Current Projects – Wisdom2Action

We are excited to share with you some of the projects that we have on the go in 2019, including opportunities to connect and engage in Nova Scotia: 

  • February 1 – Passionate about ending gender-based and intimate partner violence? Join us at the MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning (Dartmouth) for this by-youth, for-youth engagement event.

  • March 15 – Join an important conversation on mental health for post-secondary students at Dalhousie University

  • March 27 & 28 – Save the Date as we bring the Vanier Institute’s National Conference to Nova Scotia!

  • Upcoming: Watch this space for online and in-person consultations on how to support community-based organizations working in youth mental health in Nova Scotia

Wisdom2Action is working on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada to identify the priorities of young people, LGBTQ2+ youth in particular, aged 15-24, on the subject of gender-based violence.

We are conducting a survey that you can find here:  English  and French

Alongside this survey, we will be conducting in-person consultations in a number of regions across Canada to provide opportunities for more in-depth conversations and data-collection. If you or an organization in your community are interested in hosting a consultation in your region, please contact our project coordinator, Fae Johnstone.

Halifax Regional Municipality > February 1  > More info

Ottawa > February 15 >  More info

A group of LGBTQ2+ youth will be working with us to review results from the survey, in-person consultations and other data collection initiatives.

Results from the survey, in-person consultations and other data collection initiatives will be rolled into a report that will be delivered to the Public Health Agency of Canada to help inform their work moving forward on Gender-Based Violence and help create a for youth by youth product.

All participants will be entered into a draw to win one of six $25 Amazon gift cards!

New Nova Scotia project – Connecting with community-based organizations who support youth mental health in Nova Scotia

Wisdom2Action is working on behalf of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness to understand better understand who is doing what work in youth mental health in Nova Scotia. Watch our website and social media for a province-wide survey and in-person social innovation labs in the next couple of months.

W2A is pleased to be working with the Student’s Commission of Canada on their project “Be the Program” to better understand the current needs and resources in different communities with regards to healthy relationships, teen dating violence and gender-based violence. Halifax consultation for youth by youth on February 1 – sign up here!

W2A is working with the Mental Health Commission of Canada to undertake consultations on the development of a National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety for post-secondary students.  Watch for a Halifax consultation on March 15 at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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