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  • 09 Jan 2016 12:07 AM | Anonymous

    HOPE Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Spring Conference

    Stay tuned for more details about this fun and inspirational day now booked at the Toronto Botanical Garden

  • 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

    DID YOU KNOW THAT IN DONATING TO UNITED WAY, YOU CAN ASSIGN YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO HOPE INC?

    DOES YOUR WORKPLACE RUN AN ANNUAL UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN? PLEASE CONSIDER DESIGNATING YOUR GENEROUS GIFT TO HOPE INC.

    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:

    www.volunteertoronto.ca/youthexpo


  • 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.


    Will's_Way_Poster

     
  • 28 Sep 2015 2:32 PM | Anonymous


    A brochure from Justice for Children and Youth entitled 'TEEN STREET GUIDE' is now available in PDF version online for those interested.

    The publications section is at the bottom of the main page.

            This brochure is free to download and distribute.

     http://jfcy.org/en/



  • 18 Jun 2015 10:38 PM | Anonymous

    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.


  • 16 Jun 2015 9:46 AM | Anonymous
    With the summer months at hand we frequently get asked whether HOPE groups meet over the summer. The answer is yes. HOPE groups meet weekly, year round. For more information about joining a group or making a referral please contact us at info@hope4parents.ca
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