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    If you’re located outside Alberta…

    The dates and locations of all Training for Trainers (T4T) sessions outside Alberta can be found on LivingWorks’ website. It is continually updated as more dates and locations are added.

    If you’re in Alberta and want to become a Trainer independently – not on behalf of an organization…

    Requirement: All Trainer candidates must have significant facilitation and training experience, a background in suicide and mental health issues, and have a current ASIST certificate.

    Currently we are not accepting applications for additional Community Trainers within Alberta.

    If you’re in Alberta and want to become a Trainer within your organization, or if you belong to an organization who would like to train one or more employees to become Trainers…

    Requirement: All Trainer candidates must have significant facilitation and training experience, a background in suicide and mental health issues, and have a current ASIST certificate.

    Process: Attend a 5-day Training for Trainers (T4T) in Calgary. Each new Trainer must facilitate 3 workshops within the year following the T4T (the first two workshops are mentored), and, following that, a minimum of 2 workshops per year.

    T4T cost
    $5000 per person, which includes the training, Trainer materials, and 2 mentorships.

    Cost per workshop
    Workshop fee: $1000
    Participants kits: $40 per person
    Trainer fee: $1000
    Note: ASIST requires two Trainers. If you have two Trainers, there will be no additional cost. If you only have one Trainer, the cost of an additional Trainer is $1000.

    Unless an organization plans to have workshops on a regular basis, it often isn’t cost-effective to have their own Trainer(s). When a participant attends an ASIST workshop, they receive a 3-year certificate which can be extended for another 2 years, prior to expiring, by attending a half-day TuneUp workshop. Therefore, participants only need to attend an ASIST workshop once every 5 years. It is often less expensive to host a workshop when needed at your organization ($4200 total based on 30 participants) or have employees attend a workshop outside of the organization in the community (approximately $250 per person, depending on location).

    For a T4T application, please contact Miriam Groot, Trainer Liaison, at [email protected]. To host a workshop, please contact Hilda de Boer, Workshops Coordinator, at [email protected].