October 12, 2018
WE DAY was hosted in Edmonton by The Erika Legacy Foundation.
We joined 16,000+ youth and educators at Rogers Place as we spoke on stage about our Well Being partnership with WE.org.
Bill and Sabrina Elkington, the parents of Erika spoke to CTV news Edmonton about the need for such programming and the need to recognize suicide and mental health as an issue of high importance in our communities today.
Watch the clip below:
October 5, 2018
Bill and Sabrina Elkington sat down the WE.org to discuss the partnership between WE.org and The Erika Legacy Foundation. This partnership will reach out to the over 4.3 million young people, including more than 16,000 schools and groups, engaged with WE Schools programming. Our program will help promote the skills and habits that will allow young people to understand and take care of their overall mental and physical health.
You can see the article here: https://www.we.org/stories/erikas-legacy-hope/
September 20th 2018
The Erika Legacy was proud to join WE.org onstage at WE DAY Toronto today as part of our launch of the Well Being initiative.
Our founders Bill and Sabrina Elkington spoke to over 18,000 youth at Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto providing them with vital information and inspiring a generation of youth to learn, speak and act differently about mental health and suicide.
September 28, 2018
Recently The Erika Legacy Foundation sat down with RBC Wealth Management to talk about legacy, the importance of suicide prevention and why financial support is so needed to further the programming and initiatives we do.
Have a look at the article here:
April 13, 2018
On April 13th, 2018 The Erika Legacy Foundation formally partnered with WE.org to build a proactive mental wellness and suicide prevention program for youth. With over 16,000 schools in the US, Canada and the UK, together we will reach millions of young leaders.
Our partnership with WE will change the conversation and save many lives in the process using science based research to develop programs that inform, educate, and create advocates in millions of youth for Mental Wellbeing. By empowering this generation of leaders and teaching them to not just start conversations but expand on them, using their knowledge learned based on proper research and science, we can, over time, have a profound positive impact on some the most tragic health problems of our time. Depression, anxiety and other forms of mental illness can lead to addiction, homelessness, and suicide.
By working with WE on Mental Wellness we hope equip the next generation in how to proactively understand and deal with these issues better then we as a collective have up to now.
Please watch the film of the launch below and download the PDF from our Downloadable Content section.
February 2, 2018
The Huffington Post recently wrote an article about the language used around suicide and asked The Erika Legacy Foundation to be a interviewed.
Have a look: