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Please note that these training and workshops are currently only available to Daily Bread member agencies. Unless noted in the description, trainings are held at Daily Bread Food Bank.

One of Daily Bread’s main goals is to support our member agencies in providing healthy food in safe, welcoming and dignified environments. To meet this goal, Daily Bread has expanded its training curriculum to include new training and development opportunities for member agencies. We will be updating this page as new training becomes available so visit often!

To view the full training schedule, click here: Training Centre Calendar


Safe Food Handling Training

clock-cal Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. registertraining

This workshop provides food handlers with safe food handling practices to prevent food-borne illness. It has been designed to meet all of the recommended requirements of the Canadian Food Retail and Food services Code and Regulations. Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will receive a Safe Food Handling Certification that is valid for five years.

Cost: Member agencies can send two people for free each year. Additional individuals: $40 per person.


Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) – Two-Day Workshop

clock-cal Tuesday, January 10, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. registertraining

This two-day training will provide you with the skills and strategies to be able to respond calmly and effectively in crisis situations. DSC_0140Learn to recognize early warning signs that a crisis may be developing as well as how to prevent or de-escalate aggressive behaviour and communicate respectfully and with concern. Physical component: Participants will also learn Personal Safety Techniques designed to provide the best care, welfare, safety and security for all persons involved in a crisis.

There is a written test for this course that participants must pass in order to achieve certification. Certification is good for one year.

Cost: $30. Includes workbook and certification


Anti-Oppression 101

clock-cal Thursday, January 12, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. registertraining

This workshop aspires to begin a conversation about how and why people in society are treated differently, and how we interact with each other because of these experiences. Drawing on our real lives, we will collectively and critically examine how our histories, class, age, race, gender, sexuality, health status, and other factors affect ourselves and our programs. With this in mind, we will come up with practical ways of supporting our clients and each other in respectful, inclusive and empowering ways. This workshop will be conducted in a ‘Popular Education’ style.

Cost: $10


Trauma Informed Care – Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Refresher

clock-cal Wednesday, February 15, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. registertraining

This 2-day Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Refresher course will help participants and organizations who support persons who have been impacted by psychological trauma, such as persons with mental health concerns, a history of substance use, and refugees. The course applies concepts prevalent within the literature specific to the impact of trauma and related best practice.

Cost: $30


Running on Empty: Compassion Fatigue, Secondary & Vicarious Trauma and Burnout

clock-cal Wednesday, January 18, 2017 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. registertraining

Some of us hear difficult stories daily and are frequently exposed to traumatic details through our work.  We are not always able to help everyone who comes to us for help – the demand often outweighs what we can offer.  Have you felt the impact of this work on your own emotional well-being or on your personal life?

This evidence-based, highly interactive session, incorporates a combination of solo, small group and whole group activities.  Throughout the day, participants work through a personalized strategic plan that serves as a practical tool for dealing with the effects of their own compassion fatigue. Participants will learn practical strategies for identifying and dealing with the costs of caring.

Cost: $10


Interested in finding out more about Daily Bread’s Training Centre? Are you a Daily Bread member agency and would like to tell us what kind of training your agency would like to see? Want to discuss group team training opportunities or partner with us to provide training to our member agencies on other subjects? Please email Carolyn Bierma, Manager of Training and Development.