Every Mind Matters Newsletter
October 2022 Edition

From The Psychology Foundation of Canada

Fall is such a wonderful time of the year. The changing leaves gives us beautiful colourful scenery to admire each day. The colder air inspires a sense of freshness.   The shorter days prepare us for the winter to come. It is a magical time and a time that often symbolizes change. This year as we head into the last few months of 2022, we are looking forward to the new opportunities that will enable us to continue to promote mental well-being in children and youth.

In this issue:

  • Join us on Thursday December 1st as we return to in-person with our 18th Annual Breakfast for Champions;
  • See how support from Bell Let's Talk is enabling us to serve partnerships and communities that we have not been able to do in the past. Check out our new activation courtesy of Meridian giving families a fun way to learn about and raise money for our cause;
  • Learn about our first-ever Influencer Campaign and Instagram Live which is helping to promote our resources directly to youth.

And more!
Don't Just Fly, Soar. Join us on Thursday December 1st 2022
Our biggest fundraising campaign of the year is fast approaching. Don't miss the opportunity to join us at the Fairmont Royal York. RBC Olympian Bismark Boateng, YTV’s Spencer, and leading clinical child psychologist Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell will be sharing their stories and coping strategies to help us not just fly, but soar. 

Buy your tickets now!
You can win one of these amazing prizes
  • Two Economy Class tickets to anywhere Air Canada flies.
  • $500 gift card to Square One or Yorkdale shopping centres.
  • $200 gift card to Scaramouche restaurant.
  • One night stay at the Fairmont Royal York hotel in a Luxury room.
  • An autographed ball signed by Lourdes Gurriel Jr.
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
Margaret McCain
Harriet Lewis
Donald K. Johnson, O.C.
Dr. Robin Alter
Dr. Mark Smith
Corporate Friend
Dr. Kofi Len-Belfon

 Michael Ort
Ongoing Support
Design Sponsor
 I want to support the 18th Annual Breakfast for Champions
See the new opportunities from Bell Let’s Talk and Meridian!
We are thrilled to announce that Bell Let's Talk has chosen us as one of the recipients of their Community Fund. With their support we will reach 240 child serving professionals, mentors, and parents from Big Brothers Big Sisters Colchester in Nova Scotia, Kawartha Lakes - Haliburton in Ontario, and Windsor Essex in Ontario through our Kids Have Stress Too!, Stress Lessons programs and Stress Busters Activity Book.
We are thankful to Meridian for choosing us to participate in their Health for Wealth Activation during Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. The Activation encouraged participants to hop on a stationary bicycle for a short race to raise money for their favorite charity. We raised more than $5,000 that will help us to reach more kids and youth with our programs.
More French-speaking youth are benefitting from our programs
Thanks to RBC Foundation, we have reached to 437 French speaking educators and youth-serving professionals from École secondaire du Sommet CSAP-NÉ, École secondaire du Sommet, École Sainte-Anne, among others. They are now ready to implement our Leçons sur le stress program with French-speaking youth.
"Je vuex te remercier pour notre belle formation vendredi passée. Très à point dans ces temps-ci!" Natalie Losier Participant. E À LA FORMATION LEÇONS SUR LE STRESS.
First-ever Instagram Live and Influencer Campaign
Back in September we launched our first-ever social media influencer campaign to raise awareness of our Zen Garden App and Resiliency Quiz. Since this launch, three influencers, Nicolina Bozzo, Caleon Twins and Andrew Neves Maciel have been promoting our two resources.
As part of this campaign, Nicolina Bozzo hosted our first-ever Instagram Live where she performed a special song followed by a Q&A in support of promoting mental well-being in youth across Canada.
Our first in-person training and more!
Listen to Anne Lovegrove, our President, and Executive Director, on Kelly and Company, and Allison Dore.
Congratulations Ashley for being the recipient of our Judy Hills Internship Award - Fall 2022 Term. This is a paid internship for undergraduate students majoring in psychology. We look forward to working with you!
Our first in-person training in over two years, took place on August 25th with the Alberta Home Visitation Network Association. We are also conducting a 3-day in-person training in Moose Factory, Ontario at the end of October with members of the Cree Indigenous community. For more information on our in-person training opportunities contact us.
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