BE A BIGGER YOU

Humans are deeply social by nature. Drawing on scores of psychological and sociological studies, many researchers are asserting that living a life steeped in face-to-face contact and physical proximity with others is the key to health, while isolation and loneliness is a risk to both physical and mental health. These are powerful sentiments that validate [...]
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A PROFOUND IMPACT

Most Canadians watch the daily news and think, “how can I help?”. Most Canadians want to be part of the solution, but we are often discouraged by the complexity of the problems. Families across Canada are living with complex challenges stemming from systemic injustice and structural inequality. This can make us pause and doubt that [...]
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Children’s Mental Health Can Be Protected

As the 3rd wave sweeps across Canada, many young people are again sent home from school and isolated from teachers, friends and family. Researchers and doctors are voicing their concerns that these changes in routine and social access will have long-term negative impacts on children’s mental and physical health. Despite shutdowns and health regulations, Big [...]
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Report Shows That Youth Need Us More Than Ever

Over 1000 Canadian youth (15-30) were surveyed by Abacus Data and the findings give us insight into how youth are experiencing this pandemic. The report tell us that: Younger youth feel angry and disappointed while older youth are feeling helpless and despaired Many youth report feeling less joy or optimism than pre-pandemic Many report that [...]
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Mentors Can Ignite the Power and Potential of Youth

We recently took part in @mediaplanetCA's Youth Wellness & Empowerment campaign in order to educate on the importance of mentoring in a young person's life. To read the full article, click here Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives, but with the support of mentors, youth [...]
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