As we take a moment to pause, reflect and remember the strides the Resident Wellness Office has made many in 2022, we are proud of resources we have offered, the lessons we have learned, and the projects we have worked towards. We can’t wait to see what the new year holds.
In 2022, we started to offer a service in collaboration from Elder Jean Wasegijig who has been offering Elder Support, Counselling through an Indigenous perspective and Elder Teachings. Through the RWO, Elder Jean has provided in person and virtual services. Elder Jean’s counselling services are available to any residents including Indigenous and non-Indigenous folks. We are looking forward to continuing to offer this service in 2023 and encourage curious residents to inquire here!
Our Peer Support Program which started as a pilot project in 2021 continued full swing in 2022. The RWO was even lucky to invite Dr. Jo Shapiro from Harvard to DHCC to have an intimate dinner and training refresher with some of our peer supporters. The event was a great success and a fantastic way to reinvigorate the Peer Support Program moving forward into the new year. We look forward to getting any future residents seeking support connected to a supporter through our program. Request Peer Support here!
An exciting learning opportunity this past fall was for several of our counsellors who were lucky to attend the ICRE conference in October hosted in Montreal. The weekend was filled with talks, workshops and discussions regarding residency education, advancements in medicine and pondering the theme “Together Again” with a focus on community. We are hopeful to attend the upcoming ICRE in 2023.
The RWO has continued to offer both individual and couples counselling, in person and virtual workshops, site visits and Ice Cream Rounds to our various distributed sites throughout the year. We look forward to what the future holds for our office!