This past weekend, five members from the TWLOHA team flew up to chilly Toronto, Canada where we held our first ever international MOVE Community Conference! This was a really special event for us because it’s the start of something that is going to happen a lot this coming year: helping attendees feel more equipped to engage difficult topics and care for the members of their communities. It is always a privilege for our team to see people become more comfortable having conversations about the issues we deal with, and leaving an event encouraged and equipped to start the same discussions back home.
We shared stories, made some great new friends, learned from our Licensed Mental Health Counselor friends, Aaron and Michelle Moore, and drank a LOT of Tim Horton’s coffee. (For our American friends out there, think Dunkin Donuts, only in honor of a famous hockey player.)
Wish you could have made it to Toronto? It’s not too late to sign up for MOVE Orlando, January 8-9, 2009. It’ll be a tad warmer, and you’ll get a free ticket to Heavy and Light happening the evening of the 9th.