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Helping you to help others
Facilitators are a vital part of the Living Life to the Full program who bring the course to their local community and share essential life skills to give people the skills to cope with life’s stresses. Living Life to the Full facilitators are community educators who are trained and certified to deliver the Living Life to the Full program.
Our training will teach you how to effectively present the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)-based skills to your own group courses. Whether you plan to run Living Life to the Full as a volunteer, with your organization or with your school, becoming a facilitator is a valuable way to lend your skills to help others.
Becoming a facilitator takes 4 easy steps
2-Day Facilitator Workshop
*In-person workshops are currently cancelled to ensure the safety of participants and staff, and to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Get more information below about the online version of the training.*
The Living Life to the Full training is a 15-hour intensive program that prepares future facilitators to deliver this fun, evidence-based mental health promotion course. The course provides opportunities to practice and participate while teaching you key methods.
Facilitators will receive:
- A Living Life to the Full Facilitator Training Kit, which includes booklets, handouts, posters, and other materials
- Access to Living Life to the Full materials
- Ongoing program evaluation
Participants are trained in small groups of 6-12 people by a Living Life to the Full Master Trainer.
The online training can be completed over 3 weeks. It requires you to dedicate a total of 15 hours (including 4 hours of virtual training on Zoom).
CAD $2,500 + tax*
(Reduced training fee of CAD $2,100 + tax for CMHA employees)
- Breakfast and lunch (except for online training)
- Facilitator training kit
- Certificate on completion of workshop
Could you become a Living Life to the Full Facilitator?
- Excellent communicator
- Positive attitude towards mental health
- Able to create supportive and cooperative group environments
- Experience in adult education
Most facilitators are Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) staff members or work for partner organizations with whom CMHA has already built a solid relationship. In certain circumstances, individuals working for organizations serving specific communities (older adults, youth, indigenous communities) are accepted into the program.
Current training opportunities
*Due to COVID-19, in-person training are cancelled but you can apply to join an online cohort.*
Online closed cohort (CMHA New Brunswick)
From January 18th (self-paced training & mandatory videoconference calls)
Online cohort (English)
From March 1st, 2021 to March 24th (self-paced training & mandatory videoconference calls)
Living Life to the Full is so important – it fits with our values and I think it’s a great program. It would be suitable for a wide spectrum of different organizations, as the lessons learned in the course can really be transferred into anything.Living Life to the Full Facilitator (trained June 2018)
Established facilitators (who have delivered at least one course) can increase their facilitator skills by attending additional course certifications:
Living Life to the Full for Youth (13-18) equips young adults with the skills they need to face challenges in life. The course includes fun activities and group challenges to help youth practice and develop their skills.
Youth Training Webinar
Cost: $450.00 + GST (5%)
Become a Youth course facilitator