The objective of this project is to provide a safe, inclusive space for all youth in High River and surrounding areas to promote mental health. The project will result in the formation of a “High River Youth Mental Health Action Committee “and a “Youth Hub”. The hub will have regular drop-in times and meeting space, as well as events for youth to help develop mental health resilience skills, build confidence, and experience a sense of belonging and sense of contribution to the community. The project will involve a wide range of events and activities for youth, including community letter writing boxes, art murals, support groups, culture days, a film, music CD, and a 5km event.
Saw a strong increase in youth from divers cultural and sexual orientation coming together to work on projects and establish friendships. High River community saw engagement with the youth who were very visible in the community through mural paintings, cultural events, music events and connecting with one another.
High River, AB Canada
Individual Community Grant