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We are change agents who are passionate about resilient communities and building community connections. If you are interested in organizing an education session on topics related to mental health and substance use, please contact us.

It is common for youth to have many new experiences as they age, including trying out substances such as alcohol or cannabis. With their minds and bodies still developing, substance use may lead to or affect physical or mental health. It is important to talk openly about substance use with your child starting at an early age. This session will provide you with tools and resources to have meaningful conversations with the children and youth in your life.

Across Canada, e-cigarette use, also known as vaping, is reaching new heights amongst teenagers. This presentation will focus on common devices used for vaping, substances vaped such as nicotine and cannabis, and the health risks associated with vaping. We will present on how to engage in challenging conversations with your young person regarding vaping.  

It is normal for children and youth to experience various types of emotional distress as they develop and mature. To promote positive mental health, it is important to be aware of mental illnesses, recognize signs, engaging in meaningful conversations, and support a balanced life. This presentation will support you in gaining a greater understanding of mental health and reflect on how you can support the young people in your life.

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns affecting children and families across the lifespan. Parents and schools play an essential role in helping children manage their anxiety. This session will explore what anxiety and stress are, how to recognize it, and how to support resilience.

In Canada, video gaming is a billion-dollar industry that is widely accessible to virtually everyone. This session will look at the prevalence of video gaming among genders and age groups, the impact it may have on major life areas, and strategies to encourage a more balanced approach.

D-Stress is an interactive workshop that focuses on stress and how we can recognize when it becomes a problem for our health. Participants will learn ways to identify and manage stress through this free online workshop and come away with a personal stress reduction action plan, which may include stress management techniques.