Every Mind Matters Newsletter
December 2021 Edition

From The Psychology Foundation of Canada

Another year in pandemic mode has posed many challenges, but there have been numerous opportunities for growth. Thanks to our vast network of supporters, we were able to ensure that children and youth had access to our crucial resilience-building programs during this critical time. We evolved in many ways by continuing to deliver our programs digitally, adding five new programs and resources and forging incredible provincial and community partnerships.

In this issue:
  • Take a look at our 2021 Year-in-Review video.
  • Watch our 17th Annual Breakfast for Champions.
  • Check out our 2020-2021 Impact Report .

And more!

Happy Holidays. All the best for a healthy and safe holiday and New Year.
Thanks to our growing network of supporters more children and youth are gaining key coping skills to last a lifetime!
17th Annual Breakfast for Champions: a success!
On November 30th we held our virtual Breakfast for Champions and it was a success! You can watch the recording of the event and hear Dr. Natasha Williams' keynote on using resilience beyond survival. Plus, see platinum-selling CCMA and Juno award winner Brett Kissel's performances. Thank you to our sponsors, donors and volunteers for your continued support.
2021 Year In Review:
see our enormous impact!
This past year, we impacted close to 230,000 children and youth with our resilience-building programs, trained over 3,200 child caring professionals on our programs, and added over 3,300 new community partners to our network. Check out our year in review video to see all that we have accomplished thanks to our generous supporters.
Learn about our accomplishments with our
By clicking on our Impact Report, you can find out how we were able to support and promote the mental well-being of children and youth this past year.
We are thrilled to welcome two new Trustees to our Board:
Dr. Nicole Racine and Dr. Masood Zangeneh
Dr. Zangeneh is a Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. He has a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of South Africa, Master of Education from Mount Saint Vincent University, and an Honours Bachelor of Science (Psychology) from the University of Toronto. He is the founder of the Journal of Concurrent Disorders, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction and is a consultant to numerous scientific journals and universities for interdisciplinary, multi-cultural research and development addressing mental health, addiction and resilience among marginalized populations. 
Dr. Racine is a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Calgary, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University with a predoctoral residency in Pediatric and Clinical Child Psychology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in 2016. She has been a registered and practicing psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists since April 2017. Her research and clinical interests as a child psychologist focus on maternal-child mental health, trauma informed care, and risk and resilience.
Check out our last Wellness Webinar of the year
Dr. Mary Motz hosted a webinar on Supporting Secure Attachment and Positive Parent-Child Relationships. This webinar provides an overview of the role of attachment in supporting positive parent-child relationships, outlines the patterns of early attachment, presents a framework for promoting secure attachment, and discusses specific strategies for attachment-based, positive parent-child relationships.
Please consider donating by year-end and receive your 2021 tax receipt
By donating, you can ensure children and youth continue to receive access to our psychology-based programs. To receive a tax receipt for this year, please consider donating here or text strongkids to 1 437 291 6601 by December 31st.
If you have already donated, thank you for your generosity.
We wish you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season
We hope that you are able to safely spend the holidays with families and friends. Here are some crafts ideas and a delicious hot chocolate recipe that are perfect activities for the family to do together. Happy Holidays!
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