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Hope Notes

  • 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.


  • 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
  • 16 Jun 2015 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    HOPE recently refreshed its logo and updated its brochure, website, email, and membership list management systems. 


    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.  

    Membership Management:

    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. 

    Email Messaging:

    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.


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