All are welcome to join us, participate and learn....girls, boys, parents, guardians...

anyone who wants to gain knowledge on these important issues and ensure 

our children have critical skills and knowledge to navigate their world.


Some content in these talks will not be suitable for young children. 

Talks are geared to youth, grades 6-12.

Hopewell's Celebrate Every Body Program

Mondays, Oct 21 – Nov 18

Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON)

Event Details

Hopewell's Celebrate Every Body Program

Introductory session for parents:  Oct 21, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Workshops: Mondays,  Oct 28 – Nov 18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm 

Glebe Community Centre


Celebrate EveryBody is an evidence-based prevention program for youth by Hopewell (Eastern Ontario’s only Eating Disorder Support Centre). The facilitator led information sessions include group discussions, private journaling and activities. Topics covered will include Navigating Relationships, Media and Peer Influence, Mental Health, Self-Esteem and Body Image, Coping and Resiliency


Youth will learn:

  • To respect the experiences of themselves and others Personal skills including self-awareness and self-monitoring, and adaptive, management and coping skills
  • Interpersonal skills including communication, relationship and social skills including healthy relationships, boundaries, social support and diverse ways to navigate peer interactions such as bullying, peer pressure and peer support
  • Healthy living skills including a holistic approach to mental and physical health.
  • Understanding health concepts and factors that contribute to healthy growth and development, making healthy choices and applying health knowledge to make decisions about personal health and well-being, and making connections to link personal health and well-being to others and the world around them
  • Critical and creative thinking skills including media literacy, activism and advocacy opportunities for themselves and others


Speakers:  Dr.Tina McInnes and Christine McPhail, R.D.

~Please note that this program is being presented by Hopewell and GCC.  There is a $75 registration fee for these sessions.

~Register through GNAG

Mondays, Oct 21 – Nov 18

Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Avenue, Ottawa ON)

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September 26, 2019

Self Esteem & Body Image - Celebrate EveryBody!

Glebe Community Centre

Event Details

September 26, 2019

Self Esteem & Body Image - Celebrate EveryBody!

A FREE presentation for parents/adults only (over 18yrs) to learn more about Celebrate EveryBody's prevention program to help youth/girls build self-esteem, develop a positive  relationship with food and their bodies, early intervention related to disordered eating, warning signs, and mental health support.

Speakers:  Dr.Tina McInnes and Christine McPhail, R.D.


Glebe Community Centre

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Teen Dating Violence / Sexual Assault, Coercion & Consent

Glebe Community Centre

Event Details

Wednesday May 22, 2019

Teen Dating Violence / Sexual Assault, Coercion & Consent

This event is now closed.

Speakers addressed the very sensitive and important topics on Sexual Assault, Teen Dating violence, Consent and Coercion in a manner that was appropriate for youth (male and female), with messages on healthy relationships, awareness/safety and responding. 

Speakers: 

Julie Lalonde is a dynamic and engaging speaker who has brought her messages about youth/teen relationships to schools across Ontario.  She connects with her audiences by providing new ways of thinking about relational situations with ideas that resonate with youth.  She approaches the topics of Sexual Assault, Consent and Coercion with honesty, with facts and with well-timed humour to make sure her audience gets it.  

Dr. Ann Farrell and Dr. Kirsty Lee will look specifically at teen dating violence in its various forms, the causes and consequences, and will provide tips on prevention.

Glebe Community Centre

Wednesday May 8

Bullying and Conflict Resolution

Glebe Community Centre

Event Details

Wednesday May 8

Bullying and Conflict Resolution

This event is now closed.  

Thanks you to the parents and children who attended.  Information on resources is now posted on our website.

Speakers:   University of Ottawa's Dr. Ann H. Farrell and  Dr. Kirsty S. Lee (Postdoctoral Fellows)



Glebe Community Centre

Monday, March 4, 2019

Drug use, and Canada's new marijuana laws

Manor Park Community Centre, 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa ON

Event Details

Monday, March 4, 2019

Drug use, and Canada's new marijuana laws

This event is now closed.


Speakers addressed the issues of popular drugs that currently affect youth in Ottawa.

This interactive session provided factual and current information to help youth make informed choices when it comes to using drugs, specifically marijuana and vaping. It also provided tools to manage peer pressure, and help youth find the words and reasons to defend their choices by teaching them about the affects of drug use on their mind and body, and how misuse and abuse can alter a life.

Ottawa Police Services addressed  Canada's new cannabis laws and what these changes mean for residents of Ontario.

Thanks to our Speakers:  Constable Stephanie Lemieux (Ottawa Police Services) and Constable Vianney Calixte (OPS, Manor Park's Community Officer), Wendy Robinson and  Adam Ozorak (Co-Chair), Drug-Free World (Ottawa).


A special thanks to our surprise guest speaker Jessie Luketa, Ottawa-raised Penn State football player, who started off the evening with important messages for young audience members on staying focused , determination and countering negative influences to reach your goals.

Manor Park Community Centre, 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa ON

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Drug use, and Canada's new marijuana laws

Glebe St. James Church, 650 Lyon St. S., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Z7

Event Details

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Drug use, and Canada's new marijuana laws

Registration is now closed.

Glebe St. James Church, 650 Lyon St. S., Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3Z7