Recipes for Change

A Nourish Partner Workshop Series



Part One: Friday, April 1, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Part Two: Friday, April 8, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Part Three: Friday, April 22, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Part Four: Friday, April 29, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
Part Five: Friday, May 6, 2022 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST (Optional)


Hosted via Zoom. Participants will be able to attend online or call in over the phone.

Course Description

This series, led by Nourish staff, will provide clarity around what each level of government is responsible for, and how we can influence those levels of government, as well as other decision-makers in our communities. The four discussion-based sessions will use case studies to illustrate how change is made around various issues, from generating public will to influencing practices and policies. At the end of the series, participants will have a sense of how they can work together to create the change they want to see, with specific attention to the current opioid crisis.


Who Does What: We will start by going over the responsibilities of each level of government and how they intersect with our daily lives. This will conclude with an activity where participants will have the opportunity to envision the community they want to live in.

Changing Minds: In this session, we will use examples of changes made at the municipal level to discuss the ways you can interact with local elected representatives, including making delegations to City Council and writing letters to Councillors. This will also involve discussion of how to address stigma, as well as build awareness and public will around issues.

Working Together: This session will focus on campaigns that address issues at the provincial level and will explore the strategy of developing strong collaboratives. There will also be a discussion around the ingredients of a movement for change, beginning with ideas generated by the participants themselves.

Effective Strategizing: Finally, we will move on to the national movements that have made changes at the federal level, and end with brainstorming approaches most relevant to the work participants hope to do.


  • Subsidized Ticket for Peterborough Panel Members: FREE*
  • Early Bird Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $59.00**
  • Regular Ticket for Peterborough-Based Participants: $79.00**
  • Regular Ticket for Participants Outside of Peterborough: $99.00**

*This ticket type is for people in Peterborough City and County who are utilizing their lived experience through employment or an advisory panel informing the work of an agency or sector.
**Plus Eventbrite’s fee.


How many people can attend?
Registration for this workshop series has been capped at 35 participants.

What is a partner workshop series?
This refers to a workshop series that is being put on by another organization or individual with the support of A Question of Care.

Do I need to attend all of the sessions?
Ideally, you will be able to attend all of the sessions. Attendees will receive certificates of attendance for participating in a minimum of 3/4 sessions and filling out a post-course evaluation.

Will these sessions be recorded?
No, these sessions will not be recorded in order to maintain the privacy of participants. The session slides, however, will be sent out.

What is your refund policy?
We can offer refunds up to seven days before the first session. Eventbrite’s fee is nonrefundable. After this period, we can accept substitutions. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.

Who can I contact with further questions?
If you have an accessibility request or any other questions, please contact the QoC Project Lead at or 705-927-3448.

The cost of this workshop series has been subsidized by the Mobile Support Overdose Resource Team (MSORT). Bursaries are available upon request.