About Children's Mental Health Week 2017



Children's Mental Health Week aims to decrease stigma, build awareness of child and youth mental health challenges, as well as remind us that treatment and strategies are available to help. 

It is often cited that “1 in 5 children and youth have a mental health challenge.” This means that approximately 500,000 children and youth live with these challenges every day. Children’s Mental Health Week (May 1 – 7, 2017) is about breaking down stigma and celebrating these young Ontarians.

The Volunteer Organization of CPRI (VOCPRI) and the Child and Parent Resource Institute (CPRI) are planning a social media and video campaign called #500kSTRONG to celebrate the strengths of young people who live with mental health challenges.

Youth partners from all across Ontario have been invited to record a video to Buffy Sainte Marie’s song “We Are Circling.” A compliation video will be released on May 2, 2017 at 6:00 PM.  The goal for this campaign is to come together to generate excitement and start the social media push to get 500,000 views of the video over the next year (one view to represent every child and youth in Ontario who has a mental health challenge).

Thank you to our partners for sharing your strengths with Ontario:

  • Antler River Public School (West)
  • Getting Possibilities Started, G.P.S. (West)
  • Ignite (Central)
  • Kingston New Mentality Group (East)
  • Libby's Place (Toronto Region)
  • SNAP (Toronto)
  • YOUNION (North)
  • Youth Empowerment Team, Y.E.T. (West)
  • Youth Engagement, Y.E. (West)

For more information about the Volunteer Organization of CPRI, please visit vocpri.ca 

For more information about CPRI, please visit cpri.ca