ASI 2017

Raising healthy children is a responsibility of all Canadians. Supporting and promoting child and youth mental health is central to enabling them to become life-long, positive contributors to their communities.

The Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI) is offering its 2nd Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action on August 21-23, 2017 in Charlottetown, PEI.  The Symposium will gather community leaders, government representatives, educators, health practitioners and youth to review evidence of youth mental health issues in the region and to create collaborative strategies to promote positive mental health in schools and communities.

The bilingual Symposium will build on the momentum from the past 2 years of programming which focused on emerging evidence and best practices that promote positive child and youth mental health in schools and communities.

Click here to view the ASI 2017 program.

Key features of this event include:


Strengthening policies and programs that affect and support positive mental health for children and youth is vital to creating a sustainable and inclusive Atlantic Canada. We invite those whose work directly or indirectly affects child and youth mental health to attend, such as families, teachers, policy advisors, program delivery staff and community leaders. They will have the opportunity for professional development, networking across sectors in the four Atlantic Provinces, and contributing to how we move forward on a regional level to have a collective impact on positive child and youth mental health.

Once again, ASI 2017 will engage and develop youth leadership capacity and also deliver a Children’s Program.

ASI 2016 will be held throughout Holland College, including in the new Florence Simmons Performance Hall.

We are thrilled to announce that TD Bank Group is returning as a title sponsor of the 2017 Symposium, and we are grateful for their continued support! Click here to view our Sponsors and Supporters.

Post-ASI Workshops

Continue your learning and networking!

Three workshops will be held on August 24, the day after ASI 2017.  Moving Evidence to Action: Advancing Global Health and Sustainable Development will be presented as a follow-up to the 6th Global Forum on Health Promotion. Evidence-based Early Intervention in Children’s Mental Health will be presented by the SNAP Implementation Team from the Child Development Institute. See below for details and registration information for each workshop.

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