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  • 04 May 2016 10:54 PM | Anonymous

    HOPE Ajax-Pickering hosted a two day Mental Health First Aid Course in April 2016. Congratulations to the 5 HOPE members who earned their "MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR ADULTS WHO INTERACT WITH YOUTH' certificate!  

    Special thanks to instructor Cindy Krysac -Mental Health First Aid Canada Instructor  and Mental Health Advocate (Advisory Board- The Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere fameforfamilies.com) 

  • 27 Apr 2016 10:11 PM | Anonymous

    Thank you very much for supporting the HOPE silent auction.  Money raised will go towards the education of the HOPE membership.  Your generous contribution will allow HOPE to continue to grow and meet the needs of the community. A special thanks to Starbucks for supplying the coffee.

  • 04 Apr 2016 10:26 AM | Anonymous

    "A Day of Inspiration and Learning"

    Please join us!

    Saturday May 7, 2016
    9:15am-3:45pm, Toronto Botanical Garden

    Click here for more information!

  • 18 Feb 2016 10:06 PM | Anonymous

    HOPE Ajax-Pickering is hosting a two day Mental Health First Aid Course on                                                                            Sunday April 24th and Sunday May 1st - 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

    This 14 hour course is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).

    • Explanations of mental health, mental illness and mental health problems
    • Signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations
    • Information about effective interventions and treatments
    • Ways to access professional help

    Location: Karam Chiropractic Clinic,  575 Thornton Road North, Oshawa, Ontario L1J 8L5    

            HOPE Members $ 100.00          Non- Members   $  200.00

      Class size is limited to 10 participants. Registration is on a 'first come, first serve' basis.

      Bring your own lunch and a snack to serve 10 people. 

      Juices, coffee and tea will be provided.   

      Wear comfortable indoor shoes.

      Please contact NardinaGrande@gmail.com for more information and to reserve a spot!

    • 08 Jan 2016 11:49 PM | Anonymous

      On Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives for every:

      • Text message sent by Bell/Bell Aliant customers
      • Mobile and long distance call made by Bell/Bell Aliant customers
      • Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
      • Facebook share of the Bell Let's Talk Day image
      Five Simple Ways to Help End the Stigma Around Mental Illness
      1. Language matters - Words can help...but they can also hurt.  Pay attention to the words you use.
      2. Educate yourself - Myths exist about mental illness that contribute to stigma.  Learn the facts.
      3. Be kind -Small acts of kindness speak volumes.
      4. Listen and ask - Sometimes it is best to just listen.
      5. Talk about it - Start a dialogue, not a debate.
      SPREAD THE WORD. Get all the information you need to lead a conversation about mental health. Check out this link.
    • 08 Jan 2016 9:59 PM | Anonymous

      The Rotary Club of Pickering has announced that HOPE has been selected to receive a donation in the amount of $1,000.00.  This is the fourth year that the Pickering Rotary has supported the work of HOPE by making such a generous donation!

      Pickering Rotarians work hard all year long raising funds through such events as the Pickering Rib fest, Pickering Wing Fest, Community Bingo and the Pickering Rotary Music Festival to name a few.  These efforts allow the Rotary Club of Pickering to support local charities, including HOPE.

      Members are encouraged to support Pickering Rotary events. Volunteers are needed for the Pickering Rib Fest               June 3, 4 and 5, 2016.  Please visit pickeringribfest.com (volunteer tab at top of the page) for more details.

      For more information about the Rotary Club of Pickering, please visit rotaryclubofpickering.ca

    • 17 Dec 2015 10:35 AM | Anonymous

      Congratulations to the eleven HOPE members who recently earned their certificate in                                                         'MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID FOR ADULTS WHO INTERACT WITH YOUTH'.                                                                       This 14 hour course is certified by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).  

      For more information on Mental Health First Aid, please visit the following link: www.mentalhealthfirstaid.ca

    • 17 Dec 2015 10:30 AM | Anonymous



      HOPE Inc charitable registration number 83946  7693  RR0001

      United Way is a charity dedicated to creating opportunities for a better life for everyone in our region. Working in partnership with others, people and resources are mobilized to support a network of agencies, such as  HOPE Inc, that help people when they need it most. United Way also addresses the root causes of social problems, working to change community conditions for the better over the long term.

    • 08 Oct 2015 10:02 AM | Anonymous

      "Volunteer Toronto" is a charity that connects volunteers to the causes that need them. They are hosting a Youth Expo to help high school students find meaningful volunteer opportunities to give back to the community and complete their 40 hours.

      Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 12 PM-3 PM at the Toronto Reference Library

      789 Yonge Street - Yonge and Bloor Street area. 

      It is an opportunity for students in grades 9 -12 to meet over 80 non-

      profits recruiting youth volunteers, including the Canadian Cancer Society, World

      Vision, Sick Kids Foundation and many more! 

       For further information:


    • 08 Oct 2015 9:45 AM | Anonymous

      The CEO and an alumni parent will be giving a presentation at a neighbourhood restaurant The Yellow Griffin in Bloor West Village on Wednesday October 14th at 6:30 pm. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions and learn more about their program. Please see the attached poster if you are interested in attending.


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