DCO Discourse...

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

275 episodes of DCO Discourse... since the first episode, which aired on January 9th, 2019.

  • Episode 274: On National Volunteer Week

    April 15th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 20 secs
    volunteer appreciation, volunteerism

    This week is National Volunteer Week! Join Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, and talk about volunteer appreciation. The theme for 2024 is “Every Moment Matters” which aims to highlight the important contributions of volunteers in Canada. Our member centres and many other organizations rely on the support of volunteers. So thank you volunteers!

  • Episode 273: On Spring Cleaning and mental health

    April 6th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  22 mins 55 secs
    mental health, spring cleaning

    This week Caitlin Plant, Program Manager, and Katelyn Doyle, Marketing and Communications Manager, talk about using spring cleaning as a form of self-care. They pull from two articles, (linked below), and discuss their own challenges and thoughts on spring cleaning.

  • Episode 272: Archive Episode: On a 7th Grader's View of Gender Roles and Bodily Autonomy

    April 1st, 2024  |  Season 2  |  12 mins 23 secs
    body autonomy, gender roles

    In this archived episode, Caitlin sits down with her daughter, now a 7th grader, to gain her perspective once again on some current events. Together, they discuss gender roles, bodily autonomy, and the recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to overturn Roe v Wade making the criminalization of abortion a reality in some states. If you would like more information or potential tips for managing stress related to these events.

  • Episode 271: On Gender-based Violence

    March 25th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  23 mins 15 secs
    gender-based violence, women

    This week Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO and Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO are talking about gender-based violence in Canada, and how we can best support those calling about gender-based violence.

  • Episode 270: On Womanhood

    March 18th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  34 mins 12 secs
    international women's day, womanhood, women

    This week, Caitlin Plant, DCO Program Manager; Katelyn Doyle, DCO Communications and Marketing Manager; and Sabrina Popernitsch, a registered psychotherapist, have joined together to talk about their experiences with womanhood. They reflect on International Women's Day, motherhood, sisterhood, and their personal experiences with being a woman.

  • Episode 269: On Earth Hour

    March 11th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  18 mins 2 secs
    climate change, earth hour, environmentalism

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, is in conversation with DCO's Program Manager, Caitlin Plant about Earth Hour. This year, we are going lights out on Saturday Mar 23 from 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. According to EarthHour.org, “Last year, over 410,000 hours were given to our planet by supporters in over 190 countries and territories.” Let's do even better this year!

  • Episode 268: On Acting Intimacy Coordination Pt 2

    March 4th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  25 mins 48 secs
    consent, intimacy coordination

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, is in conversation with Rebecca Lashmar about intimacy coordination. Intimacy on stage can be a powerful tool for storytelling, but it also raises important questions about consent, boundaries, and safety. Rebecca Lashmar, is an actor, creator and intimacy professional.

  • Episode 267: On Acting Intimacy Coordination pt 1

    February 25th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  37 mins 42 secs

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, is in conversation with Rebecca Lashmar about intimacy coordination. Intimacy on stage can be a powerful tool for storytelling, but it also raises important questions about consent, boundaries, and safety. Rebecca Lashmar, is an actor, creator and intimacy professional.

  • Episode 266: On Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness

    February 19th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  24 mins 56 secs
    reproductive health, sexual

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager, and Caitlin Plant, Program Manager, talk about sexual and reproductive health awareness! Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Day falls on February 12th every year, which aims to educate individuals on sexual health issues and reduce the spread of STIs. Last week was also Sexual Health Week, running from February 12-16th. This year the message is “Sexual Health is for Everyone.”

  • Episode 265: Archived Episode - A Professional Approach to Report Writing for Clients

    February 12th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 27 secs
    call report, professionalism

    In this archived episode, we are revisiting a presentation by Lynn Brewin, Learning and Development Coordinator for Distress Centres Ontario, you will learn strategies to keep in mind when writing a call report. She will review the difference between subjective and objective writing and how to write without making judgmental statements. Quality report writing reflects your level of professionalism; it is testament of how well you perform as a call responder.

  • Episode 264: On Eating Disorders within the Black community

    February 4th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  14 mins 20 secs
    black communities, eating disorders

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at DCO, talks about eating disorders within the Black community. Using the National Eating Disorders Information Centre resources, she discusses the unique challenges faced by Black communities in regard to eating disorders. To access NEDIC's website, visit https://nedic.ca/. The resource used in today's podcast is linked here: https://nedic.ca/bipoc/

  • Episode 263: End of January Mental Health Check-in with Sabrina

    January 29th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 46 secs
    mental health check-in, new years resolutions

    This week Caitlin Plant, program manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Sabrina Popernitsch, a registered psychotherapist, ground us with an end-of-January mental health check-in. They also discuss revisiting New Years Resolutions and being gentle with ourselves if we aren’t meeting the goals we set out to complete.

  • Episode 262: On the “Winter Blues”

    January 22nd, 2024  |  Season 2  |  21 mins 12 secs
    post-holiday letdown, sad, winter blues

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO, talk about Post-holiday Letdown and the "Winter Blues". This is an excerpt from the Spirit of Volunteerism webinar, a webinar hosted every third Wednesday of the month for DCO members. If you'd like to learn more about anything discussed in the podcast, these articles are linked below:

  • Episode 261: On Parasocial Relationships

    January 15th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  29 mins 24 secs
    parasocial interactions, parasocial relationships

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at DCO, talk about parasocial relationships. Parasocial, as defined by Oxford Dictionary, is "Designating a relationship characterized by the one-sided, unreciprocated sense of intimacy felt by a viewer, fan, or follower for a well-known or prominent figure (typically a media celebrity), in which the follower or fan comes to feel (falsely) that they know the celebrity as a friend."

  • Episode 260: On How to Improve your sleep

    January 8th, 2024  |  Season 2  |  13 mins 45 secs
    improving sleep quality, sleep quality

    This week Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, talks about how we can improve our overall sleep quality.

  • Episode 259: On New Year's Resolutions

    January 1st, 2024  |  Season 2  |  20 mins 22 secs
    on new year's resolutions

    This week, Caitlin Plant, Program Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, and Katelyn Doyle, Communications and Marketing Manager at Distress and Crisis Ontario, have a conversation about New Year's resolutions, its history, the pressures of a resolution and how to reshape how you think of the New Year.