Cooperation was the Key
This time, working with so many different groups, individuals, and institutions was the challenge to overcome. Even though our Gary Gibson had left the board of directors he stayed on as event coordinator, and thank the Gods for that. While we had hoped this time we would not have as many Covid restrictions, the event was set up to be held at the CAMH, and that is a hospital... so in the end we faced some new, challenging restrictions. At the top of that list was in-house - at the CAMH presentation hall - we were restricted to having only 10 people in on the grounds. But again, Gary Gibson found a way to pull it off. Thanks Again.
We are so grateful for our keynote speaker Ainslie Heasman and who gave us our workshop title and theme, "Talking for Change". I encourage everyone to visit: Talking for Change website. Her presentations were extremely poigneant and ASAP agrees with the idea that now is the time to begin a serious discussion about the role non-offending pedophiles can play in the true provention of childhood sexual abuse.
Amongst our illustrious line up, noted expert Dr. James Cantor gave us both a presentation and an Q & A session later in the day. We thank him and all our speakers this time for their generous assistance in furthering ASAP's, and the non-offending community, goals to educate the therapeutic community. It is why we hold these workshops.
ASAP is pleased also to thank some 20 non-offending pedophiles/MAPs that were in attendance, either on-site or on-line. A prominent feature of all ASAP workshops is we provide a forum where professionals can meet actual NOMAPs in person
Canada and its therapeutic community are all great allies