Person-Centred Essentials





















What is Person-Centred Essentials?

This session is intended for staff who support people experiencing disability


Person-centred Essentials is an interactive training profiling a variety of creative tools and techniques used in the Disability Service sector. It will provide Learners with practical skills to implement person-centred services for the people they support. Learners will improve their ability to deliver personalized support in their daily work through the discovery of what is important to a person, the way they communicate and make decisions, and how to best support them.

Upon completion of this training, Learners will have a stronger understanding of:

  • The principles of person-centred thinking.
  • The components of a person-centred culture.
  • Their role in supporting a person-centred culture.
  • What is meant by person-centred services.
  • The skills, tools, and techniques to implement person-centred services.

As a requirement of CLSD COMPASS funding, SARC must report on training satisfaction rates. As a result, we ask that all Learners complete individual program evaluations immediately upon finishing any training, as well as within 3-4 months of completion. Your feedback will also be used to ensure that SARC continues to provide the best training possible.


  • Virtual: March 17, 2021

For COMPASS Eligible Organizations:

Each COMPASS eligible organizations is able to send two staff to this training. If more space opens, organizations will be contacted and may be able to send additional staff. Please contact us to be put on a wait list.

Pricing for Person-Centred Essentials is as follows:

  • SARC Members - $198
  • Other Organizations - $219.00 + GST

SARC Regular and Associate Members, and Affiliate Members with CLSD funding: Please register for this program using the Register through COMPASS button. You must enter your promo/coupon code upon checkout.

For COMPASS Eligible Organizations:

Each COMPASS eligible organizations is able to send two staff to this training.

If more space opens, organizations will be contacted and may be able to send additional staff.


Lori Morphy, Trainer/Resource Developer with SARC

Lori Morphy has more than 15 years of experience in the Disability Service sector in a variety of roles, including involvement in disability sports and adapted physical activity programs, work as a Direct Support Professional, assistant coordinator with Disability Support Services at the University of Alberta, and coordinator for mentorship and employment programs for youth experiencing disability. 

Lori holds a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Master of Arts in Physical Education, both specializing in physical activity for people experiencing disability.  She has taught post-secondary courses in adapted physical activity, health education, human growth and development, and therapeutic activities through the University of Alberta and Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Lori joined SARC in 2018 as a Trainer and Resource Developer.  In 2019 she received TLR and PART Instructor certification from the Saskatchewan Association for Safe Workplaces in Health. In 2020 she completed training as an NTG Affiliate Provincial Trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices – Canada (NTG-Canada).  She brings energy, enthusiasm, and an interactive approach to all programs that she facilitates, and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge with others.  Lori has also contributed to the development of several of SARC’s training programs and resources.

Lori has a keen interest in person-centred practice.  Her master’s research focused on the experience of choice for adults experiencing disability. She continues to build her knowledge in person-centred work, and recently completed training in Person-centred Thinking, Personalization of Care and Support Plans, and Person-centred Risk through Helen Sanderson and Associates. She applies this knowledge as a facilitator for SARC’s Person-centred Essentials training.

Lori and her husband have two young children, and she enjoys spending her time being active in gymnastics and many outdoor activities.  She is an active community member, working as a gymnastics coach for athletes experiencing disability, rhythmic gymnastics coach, and volunteering for various community events. 

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  • “The instructor did a great job facilitating this course, it was engaging and interesting. I look forward to more learning opportunities with her in the future.”

    Person-centred Essentials Attendee
  • “I am new to working with people who have disabilities, so everything was very helpful for me. The training was relevant and realistic.”

    Person-centred Essentials Attendee
  • “I really liked the section around using person-centered language as it aligns really well with my own personal philosophies and enhances my awareness around how we speak to or about our participants, coworkers etc.”

    Person-centred Essentials Attendee