Friday, August 16

City Hall Council Chambers
  • Welcome
  • Land acknowledgment
  • Song, “I Need Angels” by Midnight Shine from Attawapiskat
  • Punk Rock Mental Health: Cypher Series film – 5 minutes
  • What Mental Health Needs
  • Community Fair Acknowledgements
  • YMHC survey results video: 8.08 minutes
  • YMHC Compassionate Cards & Service video: 2.32 minutes
  • YMHC resources video: 3.40 minute

In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students’ lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.” 2019

There is no letting go when you have a sick child. But the journey from illness onset to getting effective treatment and on to recovery (for the fortunate) — and the tribulations along the way — is different when the illness is a serious mental disorder‎.” This film is a true story based on the family of Randi Silverman. 2016

Preparing for a Successful School Year

Interactive Activities

  • Wellness Tree
  • Wellness Wings
  • Wellness Walk
  • Community Connections
  • Youth Voices
  • Mental Health Pledge
  • Self-Care Toolkit
  • Compassion

DIY Self-Care Demonstrations

  • Lip Scrub
  • Slime
  • Stress Balls
  • Calm Jars

Meeting Room #4

11:00 – 11:50 Sexual Health

Native Child and Family Services

12:00 – 12:55 Human Trafficking

Victim Services of Durham Region

1:00 – 2:15 Community Healing Project

City of Toronto

2:30 – 3:30 Crisis Response

City of Toronto

3:45 – 4:45 Mental Health Promotion

Public Health Department

5:00 – 6:00 Hope + Me: Understanding Mood Disorders

Hope + Me/Mood Disorders Association

Information Tables

  • Planned Parenthood of Toronto
  • Tropicana Community
  • Sparx Studio
  • Autism Ontario
  • UforChange
  • Youth Assisting Youth
  • Centennial College
  • Mood Disorders Association
  • Carry Me Sensory
  • Egale Youth Services
  • We Can Win
  • Full Circle ATC
  • Covenant House
  • Straight Up Health
  • Now Bloom
  • Native
  • Child and Family Services

Saturday, August 17

George Brown College Waterfront Campus

51 Dockside Drive, beside Sugar Beach

  • Join Dione inside GBC for an energizing dance work-out or Angie by the lakeside for a morning yoga routine
  • Mental Wellness Information Search Warm-Up with prizes, Auditorium
  • Opening Ceremonies with Sheryl Boswell, YMHC, and Asante Haughton
  • Land acknowledgment with Jenna Robar, WE MATTER
  • Song, “I Need Angels” by Midnight Shine from Attawapiskat
  • Punk Rock Mental Health: Cypher Series film – 5 minutes
  • What Mental Health Needs
  • Community Fair Acknowledgements
  • Door Prizes (during screening of “The Grizzlies”)
  • YMHC Hero Awards
  • YMHC survey results video: 8 minutes
  • YMHC Compassionate Cards & Service video: 2 minutes
  • YMHC resources video: 2 minutes

There is no letting go when you have a sick child. But the journey from illness onset to getting effective treatment and on to recovery (for the fortunate) — and the tribulations along the way — is different when the illness is a serious mental disorder‎.” This film is a true story based on the family of Randi Silverman.

In a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America, a group of Inuit students’ lives are transformed when they are introduced to the sport of lacrosse.” 2019

Workshops

12 noon – 1:00

Classroom #1 LGBTQ Issues, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention, Rita Olink, TG Innerselves, Sudbury
Classroom #2 Dr. Allan

Anxiety Disorders

Classroom #3 Mental Health and the Legal Profession

Orlando DaSilva

Classroom #4 Child and Youth Mental Health Issues in Ontario

Irwin Elman

Classroom #5 Stories of Strength: Indigenous Youth

WE MATTER

Classroom #6 Eating Disorders 101,

National Eating Disorders Information Centre

Classroom #7 Youth Suicide Education, Intervention and Prevention

Edify Centre

Classroom #8 Mindful Eating and Your Mental Health

Edify Centre

Classroom #9 The Benefits of Physical Activity on Mental Health with a focus on boxing

Edify Centre

Classroom #10 When Anxiety Drives the Bus:  What Your Child’s Anxiety Feels Like & How You Can Help,

Angie Davis, Zen Muskoka

1:00 – 2:00

Classroom #1 LGBTQ Issues, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Rita Olink, TG Innerselves, Sudbury

Classroom #2 Dr. Allan

The Importance of a Comprehensive Psych-Ed Assessment

 

Classroom #3 Stories of Strength: Mental Health Advocacy

Orlando DaSilva

Classroom #4 My Life as a Provincial Advocate: Lessons

Irwin Elman

Classroom #5 Stories of Strength: Youth Speak

YouthSpeak: a Youth-led interactive workshop

Classroom #6 Eating Disorders 101,

NEDIC

Classroom #7 The Benefits of Physical Activity on Mental Health with a focus on boxing

Edify Centre

Classroom #8 Sexual Health 101

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

Classroom #9 Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Depression

Edify Centre

Classroom #10

2:00 – 3:00

Classroom #1 LGBTQ Issues, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Rita Olink, TG Innerselves, Sudbury

Classroom #2 Dr. Alani-Verjee

Mental Health and Wellbeing with Racialized Groups

Classroom #3 Stories of Strength: Male Mental Health: Paul Renaud, Fighting the Truth and Brian Glasgow, YMHC
Classroom #4 Stories of Strength: Parent Support and Advocacy

Dave Collier

Classroom #5 Stories of Strength: Youth Speak

YouthSpeak: a Youth-led interactive workshop

Classroom #6
Classroom #7 Stories of Strength: Healing After Suicide Loss

Mel and Debbie Clench

Classroom #8 Mental Health 101

Planned Parenthood Toronto

Classroom #9 Mental Health at GBC
Classroom #10 iRest Yoga Nidra, a research-based tool proven effective for insomnia, depression, anxiety, PTSD,

Angie Davis

3:00 – 4:00

Classroom #1 LGBTQ Issues, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Rita Olink, TG Innerselves, Sudbury

Classroom #2 Dr. Alani-Verjee

Dealing with Mental Health Challenges

Classroom #3 Stories of Strength: Male Mental Health: Paul Renaud, Fighting the Truth and Brian Glasgow, YMHC
Classroom #4 Stories of Strength: Parent Support and Advocacy

Dave Collier

Classroom #5 The Power of Being Understood,

SashBear Organization

Skills for effective communication with someone who is struggling

Classroom #6
Classroom #7 Stories of Strength: Healing After Suicide Loss

Mel and Debbie Clench

Classroom #8 Youth Gambling Awareness

YMCA

Nicole Wilk

Classroom #9 Mindfulness,

Nafilia Sachedina

Social Worker

Classroom #10 Building Self-Awareness

Sarah Martens, www.nowbloom.life

4:00 – 5:00

Classroom #1 LGBTQ Issues, Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Rita Olink, TG Innerselves, Sudbury

Classroom #2 Social media and its effects on mental health and well-being

Dr. Alani-Verjee and Alessia Caputo

Classroom #3
Classroom #4
Classroom #5
Classroom #6
Classroom #7
Classroom #8
Classroom #9 Dr. Almagor

The Possibilities Clinic

Understanding ADHD

Classroom #10 Mindfulness & Meditation: Practical Tips & Tricks for Your Mental Wellness,

Angie Davis

Interactive Activities

  • Wellness Tree
  • Wellness Wings
  • Wellness Walk
  • Community Connections
  • Youth Voices
  • Mental Health Pledge
  • Self-Care Toolkit
  • Compassion

DIY Self-Care Demonstrations

  • Lip Scrub
  • Slime
  • Stress Balls
  • Calm Jars

Thank you

to the following people and organizations for their generous support
  • City of Toronto, Dan Breault, Travis Bailey and Adrianna LeBlanc
  • George Brown College, Adrienne Galway, Kizzy Bedeau, Maryanne Small, Daniele Cristina.Gomes DeOliveira
  • Choice Properties REIT, Angelica Muere, Robin Ferguson
  • Toronto Wolfpack Rugby Team
  • Canadian Football League and Toronto Argonauts
  • David’s Tea
  • Keurig’s
  • Disney Store, Scarborough Town Centre
  • Ripley’s Aquarium
  • Dufflet’s
  • Kernel’s
  • Peter’s No Frills
  • Goodlife Fitness
  • Greenhouse
  • Impressive Printing, Hamilton
  • Breakaway Distributing, Hamilton
  • Sarah Ellis, graphic designer
  • Plant Therapy
  • “No Letting Go” and Randi Silverman
  • UforChange
  • Metro Liberty Village
  • Toronto Western Hospital – Addiction Services
  • Woman’s Own Withdrawal Management Centre
  • Taslim Alani-Verjee
  • Del’s Pastry

A big thank-you to everyone who made the two-day event a success!