Happy New year everyone!!! Welcome to 2022. The start of the New Year often comes with opportunities to learn, to grow, and to seek help when needed. Here are several important causes that aim to raise awareness in the month January. This includes National Mentoring Month, National Stalking Awareness Month, Cervical Cancer and Bell Let’s Talk Day.
National Mentoring Month
The month of January is designated as National Mentoring Month. It was established in 2002 and aims to raise awareness about the need for more mentors in society and to encourage more people to become mentors themselves. The campaign celebrates the effects that mentoring young people can have on individuals and society. Click here to learn more about Mentor Canada and download some cool tools to promote mentoring Promote Mentoring
National Stalking Awareness Month
2022 marks the 18th annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). It is an annual call to take an action, recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. Learn more about the prevalent, dangerous and frequently misunderstood crime of stalking. Stalking Awareness Resources
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
January is cervical cancer awareness month. In Canada, Cervical cancer is the 12th most common cancer diagnosed in women. Getting tested dramatically improve the odds of survival. , click here for Everything you need to know about Cervical Cancer and for more information visit Canadian Cancer Society
Bell Let’s Talk Day
Bell Let’s Talk Day will be held on January 26 this year. It is a day dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and mental illness. This day is intended to encourage Canadians and people throughout the world to listen to one another and talk about mental health. Bell donates 5 cents for every text, local or long-distance calls, using #BellLetsTalk shared on any social media platform on Bell Let’s Talk Day. Participants are not charged anything beyond what they normally pay their service provider for online or phone access. More information can be found here Bell Let’s Talk toolkit.