Press Releases 2018

Ontario Trillium Foundation recognized for its support with Indigenous and Newcomer Communities

Toronto (September 28, 2018) – In recognition of the three-year, $629,300 Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) grant awarded in 2015 to support the positive development of children and youth in Indigenous and Newcomer communities, the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) celebrated its ongoing commitment during workshops held at Adventure Place in Toronto. Parents, caregivers and others working with children have been given the tools to help foster and enhance lifelong mental health with children and youth in their communities. Don Valley North MPP Vincent Ke was in attendance and had the opportunity to hear about the difference these funds have made. Click below for full press release 

Toronto (September 28, 2018) MEDIA ADVISORY: ATTENTION PHOTO EDITORS, ASSIGNMENT EDITORS Ontario Trillium Foundation recognized for their commitment to support mental wellbeing of Indigenous and Newcomer families.  Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) and The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) recognition and plague presentation Community leaders in early childhood education, mental health, public health, and education in support of mental health promotion with children and youth.

When:                  Friday September 28, 2018 12:45pm – 1:00 pm

Where:                 Adventure Place: GYMNASIUM

                                155 McNicoll Avenue

                                Toronto, ON    M2H 2C1

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Toronto (April 10, 2018) – In recognition of ERDI being a catalyst of mental health promotion with students across Canada, Dr. Robin Alter, Co-Chair of the Kids Have Stress Too! and past Board of Trustee at The Psychology Foundation of Canada, awarded ERDI on April 6th with a plaque honouring their leadership, advice and support to address the mental health needs of school communities.  With expertise and direction from ERDI over 34,000 stress lessons guides have been used by Canadian educators impacting over 3.4 million students with an evidence-based stress management and resiliency building program.

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Toronto (January 29, 2018) – Stressed out high schoolers lead The Psychology Foundation of Canada to develop resiliency building stress management resource. Many Canadian teens are stressed; helping them recognize the signs and symptoms of stress and identify and implement coping and problem-solving strategies is key to building resilience.  This is the premise and focus behind The Psychology Foundation of Canada’s new resource:  Stress Lessons:  Tools for Resiliency Full of psychologically-sound strategies and tools, this resource will help teens develop resilience and positive coping skills, and includes components for teachers, counsellors, administrators, parents and caregivers.  Attached is the full press release.

Stressed out schoolers
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Press Releases 2017

Toronto (December 6, 2017) -  The Psychology Foundation of Canada Recognizes CIBC Children’s Foundation For Ongoing Support of Mental Health Education.  Decade-long commitment has supported national mental health promotion to improve the lives of almost 8 million children and families. 
The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC), with the support of corporate partners, has been helping Canadian children and their families optimize their mental health for more than 40 years. In recognition of CIBC Children’s Foundation’s decade-long commitment to improving the lives of children, Harriet Lewis, President, Board of Trustees at The Psychology Foundation of Canada, and students from St. Jude Elementary School are pleased to award CIBC with a plaque honouring their support of The Psychology Foundation of Canada. The continued commitment from the CIBC Children’s Foundation makes it possible for students from St. Jude Elementary School and nearly 8 million other children and their families to access effective programs including Make the Connection and Kids Have Stress Too!®.  Click below for full press release.

CIBC Miracle Day
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Toronto (November 29, 2017) – Work your body to optimize your mind. Bestselling author Dr. John Ratey speaks at 13th annual Breakfast for Champions raising funds for mental health promotion with children and youth.
Dr. John Ratey, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry, addressed close to 450 leaders in business, psychology, public health, social services, educational and other child-serving organizations on the link between physical fitness and mental wellness.  Dr. Ratey was a guest speaker at the 13th Annual Breakfast for Champions which is The Psychology Foundation of Canada’s premiere fundraiser.  Click below for full press release.

Toronto (August 31, 2017) – 4 signs and symptoms a child is stressed out not acting out. Significant adults in a child’s life key to stress management.
Helping  children recognize four signs and symptoms of their own stress is key to helping them become confident and productive adults, according to experts at The Psychology Foundation of Canada.  Back-to-school is filled with increased excitement and challenges for children and with some kids jam-packed with uncharacteristic behaviours too.  Adults are pivotal in working with children to adopt strategies that enable them to manage the inevitable highs and lows of a new school year. Click below for full press release.

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