Manojan Reflects on His Pod Experience

What My Pod Group Is Doing: Our topic is about mental health and school. We are using “Photo Voice” to identify strengths and challenges in our community/school, and will use the data we collect to develop a project that responds to the issues that we identify. Photo voice is basically taking photos and letting our photos speak for themselves. This Continue reading Manojan Reflects on His Pod Experience




Precious Reflects on the MaRS Outing Experience

Our group met at Downsview station to attend the event. After about 30 minutes in the train and a 5 minute walk, we arrived at the Mars Center.  As we entered the venue, we were greeted and attended to. There were a couple of waiters serving little bite-size snacks in their trays; there was a mini bar and a chips, Continue reading Precious Reflects on the MaRS Outing Experience




Ishmael’s reflection on NOISE & Youth Outing

One of our NOISE Fellows, Ishmael, wrote this amazing reflection on his part year in the program, and about when the group went to an event at MaRS Discovery District. We’re glad Ishmael enjoyed his time in NOISE because we loved his energy and excitement! (And we’re super excited he still visits!) My experience at NOISE was amazing and fun. Continue reading Ishmael’s reflection on NOISE & Youth Outing




Notes from NOISE Alum – Gloria

I completely enjoyed my part in NOISE, both as a BSW peer mentor, and as a research assistant to the program. I found the connection and support that the program was offering youth was incredible. Today, I own my own private practice, providing counselling for mental health and addiction. I am also working for a non-profit mental health agency supporting Continue reading Notes from NOISE Alum – Gloria




Notes from NOISE Alum – featuring Daniel

NOISE taught me that you can make something out of nothing. All you need is an idea and this idea can spark into a huge success story. My name is Daniel Coley. I am a NOISE Alumni who started with NOISE in grade 12. At the time, I was attending Emery Collegiate High School. I remember that I was walking Continue reading Notes from NOISE Alum – featuring Daniel




Notes from NOISE Alum – featuring Andy

Next week we’ll be celebrating our 4th Festival of Learning. With that in mind, we thought it was a good time to reflect on all things NOISE. Some of our fantastic Alums have offered to guest blog for us about their time in the program. First up is Andy! Today, when I reflect on my past years with the project, Continue reading Notes from NOISE Alum – featuring Andy