Every Mind Matters Newsletter
August 2022 Edition

From The Psychology Foundation of Canada

Returning back to school is both an exciting and stressful time for children, teens, and parents. We are here to help with some resources and strategies on how to manage the stress of this year’s transition. 

In this issue:

  • Our 18th Annual Breakfast for Champions event is coming soon. Scroll down to view a message from one of our event partners and you are invited to join us December 1st
  • We are grateful to The Quinn Family Future Foundation, CIBC, CIBC Mellon, and CIBC Wood Gundy for their support. See how you can be part of our growing network of supporters below;
  • Check out the resources we put together to help with the transition back-to-school and join our Masterclass in Stress Management Workshop on August 30th for FREE here.

And more!
Don't Just Fly, Soar
Join Us Thursday December 1st 2022
We pride ourselves in developing and delivering evidence and psychology-based programs and resources that help children and youth build a solid foundation of mental health. Help us continue to deliver these programs to communities across Canada by supporting our 18th Annual Breakfast for Champions.
This year the theme is "Don't Just Fly Soar". Our goal is to inspire our guests and supporters with optimism and stories of resilience – we have all been through challenging times these past few years and it is time for us to be optimistic for the future. Join us as we hear from an RBC Olympian, YTV’s Host Spencer (YTV is Canada’s #1 TV station for youth) and leading clinical child psychologist Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell.
Don't miss the opportunity to participate and win one of the amazing prizes we will have in our Raffle. Stay tuned for the details!
Ready to join us?
Thank you to our Breakfast for Champions Sponsors for your support
and commitment to nurturing resilience in children and youth.
Leanne & George Lewis
The Hatanaka Family Foundation
Harriet Lewis
Dr. Mark Smith
Corporate Friend
Michael Ort
Ongoing Support 
 I want to support the 18th Annual Breakfast for Champions
Welcome to Our Supporters
We are thrilled to welcome back The Quinn Family Future Foundation. Thanks to their generous support we are expanding our much-needed Stress Busters program and providing more at-risk children with the ability to identify and manage their stress.  “We are impressed with the impact that Stress Busters has with children, and we are committed to making an even greater investment to ensure more kids benefit from this program.”  Francisca and Michael Quinn of The Quinn Family Future Foundation.

Welcome CIBC Mellon! We are grateful for your support, and we thank you for your commitment to promoting mental well-being in children and youth. “At CIBC Mellon we are committed to making a positive difference in our communities. We are thrilled to support the important work of Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada in helping children and youth build a strong foundation of mental health.” Muna Al-Joulani, Vice President, Human Resources and Chair, CIBC Mellon Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
Welcome back CIBC! We are thankful for your continued support. CIBC's long-time commitment has allowed us to substantially increase and create lifelong impact in communities and we look forward to growing our impact even more. “We recognize the significance of promoting mental health with youth and we are pleased to maintain support of the programs from Strong Minds Strong Kids.” Jaycee Cubos, Manager Corporate Giving

Thank you CIBC Wood Gundy for your support through your CIBC Miracle Day Foundation which has been going strong now for almost 40 years! We appreciate your longstanding commitment to improving the lives of millions of children and for including the important work of Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada.
Join Our Network of Supporters
Investing in us means investing in the mental health and well-being of children and youth. We strive to help kids across Canada thrive. Help us continue this important mission by supporting us through Canada Helps, Benevity, or simply grab your cellphone and text strongkids to 1 437 291 6601.
 Supporting the transition back-to-school 
First-ever Influencer Campaign to launch in Fall
This September we are launching a social media influencer campaign to raise awareness of our Zen Garden App and Resiliency Quiz, just in time for teens to build resilience as they head back to class. Back-to-School, like many transitions, is known to be a very stressful time for teens. 
And in light of the pandemic, teens heading to school this fall may be even more anxious about lagging behind academically or reconnecting with their friends. Be sure to follow our Instagram to see and share the campaign posts.
FREE Workshop August 30th: Masterclass in Stress Management
Though the Fall has always been a time of transition for students, this September brings with it new learnings and adjustments for some. In preparation for this transition, join our Masterclass in Stress Management Workshop on August 30th, 2022 12pm-1:30pm ET led by our Stress Management Expert, Anne Murray. Register for FREE here. Hurry limited spots available!
Other resources that will help you and your child manage
fears and worries as we move into the Fall
What's New
Congratulations Alexis Fabricius - the recipient of the Mary J. Wright Award. Alexis has been awarded with a $150 grant for Best Student Presentation at the Canadian Psychological Association's conference this past June.
When you invest in Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada you invest in a brighter future for our children and youth ensuring they have every opportunity to thrive.
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We want to hear from you: How can we best support you in nurturing resilience in the kids in your life? Please contact us with your feedback and suggestions
Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada
From The Psychology Foundation of Canada
Phone: 416 644 4944 Email: info@strongmindsstrongkids.org