Relationship breakups, exam stressors, homesickness, and fights with roommates are no longer the main difficulties affecting university students. Instead, mental health experts describe post- secondary students’ struggles as vast — everything from depression to anxiety, stress, eating disorders, substance use, trauma, abuse, and occasionally a first episode of psychosis. Living through the pandemic has only made these problems that much more visible and obstructive.
June 5th, 2021
We have taken a few days to reflect on the painful and tragic loss we know is being felt by Indigenous peoples. We are saddened and distressed regarding the recent verification of a well-known truth that was finally exposed by the discovery of the remains of 215 Indigenous children at the former Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc (Kamloops) residential school.
November 25th, 2020
In partnership with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF), we are announcing that we are designing and funding a Legacy Space in our office in Fergus, ON. Legacy Spaces are safe, welcoming places dedicated to providing education and spreading awareness about Indigenous history and the journey of truth and reconciliation.
November 5th, 2020
The NAN Hope program, which was developed in partnership with KOeHealth and the Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority (SLFNHA), was featured on CTV News today. NAN Hope provides community-driven, culturally appropriate and timely mental health and addictions support to members of the 49 First Nations communities in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in Northern Ontario.
June 15th, 2020
We promise to continue to strive for inclusivity within our organization, as well as to respond with cultural sensitivity to each client’s needs. We won’t always get it right. But we pledge to be an active part of creating a better and safer society by being open and curious, listening without judgment, making change where needed, and speaking out against racial injustice.