Lupus Canada is happy to announce our 2021 Advocacy program. This program will consist of an informative and interactive series of webinars for all Canadians impacted by lupus. Each month we will offer a new topic. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin to learn more about our upcoming webinars.
Mental Health and Lupus
Please join us on Thursday, April 29th at 7:00pm EST for our third Advocacy Webinar – Mental Health and Lupus. Janice LeBlanc, a Registered Psychotherapist will address topics such as ‘How lupus can impact mental health’, ‘What help and/or programs are available’, ‘How would a lupus patient advocate for themselves or a loved one living with lupus to ensure to get the help they require’ and ‘Coping strategies – how to help yourself’. Please stay tuned for the registration link.
Janice has over 20 years of clinical experience working with those who have experienced childhood trauma and abuse, motor vehicle accidents and domestic violence, as well as individuals who experience mental health challenges such as PTSD, depression and anxiety. Currently in private practice, she provides ongoing support to first responders and their families. She has extensive experience working with individuals with Special Needs such as ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Janice has specialized training in Art Therapy, EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy and is a national speaker on self care for professionals, anxiety in children and youth and coping with chronic illness. She works with all walks of life including children, youth, adults and seniors, and is also a retired Secondary School Educator.
Managing Your Finances
The ‘Managing Your Finances While Living With Lupus’ webinar took place on March 18th. Our guest speaker, Vikas Tiwari who is Lupus Canada’s Treasurer, is an experienced Wealth Management professional and currently manages an independent wealth advisory practice with clients based throughout North America. He established his educational foundations with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and advanced them through earning the Chartered Investment Manager (CIM) designation. For a copy of the Financial Management Toolkit mentioned by Vikas in his presentation, please click here. A video recording of the webinar is available below for viewing.
The ‘Advocacy 101’ webinar took place on February 18th. Our guest speaker, Thomas Simpson who is the Chair of Lupus Canada’s Advocacy Committee, discussed what is advocacy and how to become a successful self-advocate. For a copy of Thomas’ presentation, please click here. A video recording of the webinar is available below for viewing.