Parenting

Celebrating BC Youth Week!

Author: Karen Copeland May 1 marks the kickoff of BC Youth Week! This week is an annual celebration of youth across the province of British Columbia. Hundreds of events are taking place in multiple communities - most of these events are planned by and for youth. Champions for Community Mental Wellness is pleased to be… Continue reading Celebrating BC Youth Week!

Advocacy, Champions, Education

Guest Post: The Power of A School Wide Experience

There is a quote from Jane Goodall that says: "You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." At the beginning of May, I was invited to speak to… Continue reading Guest Post: The Power of A School Wide Experience

Parenting

The Journey From There to Here

Author: Karen Copeland This article was originally published in the Fall 2016 edition of Okanagan Family Magazine. The Journey from There to Here “I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I’ve ended up where I needed to be.” Douglas Adams If there is one guarantee in life it is… Continue reading The Journey From There to Here

Champions, Education, Parenting

Shifting from Awareness to Acceptance

Author: Karen Copeland I've been thinking a lot about awareness lately, and reflecting on how our family has moved from a place of awareness to a place of acceptance. I thought about those times when people were "aware" of the challenges we were experiencing but this did not necessarily translate into "acceptance". In one of… Continue reading Shifting from Awareness to Acceptance