Project Now PDF – presented by Dr. Ian Dawe on Oct. 3, 2019
Project Now Self-Nomination Application Form and Flyer
Dr. Ian Dawe is a main Champion: News
Project Now PDF – presented by Mia Lennox and Michele Sparling on Feb. 4, 2020
Partner Projects and Programs
Peel Multicultural Council offers programs for newcomer youth: https://erinmillsconnects.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Drop-in-tuesdays-2020.pdf
Lorretta Neebar, UTM Registrar, presented a new program: https://erinmillsconnects.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/EMC-Community-Forum-February-2020.pdf
In March 2021, EMC with Dr. Karmie Dhillon and Kelsey Adams of Western University spoke to the Service Delivery Network Table of the Peel Newcomer Strategy Group about Healthy Relationships Plus programs (including enhanced versions for newcomer, LGBT2Q+ and other youth).
Beautiful Mind Events
Since 2017, Erin Mills Connects has been holding Beautiful Mind Events (BMEs) for children and youth in Erin Mills. In 2019, EMC standardized its exit questionnaires for all participants to better track changes.
2019 Beautiful Mind Event feedback
Youth program, Healthy Relations Plus (HRP) and HRP – Enhanced for newcomer youth are evidence-based and effective. National Implementation Report
One-page description of HRP-E programs –
Research-based MindUP, developed by the Hawn Foundation and used widely, provides children (ages 9-11) with skill-building tools be more optimistic, kind and mindful.
Recent evidence shows that pre-adolescents who learn optimism, key for well-being, in Grade 4 have its lasting effects years later. (Research by Oberle E et al. 2016)
Researchers note that, “participating in MindUP may offer several benefits to grade 4-7 Canadian students including: increased mindful awareness; improved social and emotional competencies; …better relationships with teachers and peers; better academic achievement and engagement; and improved psychological and physiological well-being.” (Maloney, J. et al., 2016, p. 326)
Infographic on Parent & Teen Communication Workshop
The Virtual Village PART I: It Starts with You handout
The Virtual Village PART II: Caring for Your Kids handout
Slides from Dr. Michael Ungar’s presentation on resilience