For more information about HOPE, or to find a group in your area, call:1.866.492.1299Or contact us HERE.
The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) just released its 2015 Substance Abuse in Canada report: "The Effects of Cannabis use During Adolescence".
This report presents the current research on the health, psychological, and social effects of early and regular cannabis use by adolescents.
The "Report in Short" can be accessed here. The full report can be accessed here.
While maintaining the features of the HOPE logo as originally adopted, graphic designer Michele Tenki refreshed the logo by introducing cleaner lines and adjusting the feature “O” to make it easier to see that it is comprised of people supporting people. By contemporizing the figures, and eliminating the skirts, the updated logo reflects HOPE’s commitment to openness and inclusivity. As well, the slight curve added to the arms of the figures, and the slightly modified shape of the legs, introduces added movement and energy.
The wording on the new brochure has been streamlined and the language has been updated to reflect HOPE’s updated Mission, Vision, and Values Statements. As well new photo images have been introduced. The new images are more current and reflect the diversity of the HOPE community and the broader community.
Building on the logo and brochure updates the new web site carries over the refreshed logo and the photo and language updates. As well the website has new content and more content.
As part of the website update HOPE changed web servers. The new server, Wild Apricot, is geared to not-for-profits. The web site will be easier for volunteer web managers to update. Also, HOPE Members will be able to set their own passwords to access the Members’ area, making access simpler.
In addition to being a web server, Wild Apricot offers a suite of products that suit the needs of organizations like HOPE. One of the most valuable of these is an excellent contact management and membership management system. It is more secure, will allow members to update their own records, can be set to automatically send renewal reminders, and generally will make it much easier for HOPE’s volunteer registrar and back-up registrar to manage HOPE’s Membership and stakeholder contact lists.
When the Membership list is uploaded all members will receive notification and an access code. Once you access the Members’ Area you will be able to set your own password.
Wild Apricot also has a user-friendly email messaging system to facilitate sending polished looking email correspondence to Members and stakeholders. It includes a safe unsubscribe option to ensure HOPE is compliant with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation.
We appreciate your feedback:
The web site is now up and running. The other products are undergoing testing to ensure all the links and features are working as planned and will be activated in the coming weeks. We will keep you posted and look forward to your feedback.
In partnership with Helping Other Parents Everywhere (HOPE), the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is offering this FREE information session designed to build the legal capability of parents and guardians navigating the youth criminal justice system.
SESSION AT A GLANCE:
· Overview of the youth criminal justice system and the courts.
· Obligations and role of parents/guardians in the court process.
· Parent/Police Relations
· Working effectively with lawyers and legal aid
· Understanding mental health supports, resources and more!
· Pre-registration is required and there is no charge to attend the session
· Registration is very limited, required, and on a first come first serve basis
· Register on Eventbrite; an email confirmation of registration will be sent to registrants
The direct link to register can be found at:
· Refreshments will be served promptly at 5:45 PM, the session will start promptly at 6:00 PM
· Session materials will be provided on site
· Free parking adjacent to Scarborough Civic Centre - when entering the parking lot buzz security and say you are with the OJEN-HOPE event
· Convenient access by public transit
· This community justice education event is for parents and guardians who want to get a better understanding of the youth criminal justice system
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: May 27th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
For additional information about this session please contact Helping Other Parents Everywhere (HOPE)
Tel: 1-866-492-1299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about OJEN please visit www.ojen.ca
Congratulations to Conference Chair Carol Hornsby, and thank you to the volunteers, attendees, Toronto Botanical Garden staff, and the special guests that made HOPE Conference 2015 a success.
Entitled “A Day of Learning and Inspiration”, this year’s Conference was just that.
More than seventy energized attendees comprised of HOPE Members, agency friends, and the interested public participated in this year’s conference, enjoying the informative speakers, beautiful location, and delicious food.
A special thank you goes out to the partners at Stir Crazy Catering who prepared the excellent meals and donated their service time in support of HOPE.
We also acknowledge and thank Mental Health First Aid Instructor Dr. Cindy Krysac for her insights, Dr. Stephen Selchen for his engaging and informative presentation on mindfulness, and the Family Navigation Project for sharing valuable information about their important service.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
Helping Other Parents Everywhere