Milton Youth Theatre
We thank the Production company and all the youth involved for their generosity and kindness. All funds raised benefit ROCK services in the Milton community.
A special thank you to Jennie Kiddle for facilitating this donation for ROCK.
Dr. Aryeh Gitterman presents Moving on Mental Health
During a presentation at this years CMHO’s conference by Aryeh Gitterman, Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy Development and Program Design at the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. This presentation describes the Ministry’s plan for transformation of the community child and youth mental health system....read more.
Join us as we recognize and celebrate Reach Out Centre for Kids
The RBC After School Grants Project donates to after school programs so that kids can have access to engaging activities that keep them safe and inspire them to keep learning. Click here for your invitation to join us in Burlington to celebrate.
ROCK in the House of Commons
Bryan Baeumler Talks About Healthy Foundations
Laidlaw Foundation Funding
Funding for this event came from the Laidlaw Foundation and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services (MCYS). MCYS funding will also support local New Mentality groups. Stay tuned for those details in September. Funding will also support more networking and maybe even another face-to-face gathering in the Winter. See the new video that has just been released: Disable the Label 2012 Conference video.
Thank you Appleby United Church and Staples
Hello Joni and everyone at Appleby United Church!!
All I can think of is WOW!!! I am always overwhelmed by the generousity of the people at Appleby United Church. I am so impressed by the amount of work and dedication that you put into the “Backpack” project. As always, you went above and beyond our expectations and provided us with enough backpacks and supplies for 225 children and youth. After all the backpacks were dropped off, then Staples delivered all the supplies and the room we were storing them in was full!!!
Once again, on behalf of the families we work with, I would like to thank you for all your help and support. It means a great deal to a child to be able to go back to school with a new backpack and the supplies necessary to succeed in school. As you know, all your hard-work and effort will be put to good use!
Kelly Giuliani, HBRLS
Manager of Community and Youth Development
Bryan Baeumler lends his voice to ROCK
July 13, 2012
Find out why Bryan thinks it's important to support children's mental health and in particular ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids.
ROCK announces Capital Build Launch at AGM
Thank you to all of our supporters and attendees at ROCK's AGM and Capital Build Launch. A special thank you to Bryan and the Baeumler Family for their support and recognition of ROCK. The evening started with opening remarks and welcome from ROCK's CEO, Ron Rodgers, ROCK Corporate Board of Director's Chair, Pat Gaughan and ROCK Foundation Board of Director's Chair, David Wagstaff. Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation by ROCK's Director of Corporate Operations, Lorri Interisano to Lion's Bob Hilton and Jim McLachlin for the continued support of the Burlington Lions Club followed. Mr. Hilton spoke proudly of the long time association between the two organizations and the ongoing commitement of the membership, which has enabled ROCK the opportunity to build their newest addition of 20,000 sq ft at the Pearl Street location. PLAY Advertising President and Owner, Brian Torsney introduced Guest Speaker, Bryan Baeumler, who announced his and his family's support of ROCK in its mission "To help infants, children, teens and adults achieve good mental health". For more information on how you can support our new build, please check out the new website at www.rockfoundation.ca.
Bryan Baeumler talks about healthy foundations
June 29, 2012
Read what Bryan has to say about how imperative it is to build a solid foundation at thestar.com...
Congratulations to ROCK Corporate Board Member,
Deputy Chief Andrew Fletcher
ROCK is proud to acknowledge our Corporate Board Member, Deputy Chief Andrew Fletcher of the Halton Regional Police in recognition for his career in policing with the Order of Merit from Canada's Governor General.ÂÂ Andrew has been with the ROCK Corporate Board since September 2010
May 8, 2012 - excerpt from insideHalton.com
One of Halton Regional Police’s two deputy chiefs is receiving a national honour.
The Order of Merit of the Police Forces is an award that is, within the Canadian system of honours, the only one reserved solely for members of Canada’s various police forces.
The Order was created in 2000 to honour a career of exceptional service or distinctive merit. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development.
Halton Police Chief Gary Crowell, a former recipient of the Order of Merit, said, “This honour is truly befitting considering Deputy Chief Fletcher's numerous accomplishments throughout his exemplary career. His leadership, commitment in his duties and community involvement make him a worthy beneficiary of this prestigious award.”
Fletcher began his policing career in 1984. He has an extensive operational background including work with the Regional Drug and Morality Unit, the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Homicide Unit, and as a member of the Tactical Rescue Unit (TRU).
Fletcher has worked closely with numerous community agencies and regional partners through Halton police’s Auxiliary Unit, School Resource Officers and Volunteer Services. He also supports a number of key service initiatives including the Police Pipes and Drums, the Citizens Police Academy, Police Day and the Special Olympics.
He has served in a variety of ranks during his 28-year career becoming Deputy Chief of Operations in January 2007.
In the spring of 2009 Fletcher attended the 237th session of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, where he developed a network of police leaders in the U.S.A. and throughout the world.
Upon his return to Halton after graduation, he was re-assigned to his current role of Deputy Chief of Administration.
Fletcher is active with the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police as the current chair of the Crime Prevention Committee and is a member of the Common Police Environment Group (CPEG).
Congratulations to Deputy Chief Fletcher for his commitment and dedication to the Halton Community.
Ottawa, Ontario * June 12 - 15, 2012
Don't miss this exciting conference!
Who should attend?
Mental health professionals interested in client-centred approaches such as narrative practices, brief solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectic behavioural therapy, community practitioners and activists, senior academics, researchers, teachers, students and policy-makers.
ROCK Manager of Community and Youth Development - SPARK Training Institute cont'd
Congratulations to Kelly Giuliani, ROCK Manager of Community and Youth Development on her acceptance to participate in the Mental Heath Commission of Canada’s (SPARK) Supporting the Promotion of Activated Research and Knowledge Training Institute. Recognizing the need for enhanced capacity to understand and implement effective knowledge exchange initiatives, the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s (MHCC) Knowledge Exchange Centre (KEC) will begin hosting an annual nine-month SPARK Training Institute with the overall goal of improving the capacity for implementing effective knowledge exchange practices in the field of mental health, substance use and addictions.
Applicants will participate in a fully funded nine-month knowledge exchange (KE) training opportunity. Each fellow will benefit from:
Brief Services in Ontario
Positive Space Network Halton
The Positive Space Network of Halton is a network of community social service agencies and local businesses working together to create safe and inclusive spaces for the LGBTQ populations of Halton.
The Positive Space Network is also running LGBTQ youth support groups out of ROCK head office and ROCK Milton locations; and is developing a peer-reviewed certification so that agencies can be confident in their ability to serve LGBTQ youth and their families.
Marcus Logan, Positive Space CoordinatorÂÂ is available to assist you by providing supportive resources, speaking with your youth and family clients about LGBTQ issues, and referring to the youthÂÂ group. Marcus is based out of ROCK's Pearl Street office.
TWD Technology - Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit ROCK
It is TWD's mission to be the team of choice that deliversÂÂ technical business solutions in industry for front end project development, design engineering, optimization, and risk management.
TWD Technologies has been a ROCK supporter over the last few years and we are very grateful for their generosity. This year on June 19th, TWD Technologies will hold their annual golf tournament to benefit ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids.
Stay tuned for more information and registration.
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