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Hope Notes

  • 07 Mar 2017 3:08 PM | Anonymous
    • SATURDAY May 6, 2017   
    •  Toronto Botanical Garden  777 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto
    • 8:30 am - 3:45 pm
    • OPEN TO ONE AND ALL - friends, family, neighbours, parents, guardians, educators and those who work with youth.
    Find some calm in the parenting storm with 'Stress Strategies' community health nurse, Laurie Noakes.
    Hear John Macdonald from CAMH talk about excessive technology use-video gaming, browsing and social media use.
    Discover all about reconnecting your family through 'Connected Parenting' the brainchild of Jennifer Kolari, therapist, author and media personality.

    DELICIOUS FOOD - breakfast, snack and buffet lunch
    FUN AND EXCITEMENT - Gift basket giveaways and silent auction
    SOCIAL - like minded people like YOU getting together

    $70.00 per HOPE Member or $110.00 per Family of 2 HOPE Members
    $80.00 per Non- Member
    $200 Travel Gift Card from Best Western Hotels and Resorts
    $40 Gift Card from Cineplex
    $25 Gift Card from LCBO

    Registration is now open at weekly meetings  OR 
    Eventbrite.ca (search HOPE Conference to pay by credit card)  OR
    By mail to HOPE Inc, 1740 Kingston Road, P O Box 64, Pickering, On
    L1V 2R2

  • 08 Jan 2017 10:47 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                                                                                                                                     Let’s beat 2016’s record 126M messages and $6.3M Bell donation 

    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.


  • 29 Oct 2016 12:19 AM | 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 fifth 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 2, 3 and 4, 2017.  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

  • 10 Sep 2016 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    You are invited to an evening discussion on Navigation September 15, 2016 

     Leading Sunnybrook experts will discuss:

    • What is Navigation? Miriam Blond, Family Navigator
    • How Do I Get Care? Navigating for the Individual.  Jullian Thistel, Family Navigator
    • How Do We Get Care? Navigating for Family Caregivers. Tracey Addison, Parent Advocate with Lived Experience
    • How Do We All Work Together? Engaging with Your Service Provider. Dr. Anthony Levitt, Chief of Hurvitz Brain Science Program

    Moderator: Dr. Ari Zaretsky, Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Vice-President of Education

    Please RSVP your attendance by September 14, 2016 by phone: 416-480-4117 or email: speaker.series@sunnybrook.ca

    Free Admission Free Parking, Garage One

    September 15, 2016 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

    McLaughlin Auditorium, Bayview Campus E Wing Ground Floor, 2075 Bayview Avenue. Toronto  

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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.



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