Who We Are

Minds Over Matter is an innovative not-for-profit empowering healthy minds through prevention, education and community.

What We Do

Minds Over Matter provides research-based programming and our network of Partners for the following Focus Groups

Healthy and safe work environments equate to increased profits for businesses and improved productivity for all types of organizations.

Our programming and support for businesses and organizations aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To educate leaders on what healthy organizations look like.
  • To educate leaders on fostering healthy relationships within their organizations.
  • To educate leaders on mental illness.
  • To teach people within organizations how to have supportive conversations with their superiors, subordinates and coworkers.
  • To provide leaders with research-based mental health information to help them understand the quantitative and qualitative benefits to their organizations.
  • To provide leaders with tools and resources to recognize and take effective action when employees require mental health assistance.
  • To ensure that organizations have accessible resources to promote healthy workplace environments.

Healthy children turn into healthy adults.

Our programming and support for children, youth and families aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To establish a young adult (18-24 year old) homeless shelter in Calgary.
  • To  provide mental health resources to youth experiencing homelessness.
  • To educate children and youth the meaning of mental illness and how to access the proper mental health resources.
  • Providing teachers with tools to create safe classroom environments that promote healthy minds.
  • To educate parents and teachers on where to access mental health resources for their children / youth or themselves.

One in three seniors suffer from anxiety and depression. Additionally, seniors over 65 have the highest suicide rates of any age group. Minds Over Matter aims to ensure seniors have the resources they need so that their golden years can be healthy and happy.

Our programming and support for seniors aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • To educate seniors on how to have the healthiest lifestyle possible.
  • To educate families of seniors on how to provide and advocate for a healthy and safe lifestyle for their senior loved ones.
  • To educate communities on how to implement senior’s programs which promote healthy minds for seniors.
  • To educate seniors, families of seniors and the public on elderly abuse.

Negative stigma towards mental illness and mental health is a hot topic in Canada, which can manifest in unique ways within the cultural groups that make up our diverse society. Minds Over Matter aims to change this negative stigma with respect and consideration for the beliefs and traditions that make a cultural group unique.

Our programming and support for cultural groups aims to achieve the following objectives: 

  • To assist and empower cultural communities in identifying and articulating their mental health needs, and connecting these needs to available mental health resources.
  • To empower cultural leaders to adapt and integrate available resources and information into their communities
  • To work with communities and service providers to coordinate mental health-related services and to work towards filling service gaps

How You Can Help

Check out the Get Involved page for Minds Over Matter’s current needs and details on volunteer opportunities.

Donations help us run programs. Check out the Donate page for current campaigns and secure online donations links.

Get In Touch

Interested in having programming delivered to your organization? Want to be a Partner? Email us at info@mindsovermatter.me

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