*This session will be live interpreted from English to French.

Make the Connection, one of Strong Minds Strong Kids’ flagship programs, serves as a beacon of evidence-based support for Canadian families as they look to promote positive developmental outcomes for their babies while supporting parental mental health. Now, in an exciting evolution, this transformative initiative has embraced the digital realm, expanding its reach and impact like never before. Join us for a glimpse into Strong Minds Strong Kids’ 50-year legacy as a national charitable organization with a mission of using psychology to nurture Canadian families. Discover how they are revolutionizing access to their proven programs online, fostering inclusivity, and forging new collaborations with academia and communities. Join Dr. Nicole Racine and Anne Lovegrove to get an inside look at their pioneering online initiatives, including a detailed overview of the transition of their acclaimed Make the Connection program.

  • Dr. Racine is a clinical psychologist, assistant professor, and Director of the Early Lab at the University of Ottawa. She holds the Research Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute where she collaborates with clinicians and community agencies to conduct research on child trauma. Her research examines the impact of early adversity in early childhood and identifies prevention and intervention approaches that promote resilience for children exposed to maltreatment. She is the Special Issues Editor at Child Abuse and Neglect. In addition to having published >100 papers in high impact journals in the fields of mental health and trauma, her work has been included in key policy documents on mental health by the Royal Society of Canada and has informed bills put forward to the House of Commons. Her work has also been cited in key position papers on child mental health, including reports from the U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the World Bank. She is deeply committed to sharing knowledge that will improve policies and program implementation for children exposed to adversity.
  • Anne Lovegrove.
    Anne Lovegrove is the President at Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada. Her focus is to highlight and gain support to providing Canadian youth and their families with a solid foundation of mental health by using psychological science. She has led the development and delivery of crucial community-based programs that nurture resilience in children and youth, while also forming key partnerships with like-minded childcaring stakeholders across Canada. Anne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Sociology, and a Diploma in Business from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Event Details

  • Date May 23, 2024
  • Start Time 12:00
  • End Time 13:00
  • Location Online Event
All times are EST/EDT (Toronto).