Online Educational Speakers Forum

For more information:

Phone: 403-327-4305

See our Online Program Guide for technical details.

Learn ways to better support your loved one and yourself from experts in the field of schizophrenia. 

Our online educational speakers forum provides SSA family members and caregivers with the opportunity to hear doctors and other experts speak on important topics related to schizophrenia. 

Because the program is run online with the presenter on live video chat, you can attend from wherever you are as long as you have an internet connection.

Questions will be taken throughout the forum. You can participate through instant messaging, via microphone, or with full video chat. You're free to choose whatever format feels most comfortable to you.

Disability Tax Credit

Nicole Frandsen, from the Canada Revenue Agency Outreach Department, will share information on the Disability Tax Credit. Who is eligible? How do you claim the credit? What other programs does the credit open the door for? She will also answer any questions you might have.

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Educational Speaker: Nicole Frandsen

Nicole Frandsen is a Regional Outreach Officer for Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). She has been with the agency for over 8 years, and started her career in the Calgary Call Centre in Individual Income Tax Enquiries. Nicole has been a trainer, resource officer, and taxpayer meeting team member. She now travels around southern Alberta teaching people about the benefits, credits and tax deductions that are available to them from the CRA.

How to Communicate and Motivate Family Members with Schizophrenia

Session Outline: 

  •  An overview of my high-risk for psychosis research

  • The brain and schizophrenia  

  • Communication and schizophrenia

  • Understanding individuals when they are in a psychotic state

  • Motivation and schizophrenia

Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Educational Speaker: Dan Devoe

Dan Devoe is a PhD candidate with Dr. Jean Addington involved in a comprehensive research program in early psychosis that includes detection, prediction, and treatments. I believe that characterizing changes in transition rates and identifying youth with sub-threshold symptoms provides a translational research strategy for future treatments, and affords the opportunity to use prediction models to identify those patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment interventions.



Online Programming is funded by: