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Suicide is the leading health-related cause of death for young people in Canada. 1 in 7 young people in Canada report having suicidal thoughts. This year, 150,000 will act on their thoughts by attempting suicide, and, for many the attempt will be fatal.

Things need to change. And we are leading the way. is Canada's only charity training and empowering young leaders to revolutionize mental health in every province and territory. We're working towards a Canada where all young people understand how to take care of their own mental health and look out for each other.

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  • There’s too much to discuss. Too much to get done.

    The cold winds of Montreal can certainly leave a chill inside your bones. Winter in Québec provides lots of snow with very little sun...and that can make a Saturday morning in January the perfect time to stay cozy in bed. But not for Young Leaders. There’s too much to discuss.... Read more »

  • Be There: It's About Time exists and we need to use it.

    Kenzie Brenna is a 29 year old self love enthusiast, mental health advocate and actress from Toronto. Kenzie has struggled with an eating disorder and body image issues over the years but now uses her experience to educate others. She uses social media as a transparency... Read more »

  • I hadn't have even considered going to the walk-in...

    "Without Esther's suggestion that a doctor could help me in ways she could not, I wouldn't have even considered going to the walk-in. And without Ann's support and presence at the clinic, I may not have had the courage to walk through the door." Lying on my couch sobbing, I called Esther.... Read more »

  • We asked the LGBTQ2S+ community in our network to share...

    "Solitude and personal reflection are really important for me to figure out what's going wrong and what I can do to better myself to put my own happiness first.” This Pride Month, we asked the LGBTQ2S+ community within our network to share their experiences as part of both the queer and... Read more »

  • Growth is Not Enough.

    A word from Eric Windeler, Founder & Executive Director of

    Each and every year, we’ve been lucky enough to report on the significant expansion of’s programs across Canada, and this year is no exception. Each of our programs grew by more than 30%, and we launched our most ambitious project yet—Be There—which has already seen over 100,000 unique... Read more »