It takes a village.
When we asked Vanier children and youth what would make them feel happy, here's what they answered. Now, the HUB's social and medical teams are moving forward to build a bank of activities and resources that can support the holistic development of Vanier children and youth. Local businesses and organizations are getting involved, all pumped to be part of Canada's first social prescriptions program for children and youth. It truly takes a village to raise a child.
What is social prescribing?
Social prescribing is a means for trusted individuals in clinical and community settings to identify that a person has non-medical, health-related social needs and to subsequently connect them to non-clinical supports and services within the community by co-producing a social prescription – a non-medical prescription, to improve health and wellbeing and to strengthen community connections. Research shows that children and youth experience many different benefits from social prescribing, including better mental and physical wellbeing. Read the press release...