Post date: March 30, 2012

Peer Facilitators Wanted! The course is FREE for anyone who has had peer support or facilitator training.

The two-day Boost Your Mood Train-the-Trainer Program will be offered in:
Ottawa, April 2-3, 2012
Thunder Bay, April 12-13

What is Boost Your Mood?

Post date: February 09, 2012

Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters recently surveyed low-income parents across the country about their cooking habits and the results were eye-opening.

Key findings include:

Post date: February 07, 2012

Loblaw stores, in partnership with the Canadian Diabetes Association, are hosting New to Diabetes education sessions during the month of February. These two hour sessions comprise of a 45 minute presentation by a Canadian Diabetes volunteer, a 15 minute Q and A with a CDA volunteer, pharmacist and registered dietitian, followed by a one hour grocery store tour led by a dietitian.

These sessions are taking place at stores with pharmacies across Ontario. To find a pharmacy near you, see the attachment below.

Post date: February 03, 2012

Minding Our Bodies is reaching out to more audiences, including francophone Ontarians, to spread the word about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity for mental health. Our call for expressions of interest was translated into French and attracted several applications from organizations serving the francophone community. We decided it was time to find a French equivalent for our project name, Minding Our Bodies.

Post date: February 03, 2012

In September 2011, the Minding Our Bodies project released a call for expressions of interest for seed funding for physical activity and/or healthy eating programs. Our team looked forward to hearing about program ideas from community mental health agencies, consumer/survivor initiatives and other organizations in Ontario serving people with serious mental illness. We were thrilled to receive 69 applications from across Ontario! Our program selection committee reviewed the applications and with much deliberation narrowed the list down to our top 20.