Help for Tenants Who Hoard: Balancing Righs and Safety

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Friday, June 1, 2012


8:30 – 9:00 am     Registration & Coffee

9:00 – 9:15 am     Welcome & Introductions – Anthony Levitt & Cheryl Perera

9:15 – 10:45 am   Morning Session Part 1 – Dr. Peggy Richter

Psychiatrist, Director, Clinic for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder & Related

Disorders, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

10:45 -11:00 am  Refreshment Break

11:00 – Noon       Morning Session Part 2 – Catherine Chater

Occupational Therapist, VHA Home HealthCare Toronto

Noon – 1:00 pm   Buffet Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 pm     Case Study – Personal Account of Hoarding

1:30- 2:45 pm    Panel Discussion

Jim Stoops, Division Chief, Fire Prevention and Public Education, Toronto Fire Services;
EMS Representative & Anita Barnes, Community Legal Worker, Neighbourhood Legal Aid Clinic and Member of Toronto Hoarding Coalition

2:45 – 3:00 pm   Stretch Break

3:00 – 3:30 pm   Ethical Perspectives – Bob Parke, Bioethicist, Humber River Regional Hospital

3:30 – 4:00 pm   Closing Session – Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission

4:00 – 4:15 pm   Wrap-up & Evaluation

Help for Tenants Who Hoard:
Balancing Righs and Safety

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Friday, June 1, 2012

Registration Form






Diet: Regular                         Vegetarian                      


Cheque payable to SHSC a/c 724579318

for $95 per person

Mail registration form and cheque to:

Malak Sidky

192 Silverado Trail

Woodbridge, ON

L4H 2N7


Receipts and Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the workshop
Workshop Location:

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

2075 Bayview Avenue

McLaughlin Auditorium (E-wing, ground floor)

Tel: 416-480-6100


Go to this link for details on location and directions:

Parking Instructions:

A group rate of $15 has been negotiated with the Parking Administration. Upon arrival at Sunnybrook, simply park your car. A voucher will be provided to you in the auditorium which you will show to the parking attendant on the way out.

For any enquiries regarding the workshop, please contact:

Malak Sidky, Event Planner

Phone: 416-459-0266



Help for Tenants Who Hoard: Balancing Rights and Safety

This educational forum is for community legal workers, housing workers and community health workers to help them better understand the complexities of hoarding situations.

Date: February 15, 2011

Client: West Park Healthcare Centre: Seniors Mental Health Service

Speakers: Anne Marie Malek, President & CEO West Park Healthcare Centre Bob Parke, Bioethicist
Dr. Peggy Richter, Psychiatrist
Catherine Chater, Occupational Therapist
Dennis Bailey, Lawyer
Anita Barnes, Community Legal Worker
Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner

Location: West Park Healthcare Centre, Toronto, Ontario


Navigating Difficult Conversations

Join us for the opportunity to get intimate and interactive. Claudia Ferryman will discuss strategies and techniques for navigating difficult conversations and show how dialogue is a framework for motivating staff and enhancing performance for organizational effectiveness. Dr. Kernaghan will highlight the positive experience St. Joseph’s Health Care and LHSC has encountered with Crucial Conversations® training and the success attributable to that training.

Date: December 3, 2009

Client: Canadian College of Health Service Executives

Speakers: Claudia Ferryman & Dr. Gillian Kernaghan

Location: University Club – 380 University Ave


Healthcare Coaches’ Corner The Ultimate Networking Event

Healthcare Coaches’ Corner: The Ultimate Networking Event

Take your leadership to the next level! Greet & meet with leaders from across Canada in an intimate hospitality setting.  Hear their stories, ask your questions and receive “pearls of leadership wisdom” to guide you for your future in healthcare.

Esteemed leaders of Health Regions, Hospitals, Private Sector and Community Organizations spanning from the West Coast to the East Coast will be waiting for you to offer leadership coaching in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Date: June 11

Client: Prism Partners

Speakers: Health Regions, Hospitals, Private Sector and Community Organizations spanning from the West Coast to the East Coast


The Leadership Café

Stimulating Conversations about Leadership Questions that Matter.

  •  An intimate morning of engaged interactions with your peers, inner exploration, fun activities and enlightenment.
  •  Learn how to work better with others towards creative solutions to tough problems.
  •  Live piano, fresh flowers, candle-lit tables, and 3.5 Category I credits.

Date: May 1, 2008

Client: CCHSE-GTA Chapter

Speakers: Program facilitated by Radha Lion, MBA, M.Ed, Director

Location: The Boulevard Club – 1491 Lake Shore Blvd. W.


Mental Health

Reduce the stress of coping with a loved one’s mental health issue.

Join us – online or by phone – to learn about:

  •  Setting boundaries
  •  Coping strategies
  •  Self-care
  •  Links to resources

Date: November 3, 2014

Client: VHA Home HealthCare

Speakers: Megan Cramer, SSW, Family Support Worker and

Christine Cooper, Executive Director Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME)

Location: Webinar/Telephone


Hoarding: New Approaches to Community Management

  •  Learn the latest on supportive intervention strategies
  •  Discover how a partnership with property managers, service providers, and clients led to successful outcomes in Boston with Jessie Edsell-Vetter, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership 
  •  Learn new skills in assessment, readiness and clutter support
  •  Gain more insight on animal hoarding

Date: October 20, 2016

Client: VHA Home HealthCare, City of Toronto & Sunnybrook: Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre

Speakers: Alda Melo, Occupational Therapist

Dr. Peggy Richter, Head, Frederick W. Thompson

Jesse Edsell-Vetter, Hoarding Intervention Coordinator

Dr. Linda Jacobson, DVM , Deputy Director of Shelter Medicine, Toronto Humane Society

Cheryl Perera, Director of New Ventures & Community Programs, VHA Home HealthCare

Location: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre