A youth anti-stigma, strategic sustainability plan which will ensure continued support for a meaningful, effective and evidence based community anti-stigma program which includes: an endowment fund (Anti-Stigma Endowment Fund) to ensure the continuation of the project and CMHA’s commitment to support youth leaders in their planning and delivery of projects in their schools. What We Will Use Our “Youth Anti-Stigma Endowment Fund)
There will be four separate projects supported through this endowment fund>
- The fund will support training for youth who have experienced mental illness to provide them with skills to talk openly about their challenges and recovery.
- The fund will help support Youth Anti-Stigma Summits, which will gather youth form schools throughout Lethbridge and area, to have an open and honest dialogue about mental illness and stigma and to create their own initiatives to eradicate stigma in their schools and communities.
- The fund will help to support school based, peer driven initiatives which utilize the “contact based education” model within their schools to help educate and promote anti-stigma campaigns and activities on a ongoing basis.
- And finally, we will partner with the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Encounters Canada to send leaders from our community to experience opportunities for developing their civic leadership skills, explore career options, and accomplish this through their peers from across Canada. Theme weeks at Encounters include: Arts and Culture, Canada Remembers, Ecology and the Environment, International Affairs, Journalism and Communications, Law, Medicine and Health, Mental Health and Wellness, Politics in Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Science and Technology. More information on the mission on this organization can be found at https://www.ewc-rdc.ca/pub/
We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support;
Up to $5000.00 in cash or kind
Lethbridge School District N0. 51
Legacy Stars: ($10,000.00 +)
Shelby J MacLeod
Our Partners Who Supported the 2015 Youth Anti-Stigma Summit
- Alberta Health Services, Addiction and Mental Health
- Boys and Girls Club
- City of Lethbridge
- CMHA Calgary
- Lethbridge College Students Association
- Lethbridge Regional Police Services, School Resource Officers
- Mental Health Commission of Canada
- Rachael Harder
- School District 51
- Sheldon Kennedy and the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Canada