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Training at Your Agency through our External Training Program

Customized off-site training through our External Training Program

The HD Institute offers advanced education to those who work with children, youth and adults in a variety of mental health care professions. At the Institute, we offer a range of workshops and certificate courses that are available to clinicians, front-line workers, educators, and parents looking to expand their knowledge and acquire new skills. Last year, nearly 2,700 clinicians enrolled in professional development and other training programs offered by the Institute.

Our mission is to build knowledge and capacity in mental health

External training program:                                                            

We know the time and cost constraints involved in planning for staff learning, and development that's why we are here to help. If your organization has multiple staff with a specific training requirement, our external training program is a cost-effective and convenient option to have interactive, tailored training brought to your organization when it works best for you.

Benefits of our external training program:
  • Our facilitators will come to you
  • A cost-effective solution to train more staff at a flat rate
  • Your chosen workshop can be tailored to meet your learning and development needs
  • We are able to work within your timeframe


Our facilitators and staff are some of the top in their fields, and are ready to work with you to develop an interactive, tailored training that suits your specific organizational requirements all delivered at a convenient time and location for your staff.

Key areas of training:         

Many of the workshops listed in our academic calendars are available through our external training program. Workshops key areas include:   
  • Trauma & resiliency                                                                                                                    
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy                                                                                                      
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy                                                                                                              
  • Brief therapy                                                                                                                                  
  • Leadership & professional development                                                                            
  • Management training                                                                                                                  
  • Mindfulness                                                                                                                                    
  • Certificate courses and many more
To view our new Winter, Spring & Summer 2018 Academic Calendar click here.

If you are interested in learning more about our external training program, or to schedule a workshop, please contact:

Mary Anne Van Rooyen, Training Coordinator
Toll-Free: 1-855-944-HOPE (4673)
Local: 416-924-1164, ext. 3233

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