Ensure Hopeful Futures – Support our Match for Hope

Dear Supporters,

Please join our Match for Hope campaign and double your impact!  From today to May 31st, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar* by our generous partners and will most definitely enable us to continue our vital work to bring Eli’s Place to fruition.

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What is PTSD?

You’ve likely heard about soldiers who return from deployment and develop PTSD. The movies show them returning home, and when fireworks go off in the background, it triggers an anxiety attack. While this scenario is realistic for many Canadian veterans, they aren’t the only ones who live with this condition. Keep reading to learn more about PTSD. 

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Emerging from the pandemic stronger

We emerge from a year of unprecedented pandemic-related challenges stronger and closer to opening the doors of Eli’s Place. We’re thrilled to share the vital work that you made possible.

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Finding What Speaks to You: Poetry as Therapy

How apt that the theme of Poetry Month 2021 is resilience. The League of Canadian Poets has lots to explore on its website including the popular “Poem in Your Pocket Day” which falls on April 29th. How wonderful that Canada has a League of Canadian Poets!

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The Realities of Compassion Fatigue 

In the spring of 2018, I attended my first mental health conference at Queen’s University led by their Jack.org chapter. At the time, I was grieving the recent suicide of my best friend and starting to become passionate about mental health advocacy. After a few group workshops and presentations, one keynote speaker came on stage to talk to us about “compassion fatigue”- two words that instantly changed my life.

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