Social Isolation

WE SUPPORT
YOUTH DROP-IN PROGRAM: TILBURY SOLID ROCK CAFÉ
& YOUTH DROP-IN PROGRAM: DRESDEN SIDESTREETS YOUTH CENTRE
Victims of harassment report a loss of interest in school activities, more absenteeism, lower quality schoolwork, lower grades, and more skipping/dropping classes, tardiness and truancy. We need to do better. Each year, an average of 325 youth (aged 11-18) become involved in productive activities and interactions that build self-esteem, positive outcomes, and learn skills to help recognize and stop bullying.

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FROM ISOLATION TO INCLUSION PROGRAM: NEW BEGINNINGS ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY AND STROKE RECOVERY ASSOCIATION
DID YOU KNOW ...
The annual incidence of acquired brain injuries is greater than that of Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer combined?
The effects of an acquired brain injury often include experiencing difficulty with social and work relationships and isolating oneself. We’re working to change that. Each year, an average of 85 individuals who have experienced a stroke or acquired brain injury, receive support to promote healthy and active living to be able to remain independent and connected, either in their own homes or in supportive housing.
Source: Brain Injury Can Happen to Anyone. Brain Injury Canada, 2019.

WE SUPPORT
PEER & HOME-BASED SUPPORT: CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND
DID YOU KNOW ...
75% of all vision loss can be prevented or treated if detected early, yet only 3 in 10 Canadians go for eye exams once every five years or less to check for eye disease?
The complete loss or the deterioration of existing eyesight can feel frightening and overwhelming, which can affect someone’s ability to maintain their independence, retain employment, and provide for themselves and their families. We’re working to help prevent that. Each year, approximately 50 individuals who are blind or partially sighted receive vision rehabilitation services, resource information, advocacy and emotional support necessary to adjust to their vision loss and remain active and vibrant members of their community.
Source: The Federal Role in Eye Health and Vision Care. Canadian Association of Optometrists, 2018.

HELP MAKE SOCIAL ISOLATION
#UNIGNORABLE