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The Faces of ACCESS OM Campaign

It’s time to shine a spotlight on the people that make up the ACCESS Open Minds Network! We are calling out to everyone in our network to ask if there is someone at their site, on their councils or at central office that they feel should be highlighted as a ‘Face of ACCESS Open Minds’. If someone…

«404 Erreur de système : je ne suis pas un défaut de fabrication»

The launch of the short-film «404 Erreur de système: je ne suis pas un défaut de fabrication» was a real success. More than 40 people joined the young creators and members of the RIPAJ network in the Cirque Hors-piste chill space produced by youth creators from the ACCESS Open Minds RIPAJ network in collaboration with Coup d’éclats….

Premier of short film directed by young RIPAJ Montreal creators

Join us for the first Montreal screening of the short film « 404 Erreur de système : je ne suis pas un défaut de fabrication  »  (which translates to “404 System Error: I’m not a manufacturing defect”) made by youth in the ACCESS Open Minds RIPAJ network in collaboration with Coup d’éclats. This exceptional film is the…

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In the Media

Stories of troubled youth inspired Weir mental health campaign

Eight-time PGA Tour winner and 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir says that  “eye-opening” stories of troubled youth in his hometown of Sarnia, ON is what led him to launch a fundraising campaign for a youth mental health facility. The Mike Weir Foundation announced The Chip-In-Challenge for Mental Health last month to help build an ACCESS Open Minds facility for youth…

Mike Weir launches drive for ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site

Canadian golf pro Mike Weir recently launched a drive for the development of a new ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site. The Mike Weir Foundation has pledged to match donations up to $200,000 for an ACCESS Open Minds Sarnia site that would serve youth aged 11 to 25 in the community. “It’s almost like 7 out of 10 people…

Ulukhaktok youth can connect with their culture following rink transformation

Following the launch of their new youth space, Ulukhaktok youth can now better connect with their culture following the transformation of their old skating rink. Cabin Radio recently wrote an article on the launch of the new youth space in Ulukhaktok, NT. The article covers the transformation of the curling rink into a space for older youth…


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