The schedule for the evening will be as follows.
|5:45 pm||Doors Open|
|6:00 pm||Presentation in Gymnasium.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF STARTS WITH ME
Mike is a mental health & well-being advocate, speaker, and educator. He lived with many mental health challenges before entering recovery. Drawing from unique personal and family experiences, he shares a message of courage, hope, resilience, and joy.
Mike has a plethora of self-care practices he draws upon to encourage people to see how “We’re empowered by our experience, not inhibited” and to ‘Be the change you wish to see in the world.’ – Gandhi.
Mike founded Starts With Me as a platform to share his message. Working with schools, community service providers, hospitals, and businesses, Starts With Me launched the ‘State Of Mind’ Festival to support gaps in education and services along with empowering families and individuals to increase their capacity for well-being. Mike’s inspiration to improve system services comes from his experience as a family caregiver to his brother who lives with schizophrenia.
Currently, Starts With Me is partnered with the Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic District School board to deliver mental health talks, presentations, and workshops.
Mike is the parent of two young children, one of whom is now in the school system. His passion to help youth build resilience and well-being motivate his work with schools to support that development through k-12 education. Knowing we all have challenges, Mike continues to learn and develop his skills. He is studying a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology graduating in 2020 to further his expertise.
|6:45 pm||Welcome in Gymnasium
Prayer, Welcome, and In-troductions.
|7:05 – 7:20 pm||Period 1 Classroom|
|7:20 – 7:25 pm||Travel to Period 2|
|7:25 – 7:40 pm||Period 2 Classroom|
|7:40 – 7:45 pm||Travel to Period 3/4|
|7:45 – 8:00 pm||Period 3/4 Classroom|
|8:00 – 8:05 pm||Travel to Period 5|
|8:05 – 8:20 pm||Period 5 Classroom|
Print a copy or take a picture of your child’s timetable in order to attend each period class.
You can also visit https://webapps.hcdsb.org/sis/ to access timetables.
Thank you for coming and have a wonderful evening!!