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MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': THE WOMEN & CHILDREN'S SHELTER OF BARRIE

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': THE WOMEN & CHILDREN'S SHELTER OF BARRIE

May 4 2021
The agency consists of a 27-bed crisis shelter along with Outreach services onsite. Approximately 1,000 women and children are assisted by the agency annually. In addition to shelter, staff provide individual and group counselling, legal information and support, court support, information about violence against women, referrals to other community and social services, and public education in the community.
MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A':  LINK OF HEARTS

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': LINK OF HEARTS

April 29 2021
And so, LINK OF HEARTS was born, a small company that offers products designed to create a movement raising awareness for depression, other mental illnesses, and mental health. Every product directly impacts a person struggling in silence, by providing a message of hope and contributing to ongoing aid and support for those who need it. 
MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': PROVINCE OF CANADA

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': PROVINCE OF CANADA

April 27 2021
PROVINCE OF CANADA started with just a couple kids from Canada who met in Montreal circa 2005. Julie grew up in a small Québec town and Jeremy in southern Ontario. They shared a love for graphic design and quality textiles, and it wasn’t long after getting married that they decided to quit their jobs and launch a Canadian brand with the goal of manufacturing every product in Canada.
MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q & A': CHEEKBONE BEAUTY COSMETICS

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q & A': CHEEKBONE BEAUTY COSMETICS

April 22 2021

During Cheekbone’s infancy, Jenn endured a heavy personal loss with the suicide of her brother B.J. This loss, though difficult, has remained a driving force behind the desire to see CHEEKBONE BEAUTY succeed with its mission, to empower Indigenous youth. Based out of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, CHEEKBONE BEAUTY is known for creating high quality, cruelty-free beauty products such as liquid lipsticks and complexion products including contour and highlight palettes. 

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': JAC+JO

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': JAC+JO

April 20 2021

Today, Jaclyn and Joanna collaborate in design and business and focus on making original pieces that our generation will live in comfortably. "We focus on making our pieces clean, simple, and unique."  As sisters, Jac and Jo are each other's strongest source of inspiration. A portion of JAC+JO sales will be donated to women's interest groups and cancer research organizations.

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': OM MATTERS

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': OM MATTERS

April 15 2021
After Founder, Tambra, found the ability to start following her own feelings and intuition, this led her to discovering her own true passion:  helping others live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.  She created OM MATTERS to use yoga practices and philosophies to provide people with the tools and inspiration to create positive and lasting change in their lives. 
MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': YOU ARE COLLECTIVE

MENTAL WELLNESS BOX 'Q&A': YOU ARE COLLECTIVE

April 13 2021
Distinguishing YOU ARE COLLECTIVE as a social enterprise wasn’t even a question.  They knew they wanted to give back and they wanted to be able to give all the brain power and human hours they could.  They donate a minimum of 10% of each item purchased to their #1MillionCampaign, which distributes funds across many organizations to provide a variety of counselling and mental health services across Canada.  
Our Story behind our new project: THE MENTAL WELLNESS BOX

Our Story behind our new project: THE MENTAL WELLNESS BOX

April 7 2021
I look towards the companies who do things differently, who create opportunities for themselves, who support those around them and in their community as they continue on their journey, who do their best each day to keep doing what they are doing.  And I celebrate them and support them.