what we do.

  1. Starts with Students
    At Open Arms, our goal is to fight back against youth mental health stigma in Canada and to get all students in Canada involved. We work with students at high schools and universities across Canada to share our message and create real change.
  2. Learning More.
    When we talk with students, our starting point is to discuss and share the current staggering mental health numbers in Canada. You can learn more about these numbers here.
  3. Signing a Pledge
    At Open Arms we wanted to encourage tangible action created by students themselves and this is why we created a pledge system. When you sign a pledge with Open Arms, you are pledging to start a conversation with a friend or loved one about their mental health.
  4. Open Arms has created an annual event that will showcase the terrific work of our volunteers and spread our message further. Annually, Open Arms will be planning a 5 day event and we're calling it; 5 Days. 5 Steps. Learn more about our event and how you can participate here.
Sign the Pledge
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