Program focus: Communication Skills, Community Service/Volunteer Hours, LGBT, Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness and Promotion, Skill Development, Socializing more…
The Strides Toronto New Mentality Youth Leadership program is part of a province-wide network of youth and adult allies working together to disable the label of youth mental illness and to amplify youth voice to create change in the children and youth mental health system and beyond.
The program consists of 2 to 3 projects a year that aim to destigmatize mental health in the community and bring awareness to mental health issues through art, photography, video and events and activities. All projects are created and implement by the youth with consistent supports from our adult allies. The goal of the program is to have participants engage in meaningful conversation about mental health, learning leadership and teamwork skills.
The Strides Toronto New Mentality Youth Leadership program is funded by the Children’s Mental Health Ontario. Snacks and TTC tokens are provided.
Program will resume in September 2023.