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Youth Canada Service Corps Initiative
Young Canadians building a better Canada.
mindyourmind will bring together young Canadians across the country to engage in Design Labs, where we will co-develop and co-create mental health e-resources that address the mental health needs of diverse communities. We are in the planning stages of this project, so watch out Canada! We might be coming to YOUR community. Check out the Youth Canada Service Corps website and follow us on social media for updates.
Community Service Grants
Do you have a simple project idea to support your community?
TakingITGlobal (TIG) is looking for young people who are inspired with ideas and ready to take action through youth-led community service grants.
Design Lab #1
mindyourmind worked with Sea to Sky Community Services in Squamish, BC to recruit youth who are passionate about mental health and being involved in their community. We had a two-and-a-half day Design Studio followed by 12 webinars. Over the course of the Design Studio and the subsequent webinars we were able to identify the top issues facing youth in Squamish. Following this, the group decided they wanted to create new interactive e-modules and a game that would both educate young people about mental health issues. They also worked to host a launch event at their school to promote this resource.
We recognize that mental health programs are not “one size fits all”. We wanted to provide youth with the opportunity to create a mental health resource that is specifically suited to the Squamish area. When resources are co-created and targeted they are more effective. Additionally this process provided the youth valuable skills and transferable experience they can utilize in the future. Learn more about the Squamish Youth Team.
About Design Labs
This section is all about the work we do with youth in Design Studios. From community groups to International Youth Day celebrations check them out.