Youth Mental Health

Accelerate action on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals : ESDC launches call for proposals

The Government of Canada launched a call for proposals on an ongoing basis under the Sustainable Development Goals Funding Program for 2019-2020 to support and leverage the work of stakeholders furthering Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Organizations interested in receiving up to $100,000 in grant funding for one-year projects aimed at building awareness, increasing […]

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Catalyst: posAbilities

“Retrofitting” social services for greater inclusion What’s at stake? Research shows that people who belong to social networks experience higher levels of confidence, self-esteem, and life satisfaction. Social networks provide practical and emotional support for people and allow them to experience a sense of opportunity and reciprocity in their communities. Social participation is key to […]

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Collaborative Practice: From Evolution to Revolution

By Paul McArthur Picture yourself in a large hotel conference room, wearing your best ‘dress casual’ attire and sporting a lanyard proudly displaying your name and organization to the hundred or so fellow conference attendees. Like most people here, you travelled far and took time away from work in the hopes of developing new knowledge, […]

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How school “health champions” can foster student wellness

New initiative at Saanich School District provides a potential model for other districts Students from School District 61’s Coastal Kindergarden at Ogden Point, Victoria. By Cara McKenna Factors such as stress, lack of sleep and improper nutrition can have a big impact on students’ ability to learn. That’s why numerous B.C. schools have enacted plans […]

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From Non-Profit to a For-Charity Business: An Innovative Funding Model for a Good Cause

By Justin Scaini, Capitalize for Kids Every non-profit or charity has its own unique challenges it must overcome to provide great services, and keep the doors open. The one challenge almost all organizations can relate to is finding funding. Each institution has its own “secret sauce” for how to attract dollars. Whether it’s government funding, […]

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