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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The Nourish and Develop Foundation is committed to making sure you have access to valid and vetted information that will help you get through these challenging times. The following is a list of resources from local and global sources to keep you informed. Canada...

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

APRIL 07, 2021  We recognize that cases of COVID-19 are on the rise once again. While this is disheartening news, we cannot lose sight of hope. We have been through this once before and we can do it again. The Nourish and Develop Foundation will be adapting in...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Re-Opening Anxiety

#MentalHealthMonday: Re-Opening Anxiety

We have officially spent over a week in Step 3 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, something many of us have been waiting for since March of 2020. After going through the stress, uncertainty, and constant change, you may feel as though there is finally light at the end of...

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#MentalHealthMonday: The Power of Words

#MentalHealthMonday: The Power of Words

Reading and journaling are not always given a fair chance in the adult world. This might be because we think back to the literature we had to read as part of the school curriculum or confessing secrets in our old diaries. Therefore, making use of paper does not get...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Setting Healthy Boundaries

#MentalHealthMonday: Setting Healthy Boundaries

You may have expanded your social circle since entering Step 2 of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen, so now could be a good time to consider revisiting your boundaries. Personal boundaries are the rules we set for ourselves within our relationships to feel comfortable and...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Soaking Up Summer!

#MentalHealthMonday: Soaking Up Summer!

What if we told you it was in your best interest to enjoy all that summer has to offer? These warmer months are typically a time of year where we have more time to spend with family and friends, more opportunities to be active, and possess an overall improved mood. As...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Beyond Food Insecurity

#MentalHealthMonday: Beyond Food Insecurity

At The Nourish and Develop Foundation, we create and deliver programs and services that relate to enhancing food security. For instance, our upcoming Mobile Food Market aims to fill a gap in our rural food desert by bringing good food to areas in the Brock Township at...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Showing our Pride

#MentalHealthMonday: Showing our Pride

HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! June is designated as a time for queer communities to come together, celebrating the freedom to be themselves. It is also a time to reflect on those who continue to be discriminated against and prosecuted for how they identify and who they love. It...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Feminism & Disability

#MentalHealthMonday: Feminism & Disability

"To eliminate disability is to eliminate the possibility of discovering alternative ways of being in the world, to foreclose the possibility of recognizing and valuing our interdependence."- Alison Kafer A large piece of the education and promotion surrounding mental...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Men’s Mental Health

#MentalHealthMonday: Men’s Mental Health

Today is the final day of Mental Health Awareness Month! We hope you have seen more mental health representation, learned about new resources, and will continue to prioritize your mental health and follow along with us. Today we want to put the spotlight on those who...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Budgeting for Better

#MentalHealthMonday: Budgeting for Better

Money can be a sensitive subject... as we all are experiencing different financial situations, but it is also the currency we use to secure basic necessities. Individuals facing poverty are at an increased risk of developing mental health problems and having a mental...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Workplace Mental Health

#MentalHealthMonday: Workplace Mental Health

For many of us, a large portion of our waking hours are spent working, amounting to roughly one third of our lives over time (just as much as sleeping).  That is a lot! Our environment has a significant impact on our well-being, which means our work experiences matter...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Leaning Into Laughter

#MentalHealthMonday: Leaning Into Laughter

Laughter is the best medicne! This past month has felt heavy with the growing number of cases, ICU admissions, and the continued lockdowns. We are regularly learning about new ways to cope with the constant change and uncertainty in hopes that it will resonate with...

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Emergency Preparedness: How To Get Ready

Emergency Preparedness: How To Get Ready

Emergency Preparedness Week | May 2-8, 2021  Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is a national awareness initiative that has taken place annually since 1996. This week is the perfect opportunity for you to take action to ensure you are prepared for an emergency....

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#MentalHealthMonday: Connecting with Culture

#MentalHealthMonday: Connecting with Culture

cul·ture | the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group. Belonging to a cultural group means to share a set of attitudes, values, goals, and practices with others, perhaps through a religion, ethnicity,...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Taking Care of Our Home

#MentalHealthMonday: Taking Care of Our Home

Unless you are currently living on the I.S.S., Earth is your home... and we all live in it together. Like every home, it needs maintenance to keep in tip-top shape. That's why we celebrate Earth Day every year on April 22, to make sure we're all doing our part to take...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Practicing Mindfulness

#MentalHealthMonday: Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness can be described as... a type of meditation which involves shifting your consciousness to be completely aware of what you are doing, where you are, what you are thinking, and what you are feeling. This may sound simple to access, and it can be, but the...

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#MentalHealthMonday 50 Challenge!

#MentalHealthMonday 50 Challenge!

Today we are celebrating our 50th Mental Health Monday!  We want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read our blog, contributed topic ideas, and offered feedback. We hope you were able to take something away from this content and will continue to stay engaged...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Spring Cleaning

#MentalHealthMonday: Spring Cleaning

Around this time last year... the rapid spread of COVID-19 was declared as a global pandemic and soon after, Ontario entered a ‘state of emergency’. In the days, weeks, and months that followed we were constantly dealing with the immediate impacts of new protocols and...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Preparing for Transition

#MentalHealthMonday: Preparing for Transition

This past weekend we welcomed spring, a time of transition and a season for new beginnings. The movement of spring is outward, which may present us with several different directions to take. We are naturally inclined to incorporate change into our lives at this time...

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#MentalHealthMonday: Nutrition & Stress

#MentalHealthMonday: Nutrition & Stress

We are halfway through March, which happens to be Nutrition Month! This year’s theme is ‘Personalize Your Plate’ meaning there is no one-size-fits-all approach to healthy eating as we consider our cultural and personal food preferences. We hope you all take some time...

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