursuing  certification as a Supervisor -Educator.  For more information consult the Education manual Chapter 2, Section IV, especially sections 8.3 and 9.6.   Click here to view the manual


CASC has received the following from the Canadian Multifaith Federation for the upcoming

Spiritual and Religious Care Awareness Week (SRCAW) – Oct 15-21, 2018.

Click here to down load the CMF President’s letter and explanation of SRCAW.  This also contains the Proclamation request and sample.

Click here to down load our Product order form,

Click here to down load our SRCAW Handbook,

Click here to download our Volunteer Certificates template.

Poster, English (11″ X 17″ in Color, single-sided):

Printed poster /$7 each, plus shipping;
Shipping information:
Posters are machine folded  to minimize postage. If you like to receive poster without folds inquire the shipping cost please .

Shipping rates within Ontario

  • $5.00 for 1-10 Posters (if you need more, ask the shipping cost)

Spiritual & Religious Care Volunteer Recognition Certificates

Printed Certificate /$3 each, plus shipping.
These are officially signed certificates  [The names of the institution/unit and volunteers are to be filled by the institution, in the blank spaces]

Shipping  rates  within Ontario

  • $5.00 for 1-10 certificates (if you need more, ask the shipping cost)

One poster and one certificate as a combo. Each packaged unit is at $8.50.

Shipping  rates   within Ontario

  • $8.00  for 1-10 units (if you need more, ask the shipping cost)

In addition, an official Letter of Appreciation for institutions is also available (with purchase of a poster or a certificate, for no extra charge). If you wish to receive this Letter, required is the name of the person, his/her title, and mailing address for shipping. Exception: If your institution is proclaiming SRCAW, you can simply send a request, no purchase necessary.

Best regards,

Dr. Mohamed Taher

Information Coordinator

Canadian Multifaith Federation

(formerly Ontario Multifaith Council)

3570 Victoria Park Avenue, Suite # 207
North York, Ontario, M2H 3S2

Tel:  (416) 422-1490

Fax: (416) 422-4359


The 3rd Annual Delton Glebe Counselling Centre

Community Breakfast presenting keynote speaker: David Maginley, MDiv., CSPC

Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 7:30 to 9:00am

Luther Village Sunshine Centre, 139 David Bauer Dr. Waterloo

For more information contact Janet Howitt at or 519.884.0710 x3921

The Mystery and Power of the Divine Feminine

Women Sharing Wisdom and Courage to Heal Ourselves and the Planet

Ann MortifeeAnne Mortifee





Anne SimmondsRev. Dr. Anne L. Simmonds





Through music, story, conversation and ritual, this workshop will inspire participants to move beyond perfectionism and duty into their body-selves. Participants will be encouraged to trust the deeper journey of unfolding where the small self dissolves and we touch the essential self for which we yearn.

Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 2018
9:30 am – 4 pm, 75 Queen’s Park Cres. E., Toronto, ON

Click for more information.

Parliament of World Religions

The Parliament of World Religions is coming to Toronto this year (2018) in November. Visit

CASC/ACSS Member Brian Walsh will be part of two presentations:

  • “Building Community: The Campus Chaplains Association at the University of Toronto”
  • “Bardic Night: an Evening of Pagan Storytelling and Music”

To learn more, contact Brian Walsh, MPhil, RP. Spiritual Care Provider, CAMH, Clinical Supervisor-Educator, CASC/ACSS: 416-535-8501 ext. 36530

“Trí caindle forosnat cach ndorcha: fír, aicned, ecna.”
“Three candles that illumine every darkness: truth, nature, knowledge.”
–Trecheng Breth Féne 201


Creative Interventions for Children and Families Coping with Loss, and Creative Family Therapy Techniques. March 21 and 22, 2019

Liana Lowenstein, MSW, RSW, CPT-S, is a Registered Clinical Social Worker, Certified Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified TF-CBT Therapist who has been working with children and their families since 1988.  She presents trainings across North America and abroad and will join us in Saskatoon to present two days of training:  Join us at Queen’s House of Re-treats, Saskatoon, SK.  Fees:  $390 CAD before January 15/19 or $405 after that date.  Deadline for registrations is February 22, 2019.


Please contact for details on registering. Website is coming soon. Search under Paige Gryba Counselling Services, Inc.

A Practical Guide for Consenus-Based Decision Making

Jim Madden is offering his resource “A Practical Guide for Consensus-based decision making” for the use of all CASC/ACSS Members. Click here to download.

Our thanks to Jim for sharing his work with CASC/ACSS Members. Jim has worked as a community organizer, a sociologist, in the public health system as a program evaluator and program manager, and in various roles in the mental health system. Jim is currently System Coordinator for the London-Middlesex Children and Youth Mental Health System (as part of the provincial Moving on Mental Health initiative.) For his “third act of life,” Jim finished a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary (Wilfrid Laurier University) in 2015, and is also a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in private practice.

Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) Library

The Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) has a large library of webinar resources for purchase.  They now require users to create a user name and password to purchase webinars and recordings at their site. Visit the EDAC site.

Below is a sample of some of their informative webinars.

2017 Recorded Webinars

  • July: Light on the Dark Side of the Street
  • June: Loss in the Lives of LGBTQ+ People
  • May: Practical Strategies for Helping Grieving Clients Cope
  • April: Continued Bond/Attachment Theories for Perinatal Loss Intervention
  • March: “Well, Ain’t This a Fine Howdy-do!” Helping Care-givers
  • February: Living with Life-Threatening Illness
  • January: Responding To Community Crisis

2016 Recorded Webinars

  • December: Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy…
  • November: Changing the Face of Bereavement…
  • October: Revisiting Loss and Restoration
  • September: Attachment Informed Grief Therapy…
  • August: Secrets in Grief Counseling and End-of-Life Care
  • July: Keeping Up in Grief: A Vital Component in Self Care
  • June: Loss Upon Loss: Caregivers, Dying Persons and the End of Life
  • May: The Top 10 Mistakes Made in Treating the Bereaved
  • April: Helping Children Grieve
  • March: Using Therapeutic Groups in Working With the Bereaved
  • February: Treating Grief As a Mental Disorder
  • January: Sustaining Capacity of Compassion…

2016 Conference Recordings

  • Addressing the Needs of Families – Planning a Family Grief Camp
  • Ambiguous Loss, Nonfinite Loss, and Disenfranchised Grief: Connections and Implications for Clinicians
  • An Attachment Informed Approach to Grief and Grief Therapy
  • The Impact of our Fear of and Fascination with Death on our Children
  • Coloring Your Grief
  • Research that Matters: Social Media and Bereavement
  • Trust-Building Among African-Americans in End of Life Care
  • The Two-Track Model of Bereavement: A Contemporary Look at Theory, Research and Practice
  • Deconstructing the Case for Complicated Grief
  • Our Work, Our Selves
  • Mindfulness & Grief: Coping Skills for Life After Loss
  • How to Start and Facilitate a Bereavement Support Group
  • Compassion for Ourselves: Rejuvenate Mind, Body, and Spirit
  • Is Evidence-Based Practice Appropriate for Grief Counseling

2015 Recorded Webinars

  • December: Early Attachment Experience
  • November: Lunch with a Luminary: J. William Worden
  • October: Using Digital and Social Media in Your Work
  • August: Grief and Cognition…
  • July: Being There: Virtual Presence at the End of Life
  • June: Will You Be My ‘Friend’?…
  • March: The ABCs of Bringing Bereavement Camps To Your Community
  • January: Understanding Sibling Loss: What Every Counselor Needs…

2014 Recorded Webinars

  • December: Spirituality Unplugged: Assessing and Empowering Clients’…
  • July: Suicide Risk Assessment When Bereavement…
  • April: Secrets at the End of Life
  • January: Caring for Self While Caring for Others: Managing Stress…

2014 Recorded Conference Sessions

  • Let’s Stop “Staging” Dying and Bereaved Persons
  • Parental Experiences and Decisions Regarding Fetal Anomalies
  • Helping Bereaved Clients Identify, Develop and Utilize Resources
  • Beyond Gender: Understanding the Ways Men and Women Grieve
  • Motherless Daughters: A Twenty-Year Retrospective
  • Finding Resilience: Thinking Small in the Big Badness
  • The Role of Medication in Grief Therapy: Two Case Studies
  • Working with Grieving Teenagers

2015 Recorded Conference Sessions

  • A Mother’s Tears: From Grief to Activism
  • An Analysis of Research on Childhood and Adolescent Grief
  • Best Practices in Suicide Bereavement: A New National Report
  • Child-griever to First Lady: The Griefs of Lady Bird Johnson
  • Cultural Grief Factors and Access to Care: A Model of Community Support
  • Death, Dying and Bereavement: Multicultural Competence in Psychotherapy
  • Grief & Developmental Disabilities
  • How New Insights About the Brain Are Helping Us Understand Bereavement
  • Meaning-Centered Grief Therapy: Theory, Practice and Promise
  • Mindfulness and Grief: Techniques For Post-traumatic Growth
  • Old Meets New, East Meets West: The Fusion of Grief Experience and Ritualization Among Chinese
  • Teaching about Life and Living in Death and Dying Courses
  • The Boy Who Saved Thousands of Lives
  • The Internal Worlds of Grieving Families
  • We Don’t Know Death: 7 Assumptions We Make About Dying

Live Webinars

ADEC webinars are pre-approved for credit earned towards the CT or recertification.

  • Earn 1.5 continuing education credits for completing most webinars.
  • Member price: $35  • Nonmember price: $50
  • Add the recording to your purchase for an additional $20. Your registration fee includes one connection to the webinar, one set of materials and one evaluation for continuing education credits.
  • An unlimited number of people can listen in on the webinar with you and purchase additional continuing education credits for $25 each.

ADEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6726. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. ADEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. Submitted by Eileen Dahl.


Jack Hirose



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Added April 7, 2017