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Mental Health and Addictions

Mental health and substance use counselling to help youth at risk

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Mental Health and Addictions

Mental health and substance use counselling to help youth at risk

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Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Communications
250 208-8438
Media Contacts
Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions
Communications
250 208-8438

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Facts about Dan’s Legacy Foundation
  • Dan’s Legacy’s therapists meet youth wherever they are. There is no wait list and counselling services are free.
  • Dan’s Legacy partners with other community-based organizations that provide wraparound services in housing, education and job-skills training.
  • The foundation’s core counselling program is trauma-informed and culturally sensitive, balancing psychological principles of cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness.
  • Approximately 40% of its youth at risk are Indigenous and 30% identify as LGBTQ2S+.
  • The foundation’s therapists work with youth representing a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • The majority of its clients are youth who are aging out of care.

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