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Youth in Action

Minding Our Bodies / Le corps en tête

Friday, February 15, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

Youth in Action

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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
Youth/Student Leaders Ended Free CA$0.00

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Youth in Action: Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Mental Health

This forum is intended for program managers, decision makers, frontline workers and youth leaders in community organizations serving young people at risk of, or living with, mental health and addiction issues.

Explore the role of physical activity and healthy eating in mental health promotion and recovery from mental illness

  • Hear from program leaders who run recovery-focused physical activity and healthy eating programs.
  • Learn about strategies, resources and new opportunities to promote mental health.
  • Network with other organizations serving at-risk youth in the Thunder Bay region.

Space is limited. Please register early!

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

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

Traditional Prayer and Drumming Circle

  • Morris Shapwaykeesic and Ka-Na-Chi-Hih youth drumming group

“Making the Case for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity for Mental Health”

  • Scott Mitchell (CMHA Ontario)

"YouThrive: Supporting Communities to Create Places Where All Youth Thrive"

  • Gail Glatt (CMHA Ontario)


“The Teen Run Group Therapy Program: Remove Stigma  Engage, Adapt  RUN!”

  • Dan McGann (Child and Family Services, Credit Valley Hospital)

12:00 pm

LUNCH and Networking

1:00 pm


“A Balanced Approach to Health and Wellness: Understanding Body Image and Weight-Related Disorders”

  • Karen DeGagne (Northwest Regional Eating Disorder Program)
  • Janice Piper (Thunder Bay District Health Unit)


Panel: Improving Access to Healthy Living Resources in the Thunder Bay Region

  • Erin Beagle (Roots to Harvest)
  • Linda Bruins (Evergreen a United Neighbourhood)
  • Marlene Wright (Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport)
  • Karling Zaporzan (Thunder Bay District Health Unit)

Roundtable Discussion: “Where Do We Go from Here? Exploring New Program and Partnership Opportunities”

Wrap Up

4:00 pm

Have questions about Youth in Action? Contact Minding Our Bodies / Le corps en tête

When & Where

Ka-Na-Chi-Hih Gymnasium
1700 Dease St
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 5H4

Friday, February 15, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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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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