EITR Campaign

EITR News

Posters for Download

Letter (8.5"x11")
Workplace | Classroom

Ledger (11"x17")
Workplace | Classroom

Poster (17"x23")
Workplace | Classroom

Additional Resources

Brochure (PDF)
Webpage of resources (link

MDSC Mental Health Awards

Outstanding contribution to mental health education and anti-stigma activities

Anti-Stigma Events

Free Your Spirit (June 4, 2011)

Elephant in the Room Campaign Participants

University of New Brunswick partners with MDSC on Elephant In The Room

March 24th, 2017|0 Comments

I am very happy to announce that the University of New Brunswick has partnered with us on our Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental health at the school. Too often, people [...]

Lakefield College Brings Attention to Mental Health Issues

June 12th, 2016|0 Comments

I am very happy to announce that Lakefield College has partnered with us on our Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental health at the school. Too often, people are afraid of [...]

Wilkens Health & Safety Solutions Raises Workplace Mental Health Awareness

June 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Phil Upshall MDSC National Executive Director is very happy to announce that Wilkens Health and Safety Solutions has partnered with us on our Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental health in [...]

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Keyano College

We are happy to announce that Students’ Association of Keyano College @KeyanoSA (Facebook) has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local school. PDF

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St Francis Xavier University Student's Union

We are happy to announce that St Francis Xavier University Student`s Union has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local school.

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Rocky Lake Junior High School

We are happy to announce that Rocky Lake Junior High School has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local school.

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Trent Central Student Association at Trent University

We are happy to announce that Trent Central Student Association (TCSA) at Trent University has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raising awareness about mental illness in their community by posting EITR posters at their local university.

 

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Save Our Minds, Sisler High School

We are happy to announce Save Our Minds team from Sisler High School (Winnipeg, Manitoba) has partnered with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, not only to raise awareness about mental illness in the classroom but also in digital spaces. Read more here: PDF

 SOM EITR  As part of this collaboration, Save Our Minds has created an augmented-reality (AR) mobile application. The creation of this mobile application will allow its users to scan our Elephant in the Room antistigma elephant (left), enhanced with Layar (app), which when passed over with a smart phone will initiate digital content linking to MDSC anti-stigma education and resources.

Check out Sisler's Elephant in the Room Campaign Video here: Video
Learn more about the makings of this collaborative pilot project on the Save Our Minds blog here: Blog

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Arts and Science Undergraduate Society,
Queen's University

We are happy to announce our partnership with the students of the Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) at Queen's University. Mental health impacts each and every student in the Queen's community and beyond.

As part of this collaboration, ASUS is piloting the inaugural MDSC youth chapter.

Through this initiative, we aim to eliminate the stigma associated with mental health through a variety of creative programming. Together, we can create a safe and open environment free of discrimination!Learn more via Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

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Waterloo Catholic District School Board

We are happy to announce that our fifth school board in Ontario has joined the Elephant in the Room Campaign. The Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB) has implemented this initiative raising awareness about mental illness in the workplace, and in the classroom. Read more here: PDF

Check out their Elephant in The Room Campaign video here: Video

Take a listen! An interview by Amanda Warne of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board about the Elephant in the Room anti-stigma campaign: Link

 Sudbury We are very pleased to announce that all four of the school boards in Sudbury plus the Northern Ontario Suicide Prevention Network announced simultaneously, their adoption of our Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign.  These new partners are:

- Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario
- Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l’Ontario
- Rainbow Schools
- Sudbury Catholic Schools
- Northern Ontario Suicide Prevention Network (PDF)

MDSC is pleased to partner with organizations across Canada to assist them in raising awareness about mental illness in the workplace and in the classroom.

Scroll down to learn more about the organizations that have launched Elephant in the Room Campaigns.

To learn more about the Elephant in the Room Campaign, visit this webpage, or contact MDSC

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Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO)

We are happy to announce that The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) will partner with us on the implementation of the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign, raisingawareness about mental illness in the workplace, and in the classroom. The CDSBEO is the first school board in the province of Ontario, to partner with The Mood Disorders Society of Canada on this initiative. (Announcement PDF)

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Employees of Gamma-Dynacare Medical Laboratories voted to support Mood Disorders Society of Canada as its Lead Charity in 2013. MDSC is very appreciative of their generosity and has worked with Gamma-Dynacare to provide Elephant in the Room posters and elephants. Gamma-Dynacare is working with Mood Disorders Society of Canada to battle against stigma, raise awareness of mood disorders, and provide those affected by mental illness with a voice through the Elephant in the Room Anti-Stigma Campaign. Announcement PDF | website

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Mount Allison University

Over 200 students, staff and faculty members attended Mount Allison University's launch of the Elephant in the Room Campaign in April 2013. The event involved 3 students with mental illness speaking about their experiences with stigma, 2 counselors giving their take on stigma, and then a period for questions from the audience. Live entertainment from a local band followed the formal program. Facebook | Article

In spring 2013 the university recognized the student initiative in an awards ceremony as "best event of the year"

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McMaster University

In 2012 MDSC partnered with COPE -- a student mental health initiative at McMaster University. We worked together to raise awareness about mental illness on campus and we provided mental health resources and the blue elephants to remind students and faculty of the importance of mental health, raise awareness about mood disorders and the importance of eliminating stigma. Website | Facebook

COPE has created two incredible videos to raise awareness of the Elephant in the Room Campaign at McMaster. Be sure to check them out!

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KPMG

KPMG has launched the Elephant in the Room anti-stigma campaign for their Greater Toronto Area people and also shared this information nationally. By incorporating the campaign blue elephants, workplace posters, mental health resources, booklets and educational materials, KPMG is offering concrete tools to reduce stigma and encourage individuals to come forward for support and help if they feel they may be experiencing mental health concerns.

KPMG has offices in 33 locations across the country. The firm's more than 700 partners and 5,600 employees provide crucial services to many of the public and private business, not-for profit, and public-sector organizations in Canada.

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Mental Health Support Network of South Eastern Ontario has rolled the Elephant in the room campaign out through their seven office locations throughout southeast Ontario. The campaign has been a huge success assisting their organization reduce stigma and raise awareness with their staff, volunteers, clientele and the communities at large. Link to Article

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United Way Oakville

This organization has implemented the Elephant in the Room Anti-stigma Campaign in their offices and they promote a stigma-free workplace environment. Additionally, United Way shares the campaign during workshops with community colleges.