We are committed to helping build healthy communities.
Michael Nolan and Andrew Gentile leading a sleep clinic at the Horizons Program. Upper Canada College, Toronto.
We are supporting and empowering youth.
By nurturing teens' emotional resilience and wisdom, we are helping build the elders of tomorrow today.
Locally, we collaborated for three years with the Horizons Program at Upper Canada College, teaching stress reduction, emotional intelligence and self-regulation skills to youth from priority neighbourhoods during the summer term.
Twice during the regular academic year at Upper Canada College we have taught on these same skills through online classes with grades 8 through 12.
In the Territory of Nunavut we are collaborating with non-profit organizations and governmental bodies to develop and teach holistic mental health approaches that are of benefit.
We are sharing skills through conversations.
We are in dialogue constantly learning, teaching, building networks of people committed to a holistic vision of healing for everyone everywhere. This year again we are honoured to be able to continue these conversations through our work with the Municipality of Cambridge Bay and their Youth Enrichment Program.
A group of teens taking part in the Youth Enrichment Camp in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut. (Kate Kyle/CBC)
Andrew Gentile with Susan Aglukark and the Arctic Rose Foundation team receiving a 2020 Arctic Inspiration Prize.
We are serving other Leaders in fulfilling their vision.
Andrew Gentile serves as Holistic Mental Health Specialist for the Arctic Rose Foundation's Messy Book Program. This program trains senior high school students as CALM (Community Artist Liaison and Mentor) Workers leading after school therapeutic arts programs in their home communities in the North.
In February 2020, The ARF was awarded a grant from the Arctic Inspiration Prize to expand on its programming and services.