Bell Lets Talk Mental Health

Bell Let’s Talk is a campaign created by the Bell Canada to raise awareness about the stigma surrounding mental illness. On January 29, 2020 this campaign raised 7.7 million dollars for mental health initatives. Several resources exist online, over the phone and in person for those who need help. Attached is a list of links to suicide and crisis hotlines, and resources available in Grey and Bruce County dedicated to the prevention of suicide and mental health supports.

Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868

Canadian Mental Health Association Grey Bruce

Mental Health Crisis Line of Grey Bruce 1-877-470-5200

Crisis Services Canada 1-833-456-4566 text 45645

Wes for Youth Online I need Immediate Help

Good2Talk 1-866-925-5454

EarlyON Child and Family Centres

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EarlyON Child and Family Centres offer free programs to parents/caregivers and their children from birth to six years of age. These community hubs welcome all families to participate in quality programs that foster healthy child development, strengthen adult-child relationships and support parent education. EarlyON programs provide play based learning for children through play, song, games, sensory and creative experiences. These opportunities allow children to develop their social and emotional skills, reach developmental milestones and begin their journey of lifelong learning. All Centres are staffed with qualified professionals. To access information and on local EarlyOn Centres visit the Children’s Services web sites for Grey County and Bruce County

Georgian College is hosting an Open House on Saturday Feb 8, 2020 at all seven campuses including the Owen Sound, ON location. Anyone that would like to apply to Georgian College can do so for FREE at this event. During the Open House the public can take a campus tour and hear about the full and part-time programs as well as online learning opportunities. Learn about financial aid, awards and scholarships and visit student services ask about the supports that they offer students. Everyone that attends this event can apply for a chance to win up to $5000 to put towards a tuition! Complete the online Career assessment called Career Match before attending, to discover what program interest you. To find out about applying to an Ontario College and important deadlines for applications link into Ontario College.

Financial Literacy Course

The McGill Personal Finance Essentials is a FREE, online financial literacy program that is accessible to everyone. This course was developed by Canadian companies hoping to help Canadians to develop the knowledge and tools required to make good financial decisions. If you would like to learn more about budgeting, borrowing money, real estate and investing this may be a valuable program to consider. To learn more about ways you can take charge of your personal finances link into McGill Personal Finance Essentials.