Starts With Me is partnered with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB).
All our speakers have mix of personal and professional experience that provides them with the tools to deliver a thoughtful, informed, and meaningful presentation.
Our Founder & Director Mike Stroh has also worked closely with the Mental Health Commission of Canada & the Mood Disorders Association of Ontario on the youth mental health Headstrong Project. He was a speaker for many years with Beyond the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
2019 Exemplary Innovative Practice Award | Mental Health & Student Leadership
Our Director Mike Stroh was on a team of teachers, students, and support workers whom received this award for their work with the St. Michael’s Choir School from the Toronto Catholic District School Board
Mental Health 101
We’ve had years of experience working with and presenting for many of Canada’s biggest mental health agencies, hospitals, Universities, and High Schools. Collectively we’ve presented to over 50,000 students.
Youth Mental Health Innovation
The State Of Mind Festival (SOM) celebrates teen expressions of mental health through multimedia, traditional, and non-traditional arts. These are created by high school students and other young people through classroom SOM, student & teacher co-created curriculum.
Our speakers have a variety of experience to Engage, Empower, and Educate your students.