What is the Collaborative Learning College?
The Collaborative Learning College is a recovery college that offers non clinical-based education and training programs to people who have experience with mental health, substance use and/or addiction challenges, and who feel ready to set goals, gain skills and make social connections as part of their personal journey.
In keeping with an internationally adopted approach to recovery-oriented education, the courses offered at the Collaborative Learning College will be:
- co-created and co-led by people with experience of mental health, substance use and/or addiction challenges and/or social services use
- offered free of charge in the community, including CAMH
- adaptable to local needs and resources
- open to people who have personal experience with mental health, substance use and/or addiction challenges and/or social services use
Our vision for the Collaborative Learning College:
- Create an empowering space for students through co-creation, power-sharing and prioritizing the lived/living experience of people with mental health, substance use, addiction and service use histories.
- Offer a transformative opportunity for students to learn, collaborate with their peers and in many cases, become facilitators themselves. This will allow people to identify and develop their own strengths and confidence, while building skills, and a sense of hope and possibility.
- Foster engagement in the community through achieving goals that are meaningful to each student, which could include returning to school, be it college or university, finding or returning to work, or other self-defined goals.
Learn more about our upcoming courses and/or register at clc.camh.ca