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RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Attachment Parenting Canada Association is a non-profit support, information and advocacy organization for parents and caregivers. Information is provided on attachment parenting practices and child development.
The Dr. Jay Children’s Grief Centre is a unique organization, and one of the only of its kind in Ontario. We provide free counselling support and specialized programming to children, youth and families as they navigate the difficult journey of living with terminal illness, traumatic loss and grief. Our small team of dedicated counsellors and staff design and deliver support to young people impacted by illness, suicide, homicide and sudden death. All of our programs strive to support, educate and empower families to learn to live with loss and grief in a way that helps to make life feel manageable and meaningful again.
Our programs help to increase the resiliency of children, youth and families by supporting emotional literacy and family communication, building community and connection, reactivating social skills, promoting healthier relationships with family and peers, improving mental health and family systems, and decreasing the feelings of isolation and loneliness so common to the experience of living with terminal illness and grief.
Key Programs: One-on-one counselling for children/youth, Family Programming/Parenting Group/Information Sessions, Youth Program (peer support group & leadership training), Camp Erin (3day bereavement camp), Professional Education and Consultation.
CHADS' mission is to save young lives by advancing the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide. We work to eliminate the stigma associated with mental illness and the suicide of young people, facilitate healing in the community, and instill hope in families struggling with mental illness or suicide.
CHADS offers school outreach programs, community awareness presentations and classes as well as family support programs to advance the awareness and prevention of depression and suicide. Additionally, CHADS holds events each year (trivia night in March, Kids Walking for Kids in May and a walk/run in the fall) to raise awareness and funds for mental health.
Bullies to Buddies is dedicated to Turning Victims into Victors — Without Anyone’s Help and Without Getting Anyone in Trouble. Offers free manuals for victims of bullying, teachers and parents. You can also vist our store.
Parenting Safe Children empowers adults to keep children safe from sexual abuse. We educate parents and professionals through the Parenting Safe Children Workshop (online and in- person), where participants learn what makes children vulnerable to sexual abuse; how to talk with schools, sports programs, day care and places of faith about child safety; and what body- safety rules to teach children.
Feather Berkower, LCSW, has been a leader in child sexual abuse prevention since 1985. Using a community-based approach, she has trained over 150,000 school children, parents, and professionals. Feather makes a difficult topic less scary, and consistently impresses audiences with her knowledge, commitment, and warmth. Feather is also the co-author of Off Limits, a parenting book with easy-to-follow guidelines for making children, homes, and communities off limits to child sexual abusers.
ABCD: After Breast Cancer Diagnosis provides “FREE,” personalized information and one-to-one support to those affected by breast cancer – patients, families and friends. Trained and professionally supported volunteer survivors and co-survivors help those battling breast cancer,
from the newly diagnosed to those in treatment and beyond.
The mission of our schizophrenia association is: to improve the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research.
The Schizophrenia Society of Canada is a national registered charity that has been in operation since 1979.
We work with 10 provincial societies to help individuals with schizophrenia and their families have a better quality of life while we search for a cure. At SSC we are committed to:
Raising awareness and educating the public to help reduce mental disorders stigma and discrimination
Supporting families and individuals
Advocating for legislative change and improved schizophrenia treatment and mental health services
Supporting research through the SSC Foundation and other independent efforts.
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The mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to be an effective resource in the prevention and elimination of eating disorders through education, support, and advocacy. We offer a variety of free support groups, drop-in services, and free educational presentations. Please see our website for more information on our current offerings.