MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - Girl Guides celebrate launch of new Mental Health program with event on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Girl Guides of Canada (GGC) is making the mental health of young girls a top priority. This month, GGC is launching Mighty Minds, a new national program created in collaboration with experts at The Psychology Foundation of Canada and Kids Help Phone focused on educating girls as young as five years old about mental health issues. Program participants will learn about mental health, address stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and develop skills to manage the ups and downs of daily life.

Mighty Minds on Parliament Hill is part of the national launch of GGC's Mighty Minds.



Mighty Minds on Parliament Hill                         


WHAT:

Parliamentarians and special guests will join with 250+ Girl Guides age 5 – 17 to mark the launch of Mighty Minds and participate in interactive stations promoting mental health awareness.

WHERE:

Sir John A MacDonald Building – Second Floor


144 Wellington St., Ottawa

WHEN:

Monday, January 30


Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m. (Speakers at 5:45 p.m.)

SPEAKERS:

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, women's empowerment and gender equality activist


The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women and Member of Parliament for Peterborough-Kawartha


Pamela Rice, Chief Commissioner, Girl Guides of Canada



 

SOURCE Girl Guides of Canada

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For further information: or to arrange an interview with Girl Guides of Canada, please contact: Sarah Kiriliuk, Girl Guides of Canada. Tel: (416) 487-5281, x241, Email: kiriliuks@girlguides.ca


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