Activities and Events

New video promotes mental health on and off the ice

This Time to Talk video was filmed locally to raise awareness about mental illness in youth. It encourages young people to talk about mental illness problems they experience, instead of hiding them.

Constructing Digital Reputations

The Child, Youth, and Family Studies Department hosted a talk on Constructing Digital Reputations one evening in Spring of 2011.    The Department has made this talk available on DVD for those students who would like to watch it if they did not have a chance to do so.

View the video here:


Robb Nash and band


On September 25, 2013, we hosted Robb Nash and Band. 

Robb Nash engages young people through the power of music and words, encouraging them to make positive life choices and lead lives of significance and purpose.  Following a life-threatening accident as a teenager, Robb Nash, lead singer and voice of the Robb Nash Project experienced anger, self-doubt and depression. After working through these issues and recovering from significant physical injuries, the highly acclaimed musician found his passion: connecting to young people with rock music and meaningful lyrics. 

Through personal stories, song and video, Robb sensitively deals with serious issues including drug and alcohol addiction, bullying, self-harm, depression and suicide. He inspires youth to stay hopeful, recognize their unique strengths and make positive choices.  Robb and his band tour across Canada performing more than 150 concerts each year in schools, detention centres, reservations and other venues.

For each of the past three years, the Robb Nash Project has presented live to over 50,000 young people. Robb also stays connected to his audience through Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and his website.  Audience feedback from students and educators consistently includes stories of remarkable personal breakthrough, realization of self-worth and personal growth. The Robb Nash Project is a message of strength and hope at a time when many youth need it most.

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