Students Recognized for Addressing Mental Health Illness Among Their Peers

  • June 26, 2013

Oakville, ON, June 26, 2013 – The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB) awarded four $2,000 scholarships to students from Oakville, Milton and Burlington-area high schools on Wednesday afternoon.

The award recipients, Zain Abideen (Abbey Park High School), Leah Jensen (Lester B. Pearson High School), Adriane Pong (Craig Kielburger Secondary School) and Taylor Westenberg (White Oaks Secondary School), were selected based on their written or video essay on the topic of youth and teenage mental health.

“Mental health illness amidst the young people in our community is a dire issue for our medical and public safety professionals, neighbours, friends, parents, but mostly importantly, the children who must navigate it,” said Michele Gaboury, Past-President and Membership Services Committee Chair of The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board.

“On behalf of The Navigator Program, the scholarship selection committee, the Board and our members, I’d like to congratulate all of the winners for their efforts in sharing this important message with their peers.”

The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board partnered with Halton Healthcare Services’ Navigator Program as part of this year’s President’s Charity. The Navigator Program, which assists children and youth who are struggling with mental health illness, is the primary recipient of funds raised by the Board’s members for 2013.

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For further information:
Von Jeppesen, Communications Coordinator
The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board
905-844-6491 Ext. 101