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20 April 2020

How children inspired me to turn a 3-year volunteer position into 30 years of giving.

In the depths of winter in 1989, I was outside with my 4 and 5-year-old daughters playing in the snow with some of the neighbourhood kids, when I was approached by the mother of one of them. She asked if I would be interested in a part time position working with children and youth who […]

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17 October 2018

Cannabis Legalization: What Youth & Young Adults Need to Know

Written by: Skylark’s Peer Youth Harm Reduction Team Skylark’s Peer Youth Harm Reduction Team is composed of peer youth ages 16-24 who work to support Skylark in creating space for young people to talk about drugs, sex and sex work. This blog post aims to address misconceptions about cannabis legalization, as well as, inform youth […]

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15 October 2018

Myths/Facts about Cannabis

Written by: Skylark’s Peer Youth Harm Reduction Team Skylark’s Peer Youth Harm Reduction Team is composed of peer youth ages 16-24 who work to support Skylark in creating space for young people to talk about drugs, sex and sex work. This blog post aims to challenge stigma and offer unbiased information for/about people who engage […]

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15 August 2018

Staff Spotlight: Rory Grant

The Staff Spotlight Series features dedicated staff at Skylark who have made a lasting impact in the community. We explore what motivates our staff to do the amazing work they do every day. Meet Rory Grant, Administrative Assistant & Receptionist at Skylark’s YouthCan Impact walk-in clinic. What has been your experience at Skylark so far? […]

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27 July 2018

Staff Spotlight: Dale Callender

The Staff Spotlight Series features dedicated staff at Skylark who have made a lasting impact in the community. We explore what motivates our staff to do the amazing work they do every day. Meet Dale Callender, Skylark’s In-School Counsellor at Northern Secondary School. What is your role as an in-school counsellor? Dale works in collaboration […]

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7 May 2018

Skylark at MLSE Launchpad: An Innovative Approach to Accessible Counselling

Written by David Cho, Individual and Family Therapist at Skylark based at MLSE LaunchPad. Skylark’s counsellors are integrated with life at MLSE LaunchPad. Skylark is excited about our recent partnership with MLSE Launchpad! This partnership is an innovative way of engaging with the community, while promoting the connection between healthy bodies and healthy minds. What […]

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