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Category Archives: blog

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted on: Sunday, October 17th, 2021

  October is Child Abuse Prevention Month in Canada, committed to spreading awareness about the prevention of child abuse. According to the Canadian Red Cross, child abuse is defined as any type of physical, emotional, and/or sexual mistreatment or neglect of a child or youth that results in injury or emotional harm. Examples of emotional […]


Mental Illness Awareness Week

Posted on: Sunday, October 3rd, 2021

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 5 people in Canada personally experience a mental health problem or illness every year, and by the age of 40, approximately 50% of Canadians have or have had a mental illness. However, all Canadians are affected by mental illness at some point in their lives, whether […]


Intergenerational Trauma of Indigenous Communities

Posted on: Sunday, September 19th, 2021

Many Indigenous peoples in Canada suffered traumas during their time in residential schools, which have been accumulated and passed down to later generations. This is called intergenerational trauma (also known as generational or transgenerational trauma). Amy Bombay, a Dalhousie University professor, describes intergenerational trauma as “the stressful and traumatic experiences faced by one generation [that] […]


Back to School Anxiety

Posted on: Sunday, September 5th, 2021

As summer comes to an end, returning back to school can be an exciting but stressful time for many students, whether it be elementary children or university students. However, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, kids and parents are more anxious than ever for classes this fall. “Kids are just really used to being home with […]


International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on: Sunday, August 22nd, 2021

500,000. That is approximately how many deaths worldwide are caused by drug use, with more than 30% of those deaths attributable to overdose. In Canada, 6,214 apparent opioid toxicity deaths occurred in 2020 (approximately 17 deaths per day). Drug overdose continues to be a public health crisis in Alberta, where more Albertans are being lost […]


Bullying Among Youth and Its Effects On Mental Health

Posted on: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Bullying is a prevalent problem in our society, and some even consider it a national emergency. When 47% of Canadian parents report having at least one child who has been a victim of bullying, it makes sense to call this issue an emergency that needs attention. With International Youth Day this week, it is the […]


Post-COVID Self-Care For Healthcare Workers

Posted on: Tuesday, July 27th, 2021

A few days ago was International Self-Care Day (ISD) which is celebrated every year on July 24. This day serves to promote the importance of self-care, a practice which encompasses everything an individual does for their physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and is comprised of seven pillars which include: Health Literacy, Self Awareness, Physical Activity, […]


Indigenous Mental Health

Posted on: Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

The past month or so has been devastating for Canadians across the country. With the continual discovery of hundreds of unmarked graves at residential schools across the country, devastation, mourning and heart break has plagued indigenous communities. Almost all of these unmarked graves belong to children who attended residential schools. Residential schools were put in […]


Celebrating Pride Year Round

Posted on: Wednesday, June 30th, 2021

For years now the month of June has been marked as Pride month. Pride month represents a period to celebrate and show support for the LGBTQ+ community. June is a month that specific spaces are created for LGBTQ+ pride and can be celebrated and supported. Unfortunately these spaces do not exist consistently throughout the year […]