Media Advisory - Join Centennial College on Sept. 21 for unveiling of a Friendship Bench for student mental health

TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Members of the media are warmly invited to join representatives from Centennial College and the Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench for the unveiling of a yellow Friendship Bench and launch of the #YellowIsForHello student mental health program on campus.



Wednesday, September 21


11:30 welcome, program begins 12 noon


Story Arts Centre Courtyard, Centennial College

951 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto


Nate Horowitz, Dean, School of Communications, Media, Arts & Design, Centennial College

Ann Buller, President, Centennial College

Steven Ruhinda, Counselling Coordinator, Centennial College

Sam Fiorella, Managing Director, Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench

Photo opportunities and one-one-one interviews with representatives will be available immediately following the bench unveiling.

About The Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench
The mandate of the Lucas Fiorella Friendship Bench is to connect students dealing with mental health issues, and who are unsure or unable to ask for help, with campus resources and other students willing to help or listen. The yellow benches being installed on high school and university campuses across Canada serve as a visual reminder of the importance of mental health awareness and conversations among students.  

About Centennial College
Established in 1966, Centennial College is Ontario's first public college primarily serving the eastern portion of the Greater Toronto Area through four campuses. It has a record of exemplary teaching, innovative programming and extensive partnership building. With enrolments of 20,000 full-time students and 20,000 part-time learners, Centennial is recognized as one of the most culturally diverse post-secondary institutions in Canada. It offers more than 250 diploma, certificate and degree programs in business, media, community and consumer services, engineering technology, health care and transportation.

SOURCE Centennial College

For further information: Scott Hosmer, Marketing and Communications Officer, Centennial College, School of Communications, Media, Arts & Design, 416-289-5000 ext. 8506,


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