MDSC is very proud to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Spirit of Trust, an organization dedicated to supporting and standing by those impacted by maltreatment in sport. This partnership will provide educational resources, tools, and programs that will address and support the wide-ranging needs of Canadians by connecting expert resources and unique peer-to-peer programs to ensure lasting healing of the victims of harm. This partnership will provide a unique avenue for survivors of maltreatment to heal in a mental health-focused environment that aims towards holistic healing.


On Nov 21 and 22, the CEO of The Spirit of Trust attended the Center for Sport and Human Rights Sporting Chance Conference at the United Nations in Geneva in furtherance of this project. Stakeholders and experts from around the world gathered in Geneva to discuss human rights issues that exist across the world of sport, and shared their experience and knowledge in an effort to address and prevent maltreatment in sport. MDSC is pleased to partner with The Spirit of Trust’s incredibly inspiring and committed group of Canadian sport leaders, trainers and experts. This combination of MDSC programs and support, together with the innovative and survivor-led programs of The Circle of Trust, will provide accessible and meaningful mental health resources and solutions to those in need.


About the Mood Disorders Society of Canada:

The Mood Disorders Society of Canada was launched in 2001 to provide people with mood disorders, their families and caregivers a strong, cohesive voice at the national level on issues relating to mental health and mental illness. With particular regard to depression, bipolar disorder and other associated mood disorders, the MDSC aims to improve access to treatment, inform research, shape program development and government policy to improve the quality of life for people affected by mood disorders.