Youth wellness pop-up event a success

Dear Editor: A phenomenal success! There’s no other way to describe the city’s first ever youth wellness pop-up event.

Organizers of the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub hosted the event for local youth on July 25th at Gillies Lake sports field.

Over 100 youth, ages 12-25 years old, participated in the day’s activities and shared their ideas about the Youth Wellness Hub, planned to launch in the Fall. Young people in our community are enthusiastically supportive of the proposed Youth Wellness Hub and are excited to be part of it.

Co-created by youth, the Youth Wellness Hub will be a safeinclusive, welcoming space for all youth in Timmins aged 12-25 years old to connect with others and access activities, resources and services that support their well-being.

Our event would not have been successful without the tremendous leadership of our team of youth connectors who planned and organized this event and worked tirelessly during the day gathering input from all the youth participants.

We also received incredible support from the following community partners who provided equipment, supplies, staff, volunteers and other resources. Thank-you! -District School Board Ontario North East -Conseil Scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario -Northeastern Catholic District School Board -Conseil Scolaire Catholique de district des Grandes Rivières -Collège Boréal -Northern College -Université de Hearst -Timmins Native Friendship Centre -Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre -United Way Northeast Ontario -Northeastern Ontario Family and Children’s Services -Kunuwanimano Child and Family Services -South Cochrane Addictions Services –CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming -Porcupine Health Unit -Timmins Family YMCA -City of Timmins -Timmins Police Service -Living Space -Timmins Learning Centre -Cochrane District Social Planning Council -The Venture Centre -Timmins BIA -Z Timmins Inc. -Employment Options/Options Emploi -David’s Tea -Science Timmins -Northern Industrial Services Group (NISG) -Timmins Museum NEC -Mattagami Region Conservation Authority -St. John Ambulance -Pound Workout Timmins -Touch of Heaven -Northern College Students Association -Boreal Food Studio -Timmins Garage Inc. -Porcupine Art Club -Dailey’s Your Independent Grocer -Tanya Walker, Holistic Healing

Our next event will be a Youth Wellness Hub Conversation Café for 16-25 years old. This free event will be held on Wednesday, August 8th from 7-9 p.m. at Christopher’s Coffee House. Pre-registration is required as space is limited to 24 participants.

Youth can register through Eventbrite:  Thank-you to everyone who took part in this first Youth Wellness Hub event! We are thrilled with the support we received. Stay tuned for future events

Anne Vincent




The Timmins Daily Press

August 3rd, 2018

Page: A4

Section: Opinion

Byline: Anne Vincent

Length: 406 words

Source: The Timmins Daily Press

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