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Meet the Newest mindyourmind Staff, Elora
My name is Elora and I am one of the newest members to the mindyourmind team!
When I began volunteering for mindyourmind in 2015, I can remember thinking to myself how I’d love to work for this incredible organization. It is truly a dream come true to be acting as a Youth Development Coordinator, in which I’ll be giving a youth voice to various projects. With this role, I’ll be helping to further build mindyourmind’s many social media platforms. You may even see me writing blogs for the website or helping to facilitate presentations or design studios!
I was born and raised in Barrie, but I have been calling London home for the past 12 years. I attended Oakridge Secondary School, and this fall I will be in my 3rd year at King’s University College-- for the Social Work Program. Apart from being a student, volunteering as a member of the Youth Mental Health and Addictions Council or working with people with disabilities, I spend my time with friends and family. I love watching movies, exploring the outdoors and playing with my hundred-pound Alaskan malamute Luna.
My own experiences with mental illness have pushed me to become a mental health advocate. I have a passion for youth engagement and in creating systems change, so that youth with mental health and/or addiction challenges can be seen and heard.
I can’t wait to dive in as a member of the mindyourmind team. They are an inspiring and dedicated group of individuals, whom I’m eager to learn, laugh and grow with. Here’s to this new adventure!
Elora is not a stranger to mindyourmind. In 2015, she started as a volunteer and in 2018 she was hired as a Youth Development Coordinator. After a brief break to finish her Bachelor of Social Work degree at King’s University College, Elora is back in a new and exciting role: Be Safe Coordinator. She is passionate about mental health advocacy and her lived experience allows her to bring a unique perspective to the work mindyourmind does. Elora is looking forward to traveling the globe again and enjoys hiking, cozying up on the couch to laugh along with stand-up comedy shows, spending time with family and friends, and solo dance parties.
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