The Working Mind First Responders: Facilitator Certification Training (Virtual)


Course session date(s): 
Monday, March 13, 2023 - 8:30am to Friday, March 17, 2023 - 4:30pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
3,250.00 CAD
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Course description

The Working Mind First Responders Facilitator Certification Training (TWMFR FCT) is a skills and competencies-based training designed to prepare selected candidates to meet the certification requirements to deliver The Working Mind First Responds (TWMFR) course in a virtual classroom setting.

Following the virtual FCT, and so certification for virtual facilitation, trainers will have the option to upskill to in-person delivery. This upskill is optional and complimentary.

TWMFR facilitators support the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC)’s efforts to change the attitudes and behaviours of Canadians towards mental health and play a vital role in equipping people to support the well-being of their families, friends, and community.

Designed by the MHCC in collaboration with Training & Delivery Specialists and an advisory group of Master Trainers, this blended training program features self-paced online components as well as facilitator-led virtual classrooms.

The goal of TWMFR FCT is to enable participants to:

  • Become familiar with the MHCC’s mandate and programs
  • Apply adult learning principles and facilitation strategies
  • Practice facilitating TWMFR course topics in a virtual classroom
  • Prepare to give/receive helpful feedback
  • Prepare to address the course administration and logistical requirements of TWMFR facilitators

Intended Audience

TWMFR FCT is intended for selected candidates who meet the minimum requirements for facilitating TWMFR courses. Those who are interested in participating in this program are required to go through a selection process which includes a written application and in some cases a short interview.

Minimum requirements:

To be eligible to participate in this program, candidates must demonstrate these minimum requirements:

  • Experience supporting mental health and well-being at work or in the community
  • Ability to lead group discussions for groups of 8 or more
  • Ability to facilitate a minimum number of courses on a yearly basis (as outlined in the “Facilitator Contract”) and a commitment to meeting this requirement.

Asset: Training/facilitation on topics related to mental health and/or substance use

Course specifications

Please note: Course time is in Central Daylight Time


Day 1

March 13, 2023

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT

Day 2

March 14, 2023

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT

Day 3

March 15, 2023

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT

Day 4

March 16, 2023

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT

Day 5

March 17, 2023

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM CDT

Post-Training Webinar

March 21, 2023

1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT


By registering for this training course, you accept and agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions below.

You must be at least 18 years of age to register for and attend a training course.

To attend this virtual training course (via Zoom), you must have access to a working camera, microphone and speakers or earphones.


Terms and conditions

 Download mhcc_-_virtual_courses_-_terms_and_conditions_4-22-20.pdf (100.68 KB)


Cancellation Policy

A fee of $500 is charged for cancellations received 4 weeks or more in advance of the course date. A fee of $1000 is charged for cancellations received less than 4 weeks in advance. If notice is received after the course date or the registrant does not show up for the course, no refund will be issued.


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