The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee of Niagara Falls is holding a community mental health event on Nov. 23, at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.
The free event will feature keynote speaker Valerie Pringle, one of Canada's most accomplished and popular television hosts, who will talk about why people should be mental health advocates.
The event will also feature representatives from local mental health, addictions and wellness organizations.
Pringle is also co-chair of the Trans Canada Trail Foundation and a member of the Foundation Boards for The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, The Ontario Brain Institute, the Stephen Lewis Foundation and The Canadian Broadcast Museum Foundation, as well as the spokesperson for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research.
The event is part of a larger teen mental wellness project made possible by the Ontario150 Partnership Program.
The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Committee has partnered with the District School Board of Niagara, Niagara Catholic District School Board, Niagara Region Public Health, Contact Niagara, Niagara Suicide Prevention Coalition, Pathstone Mental Health, and Community Addiction Services of Niagara to plan and implement the project.
There will be free parking, as well as snacks and refreshments available.
The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Pringle will speak at 7 p.m.