Meet the Chair
CoP Committee Chair
Dean is a Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor (CCAC) from London, ON. He currently wears many hats in the addiction and recovery communities including, being a Private Practice Counsellor, MAP Service Provider, Consultant, and NRT Practitioner. His experience includes withdrawal management, residential treatment, peer support, private care, and several volunteering ventures. His dedication to the field is reflected in the multiple committees, programs, and community events he attends. In addition, Dean uses his lived experience to be an advocate for addiction recovery and the removal of stigma through public speaking and educational workshops.
What is a Community of Practice?
A Community of Practice (CoP) is defined as: “A group of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.”1 CoP’s are usually informal, self-organising, and span across departments with members distributed throughout an organisation.
To that end, the purpose of this Solo Practitioners’ Community of Practice is to create a structure that allows our members to promote best practice and build common capability in the provision of quality supports to persons with substance dependency and/or those affected by such behaviours.
If you’re interested in volunteering on the committee, please fill out our Committee Sign Up form
Gagandeep Singh Khurme
Laurie B Marple