Future Aces
Founded by Herbert Carnegie, C.M., O.Ont., O.M.C., LL.D. (Hon)
www.futureaces.org

The Future Aces Philosophy created by Herbert Carnegie in 1956 is designed to help youth develop the self-knowledge and self-confidence that will enable them to take control of their lives and to use their abilities in a positive way.  It provides a model for behaviour based on teachable skills with a meaningful message to encourage responsible citizenship.  Used in this context:

• FUTURE means always striving for improvement
• ACES means being the best your can be and is an acronym for:
A  Attitude, Ability, Action, Achieve
C  Co-operation, Courage, Confidence
E  Example, Empathy, Education,
S  Service, Sportsmanship

The Future Aces Philosophy is being incorporated into the ethics, character-building and safe schools programs of schools throughout Ontario as an effective measure in promoting a positive and safe school environment.  This Philosophy enriches the lives of more than 100,000 students a year.

Acts of Kindness Network
Founded by Deborah Seigel
www.aokn.ca

AOKN is a grassroots, non-profit organization established in 2002 as legacy in honour of Jane Armstrong, mother of Founder, Deborah Seigel. The network invites socially responsible corporations and individuals to support persons and agencies in need in their local community with time, talent and tangible goods.

AOKN believes that social responsibility has the power to do enormous good and potentially change the world. AOKN initially organized a Holiday Gift Drive for one local facility of 125 residents and now serves thousands of families internationally with chapters and Goodwill Ambassadors around the world.

In communities where chapters are operating, AOKN establishes relationships with charitable organizations, and continuously receives requests for those in need.  The network also receives calls from residents who have items they wish to donate.  The database is advised accordingly and that is when the magic happens! Donors are happy to know their previously loved belongings have found a home other than the landfill and the recipients are overjoyed with their good fortune…the donors act of kindness!

Blankets for Canada Society
www.blankets4canada.ca

Blankets for Canada are a non-denominational organization devoted to creating blankets for those Canadians who need the warmth they provide.  They are totally non-profit and everything is donated by warm hearted people just like you.  In addition, they have generously donated some of their blankets for our events.

Halton Mental Health
www.cmha-halton.ca

In cooperation with Ontario Division and the National Office of the purpose of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Halton Region Branch is to develop and implement a coordinated citizen movement to ensure:

  • The promotion of mental health through advocacy and on-going public education programs
  • The improvement of attitudes towards mental illness and the encouragement of community acceptance, understanding and responsibility for people experiencing mental health problems
  • The identification of needs which remain unmet by the existing community network of services and, in collaboration with other agencies and associations, both professional and lay, to promote the development of practical programs designed to prevent mental health problems and to offer support to those with mental health problems
  • The encouragement of the consumer group to voice their opinions about mental health concerns, issues, and existing or desirable services
  • The active involvement of the general public and community mental health resources in order to attain these objectives

 

Ontario Mental Health Association
www.ontario.cmha.ca

Founded in 1952, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families, and to the promotion of mental health for all Ontarians.

Canadian Mental Health Association
www.cmha.ca

Founded in 1952, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families, and to the promotion of mental health for all Ontarians.

The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada. Each year, it provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 135 communities.

As a nation-wide, voluntary organization, the Canadian Mental Health Association promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. The CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.

Our Vision Is Mentally Healthy People In A Healthy Society.

Harmony Canada
Founded by Joanne Klauke-LaBelle, OMC
www.harmonyforyouth.org

Through personal tragedy, Joanne founded, marketed and built this successful youth charity. Harmony was founded after the suicide of a youth close to Joanne. Our vision is to build up the youth's self-esteem and teach them creative methods of self-expression. There are no waiting lists, no pre-requisites and no financial fees at Harmony, as we accept all students. The youth owe one hour of volunteer service for each hour of programming - this is how they "pay" by ... "Paying it Forward".  Harmony operates with volunteers that assist youth with homework, tutoring, and mentoring.  This includes social programs to build their social skills, and provides productive and fun activities, for all ages.

HelpGuide.org
Founded by Robert and Jeanne Segal 
www.helpguide.org 

Expert information and non-commercial resources for mental and emotional health, active healthy lifestyles to help empower people with knowledge, hope, information and encouragement to make healthy choices. Robert and Jeanne Segal  founded  project following the suicide of their daughter, Morgan at the age of 29. Jean Segal, PhD is a sociologist, psychologist and author.

Lamp On The Path
Founded by Dekyi-Lee Oldershaw
www.lamponthepath.org

This self-healing website was created to offer safe, simple methods of changing your mind and consequently problems that affect your health so that they are available to anyone, for free, without limitation, anywhere. Once people have confidence with the methods, we eventually hope to support and train them, in as unlimited a way as possible, using the web as an on-line training and support community. As they develop programs in their area of expertise, we would like to help them to become trainers themselves.

Moods Magazine
Editor:  Rebecca Gladding DiFilippo
www.moodsmag.com

Moods magazine is a consumer publication, which provides educational information about mental illness in layperson terms to the workplace, the general public, and educational institutions. Moods emphasizes prevention through education, while also diminishing the stigma attached to mental illness. Moods features the personal success stories of celebrities as well as those of ordinary people. It covers topics such as addictions and substance abuse, anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, etc. Moods also provides information about nutrition, healthy living and balancing life, self-esteem, workplace issues, medication, current research, talk therapy, new treatments, and more.

Ontario Ministry of Health - Mental Health
www.health.gov.on.ca/english/public/program/mentalhealth/mentalhealth_mn.html

Directly, or indirectly, mental illness affects many people in Ontario. It can affect our personal lives, extended families and workplaces. It also affects Ontario's health care system and the provincial economy.  The Ontario government is committed to ensuring that people with serious mental illness can get help when and where they need it. To support its commitment, the government is creating a coordinated and integrated system of mental health services so that people with serious mental illness can easily access a range of consumer-centered services and support as close to home as possible.

SOS Children's Safety Magazine
Founded by Ted Halabi
www.soskids.ca

The SOS Kids magazine is a free publication designed to enhance the important skills on safety needed in today's communities.  The publication has been designed to make it not only educational but also takes a fun approach to teaching our youth how to deal with everyday issues.

Spark of Brilliance
Founded by Judith Rosenberg
www.sparkofbrillance.org

Spark of Brilliance, founded in 1999 by Judith Rosenberg, provides opportunity for persons with mental health concerns and other life challenges to experience the creative arts, within a circumspect, sustaining, community-based milieu. The program’s distinctive model was conceived from a belief that healing and recovery can be kindled through the arts.  The initiative’s founder is Judith Rosenberg, a mental health professional living in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Judith identified the need to empower people with mental health concerns to discover their particular Spark of Brilliance when her son Jay Lefler, an aspiring artist, lost all artistic memory through acute psychosis.

The experience of Jay Lefler is chronicled in his own words:

“For many years I had no idea what was keeping me from being able to complete my schooling and from digging in with my education. It wasn’t until I was well into my twenties that I actually began to understand there might be forces beyond my control present that had nothing to do with ‘adolescent angst’ or lack of motivation. It took the reality of several experiences of psychosis for my family and me to understand fully what was actually happening. I was 31 years old when I was hospitalized with acute psychosis and a diagnosis of Schizoaffective Bipolar Disorder was identified. It was then that my journey to wellness began.”

“My love of art, painting and creative expression played a huge role in my healing. It all started when my mother brought charcoals and a sketch pad to the hospital and I slowly began to reconnect with my creative spirit. From that point on I have continued to paint and create, have held many art exhibitions, and work from my own space, 'Golden Brain Studio,' where I run a small graphic art and website design business.”

Trimatrix Management Consulting Inc.
Founded by Sheryl Lubbock
www.trimatrixconsulting.ca

TRIMATRIX Management Consulting Inc. was founded by Sheryl Lubbock in August 2001 as a successful consulting company. She worked with organizations to help people bring their ideas and content to the table and quickly develop great communication packages.  Then, as a part of her work through TLP's Entrepreneurial Adventure Program, Sheryl had a life-changing opportunity to facilitate a group of six amazing grade four students who, along with the assistance of a volunteer mom, wrote and illustrated a fabulous joke book. Sheryl was impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the group and thoroughly enjoyed her role in bringing their work to life. A seed of an idea was planted. Could TRIMATRIX become a company dedicated to helping people become published authors?

Soon after, Sheryl's son came to her and asked, "Hey, do you think you could help me write a book and publish it?" She answered, "YES, of course!" The book development and publishing adventure that followed took her on a two-year journey like no other. In the end, it cemented Sheryl's desire to guide people through the authoring and publishing process, and inspired her to create the solid foundation for the services TRIMATRIX now offers to authors of all ages.

Today, the TRIMATRIX umbrella encompasses Kids for Kids Books, TRI Publishing and BEL Learning Publications. Although each division caters to a distinct publishing audience, everyone working with TRIMATRIX shares a passion for books and the people who write them. We are dedicated to helping our clients reach their goals: we share our expertise, excitement and encouragement every step along the way. We strive to make the publishing journey both a wonderful and memorable experience for each and every author.

TRIMATRIX is based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

 

COAST - Crisis Outreach and Support Team
COAST is a mobile crisis team made up of Crisis Workers who can assist in a mental health-related crisis situation. If someone is in immediate crisis or emergency call 911 or if in crisis and needing support contact COAST.

Hamilton Region: 1-905-972-8338
Halton Region: 1-877-825-9011
Peel Region: 1-905-278-9036