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Pooling Ideas

Minding Our Bodies / Le corps en tête

Friday, March 15, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Pooling Ideas

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Participant Ended CA$20.00 CA$0.00
Subsidized Participant Ended Free CA$0.00
MOB Program Leader or Partner Ended Free CA$0.00

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Pooling Ideas: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Mental Health

Minding Our Bodies presents a one-day knowledge exchange and networking forum to showcase promising practices based on the 2012/2013 Minding Our Bodies-funded programs.

Program leaders and allied partners will share what works in physical activity and healthy eating programming to support people at risk of, or living with, mental health and addiction issues. Forum participants will have the opportunity to hear panelists and participate in discussion with program leaders who run recovery-focused healthy living programs involving community gardens, collective kitchens and physical activity. Learn about strategies, resources and new opportunities to promote mental health and network with organizations, consumer/survivors, decision-makers and researchers.

Breakfast and lunch are included in the $20 registration fee. Subsidized tickets are available.

Who Should Attend?

The Pooling Ideas forum is intended for the general public as well as researchers, decision-makers and program planners, staff and peer leaders.


Contact Jessica Kwik at jkwik@ontario.cmha.ca.

FORUM AGENDA (subject to change)

8:30 am

BREAKFAST, Registration, and Networking

9:00 am



Welcome and Introduction

“Minding Our Bodies: Update and Next Steps”

  • Scott Mitchell (CMHA Ontario)

Panel Discussion: Physical Activity Programs for Mental Health

  • Adventure in Recovery (Waterloo Regional Homes for Mental Health)
  • Habits for Health (Homewood Health Centre)
  • Passport to Health (Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services)
  • Yoga Program (Horizons for Youth)


Panel Discussion: Healthy Eating Programs for Mental Health

  • Fun with Food and Fitness (Centretown Community Health Centre)
  • Shovel to Spoon (CMHA Huron-Perth and the Local Community Food Centre)
  • Gardening, Healthy Eating, and Physical Activity (The Link - Mental Health Support Project)
  • Healthy Eating and Gardening Program (Across Boundaries and The Stop)

12:00 pm

LUNCH and Networking

1:00 pm


“Building Evaluation Capacity for Physical Activity and Healthy Eating Programs”

  • Dina Franchi (Franchi Consulting)

Breakout Group Discussion: “Where Do We Go from Here? Next Steps to Move Ideas Forward"


Active Movement Workshop

Wrap Up / Evaluations / Draw Prizes

4:00 pm

Have questions about Pooling Ideas? Contact Minding Our Bodies / Le corps en tête

When & Where

YWCA Elm Centre
87 Elm Street
Toronto, ON M5G 1X8

Friday, March 15, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Minding Our Bodies / Le corps en tête

Minding Our Bodies: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Mental Health is an initiative of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario, in partnership with the Echo: Improving Women's Health in Ontario, Mood Disorders Association of Ontario, Nutrition Resource Centre, YMCA Ontario and York University’s Faculty of Health, with support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care through the Healthy Communities Fund.

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