Mighty Minds

Mighty Minds is Girl Guides of Canada’s comprehensive new mental health programming for girls in every branch. Mighty Minds is designed to help girls develop positive mental health skills they can use to cope with the challenges they may face in their daily lives, while addressing the stigma that exists around mental health and mental illness in our society.

Shine a Light on Mental Health

shine a light on mental health

Saturday, January 21

Please join Girl Guides of Canada at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square on January 21, 5:30pm-6:30pm for Shine a Light on Mental Health. Help bring awareness to mental health and celebrate the launch of Mighty Minds.

Pamela Rice, our Chief Commissioner, will lead a symbolic candle lighting ceremony, spreading the light of mental health awareness and marking the launch of Mighty Minds – followed by guest speakers Olympic medal winner Cheryl Pounder, a mental health specialist from Kids Help Phone and a Guider.

Guiders, please encourage your unit to participate. This is a great way to get outdoors with the girls, as well as easing them into the new programming. Don’t forget to show your spirit by wearing any and all Girl Guides swag (toques, scarves, etc.).

Can’t make it to your provincial or regional Shine a Light on Mental Health event but still want to participate in the launch? Click here for an Event Consideration list to help you host and run your own!

Program Materials

Additional Mental Health Resources

GGC’s Mental Health Resource offers a variety of contacts for girls and Guiders found nationally and provincially that can provide additional information and resources on various mental health topics.

Kids Help Phone – numerous resources and tools available for girls, Guiders and parents.

If you are a young person who needs support, you can reach out to Kids Help Phone's professional counsellors by calling 1-800-668-6868 or visiting kidshelpphone.ca. Their service is free, anonymous, confidential, and available 24/7/365.

The Psychology Foundation of Canada – resources available for Guiders and parents on a variety of topics including many resources related to stress in children and youth.