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Date(s) - February 27, 2023 - March 1, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Co-sponsors: Southern Ontario Training Group and the Brockville and District Association for Community Living

Content: This workshop will present a new way of understanding the lives of marginalized people. Social devaluation is presented as a crucial problem that leads to many wounding experiences for devalued people. Participants will learn about the impact of such experiences and some ways to address social devaluation, namely assisting marginalized people to gain socially valued roles. The concepts introduced in this workshop are part of Social Role Valorization (SRV), developed by Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger, a prominent thinker and leader in human services. This short training can be thought of as a parliamentary introduction to SRV theory.

Cost: $100

Who Should Attend?: The workshop is intended for the motivated learner who wants to learn how to support people who are devalued in our society to have better lives. This includes people who have experienced devaluation themselves, family members, friends, paid and unpaid supporters, advocates, teachers, board members, funders, policymakers, and other interested parties.
Come prepared to listen, take notes, frame and discuss your questions. Also, come prepared to think about the devalued people you know, their life experiences and the social roles they fill in life. This workshop is delivered via lecture, questions and discussion.

Participation Details:

  • The workshop material is presented sequentially and therefore, full attendance at each session is required.
  • Your experience and learning will be best if you join the workshop on a computer (tablets and phones do not show all participants.
  • To maximize learning, each participant should join on a separate computer.
  • Participants will need to use both video and microphone.

Space is limited, register today! To register, send the completed registration form and fees to: Joyce Molale at
For more information or to request a subsidy, please contact Erica Baker-Tinsley at

Addressing Devaluation February 2023 Registration Form