Join us in 2021-2022 for more great events and learning about mental wellness

Healthy Relationships Plus program part of Leadership Camp ran by The Dam for high school youth — FREE

The evidence-based program that was developed through Western University was the foundation of a new summer leadership camp held online from July 26-30th. All participants were given food and swag, and a certificate of completion from the university program. In addition, they qualify for Community Involvement Hours.


This spring, Dr. Tayyab Rashid spoke about resilience—our ability to adapt well to disruptions. This experiential presentation shared strengths-based skills and strategies to build resilience among families and youth. Dr. Rashid is a licensed clinical and school psychologist at the Health & Wellness Centre, University of Toronto Scarborough. For more than 15 years, Dr. Rashid has worked with individuals experiencing complex mental health issues, especially young adults from diverse cultural backgrounds. To see Dr. Rashid’s presentation, visit the Erin Mills Connects blog,

Dr. Tayyab Rashid of U of T Scarborough

Community Forum featuring Dr. Tina Malti and Dr. Ruth Speidel of UTM

Dr. Tina Malti (L) and Dr. Ruth Speidel of UTM spoke about kindness as an important component of social-emotional development.

Close to 50 community leaders including parents were part of the discussion at Erin Mills Connects Community Forum on May 18.  Supported by her team and her world-leading research in the areas of child social-emotional development and adversity, Dr. Tina Malti discussed her research on child well-being and social-emotional development, and a recent community-partnership initiative. Information and resources from the Community Forum are published at

Beautiful Mind Day — It was a Special Opportunity for Children and Adolescents

Dr. Rumeet Billan spoke to more than 150 grade 6-12 students and their family members online at two sessions on Apr. 26. The topic of her discussion was “Who Do I Want to Become?”  This interactive, online session was based on Dr. Billan’s award-winning book of the same name.  She discussed pathways, ways to be a leader and how to care for oneself during this difficult time. For a chance to hear Dr. Billan read her award-winning book to younger Erin Mills residents, visit

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Erin Mills Connects Beautiful Mind Day for children and youth was reinvented this spring for a virtual environment.

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Erin Mills Connects is a non-profit collaborative working to improve the well-being of children, youth and families in west Mississauga. Its charitable partner is The Dam. 

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Steering Committee Meetings – Open to All

We still look forward to connecting with you online, if not in person. Steering Committee meetings are open to community members. Visit our events site to register.