Plate Story Series: #ConvoPlate 219

  66 passes, 19 cities, 16,239 miles… that’s just a taste of how far #ConvoPlate 219 has travelled.      In May of 2016, students of Assumption Catholic Secondary School organized the production of Beneath Our Skin. Written and directed by students of Assumption, Beneath Our Skin is a play devoted to raise awareness of and support the mental and emotional well-being of youth. … Continue reading Plate Story Series: #ConvoPlate 219

Plate Story Series: #ConvoPlate 292

  The Clipper Round the World Race is unlike no other. It is the only race in the entire world that consists of eleven identical yachts, each accompanied by its own skipper to guide the Clipper crew through the race. It gets even more interesting when you hear who is sailing the 70-foot watercrafts. With … Continue reading Plate Story Series: #ConvoPlate 292

Plate Story Series: #ConvoPlate 205

  The students of Ms. Buchmann’s class at Kirkland Lake District Composite School had one goal in mind for #ConvoPlate 205, designed by Bea Calingasan: get Canadian CBC television personality, Rick Mercer, to come to their school and pass him the plate. The students received the plate from MP Charlie Angus in May of 2016, after the school … Continue reading Plate Story Series: #ConvoPlate 205

Keeping the Conversation Going

  “We met the Burlington Foundation, and we met a team of caring and compassionate individuals that really helped us get our thoughts organized.” – Brian Hansell, President of the Paul Hansell Foundation   In partnership with the Burlington Community Foundation (BCF), the Paul Hansell Foundation Fund was established in memory of Paul Hansell, who … Continue reading Keeping the Conversation Going

Plate Story Series: #ConvoPlate 111

  On September 26, 2016, TERRA Garden Centre Waterdown joined forces with the Paul Hansell Foundation to take part in the #ConvoPlate initiative. TERRA was excited to join in on the mental health conversation by designing seven plates, each hand painted with a positive message.    “I think mental awareness and mental health is really on … Continue reading Plate Story Series: #ConvoPlate 111

#ConvoPlate Painting with Routes Youth Centre

At Routes Youth Centre, we like to think of ourselves as a hub. Youth from all over Dundas Ontario come to Routes for many different reasons; the majority of which all begin with a conversation. Routes Youth Centre is a drop in and mentoring centre for youth aged 8-19. We spend our days engaging in … Continue reading #ConvoPlate Painting with Routes Youth Centre

Brock Paints #ConvoPlates

  A group of Brock University students travelled to Burlington yesterday to paint #ConvoPlates for our Foundation. This particular group is from the student club Active Minds which raises mental health awareness on campus and in the community. They were eager to paint and the plates they produced were both imaginative and beautiful! Though it … Continue reading Brock Paints #ConvoPlates

Youth Dance for Mental Health

On Friday Oct 14th, 32 Ottawa youth (ages 6 to 18) will dance to support their mental health. #DanceIsMyExpression is a night of youth choreographed dance in support of mental health. The night will feature dance pieces choreographed by Ottawa youth between the ages of 6 and 18 that are expressive of something they wanted … Continue reading Youth Dance for Mental Health

Dance for Mental Health

Do you have something to share with the world? The Paul Hansell Foundation is hosting a night of youth choreographed dance to give YOU the opportunity to share your story with the world. TO APPLY: Submit the application form to by Monday August 1st. #DanceIsMyExpression Application Form Any style of dance is welcome! Ages 5 to … Continue reading Dance for Mental Health