Home > Upcoming Programs > Community Care – Equipping Leaders to Support Youth & Young Adult Mental Health
15 November, 2019
5:00 PM
Tatamagouche Centre, 259 Loop Route 6, RR#3 NS


Nov 15 – Nov 17, 2019 Friday 5:00 PM – Sun 2:00 PM

Leaders in youth and young adult programming have noted a rise in mental health concerns among young people. Are you in a leadership role with a community organization, camp, or church, looking for ways to build safe(r) spaces that benefit young people’s mental wellbeing? Join us for a weekend of engaged learning to explore how we might equip leaders to create communities of care, fostering resilience and wellbeing among young people.

Through experiential learning, we will dive into play and community building as key factors in supporting mental health among youth & young adults. Using a strengths-based approach, we will equip participants with facilitation tools to take home, as well as reflect on what it looks like to embody social justice values in our work. Come join us – let’s play & learn together!

Program Cost:

We work hard to make our programs accessible, while ensuring that the true costs are covered.

When we get grant funding towards our programs, we name the true cost of the program in order to allow those who are able to pay this cost. If you need financial support, we really would like to receive your application as early as possible.

Program Pricing:

A request for a single room adds $50 to the overall program cost. No accommodation required (if you are staying nearby) reduces the overall program cost by $80. 

True Program Cost: $545 (includes tuition, meals & accommodation in double occupancy).

Can’t Afford It? In your application you will be asked to identify how much you are able to pay. We seeking funding to make sure this program is accessible. If you would like to help support others to participate, please make a donation!

Ride-sharing support available.



Leadership Anna White

Anna White Anna White is the Camp Director for UBC CampOUT! a summer camp for LGBTQ2S+ youth ages 14 – 21 from across BC and the Yukon. She works with a diverse team to create radically inclusive spaces for inter-generational community building and fun campy times in nature! She is passionate about creating opportunities for folks of all ages to develop leadership skills, build self-esteem, foster hope and resilience, and connect with community and resources to support health and well-being (physical, mental, social, sexual, educational, and spiritual). When she’s not collaborating with folks on intersectional community development that sparks positive social change you may find her talking to her plants, working on art projects, singing, hiking in the forest with her pup or reading sci-fi/fantasy to fuel her imagination.

Leadership Amy Crawford

Amy Crawford is the Team Leader for Faith Formation and Mission with the General Council of The United Church of Canada, and has program responsibilities for children, youth, and young adults. She is also a trainer in the Godly Play method of faith formation and spiritual direction for children, and has provided training throughout Canada and around the world. Amy has a passion for play and how it feeds mind, body, and spirit, as well as a deep concern for the mental well-being of children and youth.

Leadership Lauren King

Lauren King is a facilitator and organic farmer living on the traditional unceded territory of Mi’kma’ki, on PEI. Lauren is passionate about exploring healing, resilience, and embodied transformation. Lauren loves good food, moments of magic in community, and their feisty orange kitten PJ.


Funding for this program is offered by:

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