Supporting employee mental health is a critical factor in increasing retention, impact and profit. It is also the right thing to do. Mental illness costs $50 billion each year in Canada. In this presentation, Michael provides audiences with tons of cheap, easy and free strategies to make mental health in the workplace approachable, practical and participatory. Learn how Michael and his team implemented innovative practices on a minimal budget to build a strong and caring culture empowering employees to take care of their mental health. This talk is jam-packed with real examples on how to build a strong culture while supporting mental health at work, beyond policy and beyond just spending money.d
Youth programs are too often designed by adults without asking young people what they want or need. This talk is filled with authentic community engagement strategies in building programs for youth by youth. Learn tangible strategies to engage young people and involve them in decision making. Through Hip-Hop based programs, Unity Charity created a movement to improve youth mental health empowering youth voice every step of the way. Learn practical strategies for building youth resilience, innovative outreach and building cross-sectoral partnerships supporting youth engagement and youth mental health.
Fundraising today is daunting with an increasingly competitive landscape. This presentation is JAM PACKED with tangible ways to “punch above your weight” with cheap, easy and free strategies to help you stand out in the clutter and raise money. Learn how Unity Charity built a movement raising over $7 million dollars through a diversified pool of funders. Gain ideas to better engage funders and increase chances of success. Don’t follow the crowd! Your unique values can help you in raising more money.