Author: Karen Copeland
It’s hard for me to believe it’s been two years since I started the Champions Facebook page. I can well remember how I felt at the time – I had this intense drive inside of me to do more (well, to be honest, I still do!).
I started the Champions Facebook page because I wanted to create an online space for people in my community to learn more about mental health and wellness. I saw an opportunity to make a difference and I grabbed hold of it tight.
The intent of the Champions page has definitely changed over the past two years – away from local events to become more broadly focused on topics and issues that affect us, no matter where we live in the world. And the Champions audience reflects this, with readers from many different countries as well as Canada and my home province of British Columbia.
I encourage all of you to look at your impossible situations as opportunities. I never would have imagined how this one small step of creating a Facebook page would lead to where it has. Thank you to all the Champions readers! Together, we will continue making a difference for children, youth and families in our communities.