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Discussions on topics related to mental health, addictions, and life in Ontario, Canada. We aim to provide our listeners with tools and resources that will help them to improve their own mental health and wellness, as well as tools to help them support their family members, loved ones, and their communities at large. If you would like to provide feedback and/or request future topics, please use the following link: https://forms.gle/MhSNiyMm2c2xsiv8A. We regret to announce that the ONTX text and chat program will cease operations on November 30th, 2023. Text and chat services will remain available until that date, however, they will no longer be accessible starting December 1st, 2023. If you are seeking support alternatives, we encourage you to visit our website at www.dcontario.org/locations to locate your nearest Member centre, some of which provide their own text and/or chat support services. read less
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Episode 271: On Gender-based Violence
25-03-2024
Episode 271: On Gender-based Violence
This week Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO and Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO are talking about gender-based violence in Canada, and how we can best support those calling about gender-based violence. Resources mentioned in this weeks podcast can be found here: National support resources from the Canadian Women’s Foundation: https://canadianwomen.org/support-services/ Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, “#CallItFemicide: Understanding sex/gender-related killings of women and girls in Canada, 2018-2022”: https://femicideincanada.ca/callitfemicide2018-2022.pdf “Ontario-STANDS: Standing Together Against gender-based violence Now through Decisive actions, prevention, empowerment and Supports”: https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontario-stands-standing-together-against-gender-basedviolence-now-through-decisive-actions-prevention-empowerment-supports “Celebrating International Women’s Day” from Distress and Crisis Ontario’s blog: https://www.dcontario.org/celebrating-international-womens-day/ To connect with support related to this episode, or for anything else going on in your life, please visit www.dcontario.org/locations to find your nearest Member centre. Many of our Member centres operate 24/7. Thank you for listening and we hope you’ll join us again next week. If you would like to provide feedback on this episode, past episodes, or request future content, you can do so using the following link: https://forms.gle/o8yUPMss6wo8dP1X8.
Episode 268: On Acting Intimacy Coordination Pt 2
04-03-2024
Episode 268: On Acting Intimacy Coordination Pt 2
This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, is in conversation with Rebecca Lashmar about intimacy coordination. Intimacy on stage can be a powerful tool for storytelling, but it also raises important questions about consent, boundaries, and safety. Rebecca Lashmar, is an actor, creator and intimacy professional. After graduating with her BFA from The University of Windsor in 2019, she then went on to receive her graduate diploma in Arts Administration and Leadership from Queen’s University in 2020 which provided her with a “solid understanding of consent forward, human-centred practices and voices on and off stages and screens. It is crucial to create art that challenges the audience’s (and our own) assumptions and understanding of what intimacy is and what that means for our art.” She then went on to continue her academic research to receive an MA from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. To learn more about Rebecca and her practice visit: https://www.rebeccalashmar.com/ This is Part 2 of 2. To connect with support related to this episode, or for anything else going on in your life, please visit www.dcontario.org/locations to find your nearest Member centre. Many of our Member centres operate 24/7. Thank you for listening and we hope you’ll join us again next week. If you would like to provide feedback on this episode, past episodes, or request future content, you can do so using the following link: https://forms.gle/o8yUPMss6wo8dP1X8.
Episode 267: On Acting Intimacy Coordination pt 1
25-02-2024
Episode 267: On Acting Intimacy Coordination pt 1
This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, is in conversation with Rebecca Lashmar about intimacy coordination. Intimacy on stage can be a powerful tool for storytelling, but it also raises important questions about consent, boundaries, and safety. Rebecca Lashmar, is an actor, creator and intimacy professional. After graduating with her BFA from The University of Windsor in 2019, she then went on to receive her graduate diploma in Arts Administration and Leadership from Queen’s University in 2020 which provided her with a “solid understanding of consent forward, human-centred practices and voices on and off stages and screens. It is crucial to create art that challenges the audience’s (and our own) assumptions and understanding of what intimacy is and what that means for our art.” She then went on to continue her academic research to receive an MA from the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. To learn more about Rebecca and her practice visit: https://www.rebeccalashmar.com/ To connect with support related to this episode, or for anything else going on in your life, please visit www.dcontario.org/locations to find your nearest Member centre. Many of our Member centres operate 24/7. Thank you for listening and we hope you’ll join us again next week. If you would like to provide feedback on this episode, past episodes, or request future content, you can do so using the following link: https://forms.gle/o8yUPMss6wo8dP1X8.