Snowstorms and Cancelled Flights and Ice Cream, Oh My!

Hello everyone and welcome to our blog! We are so incredibly excited to collaborate with the community of Fort Good Hope, NWT for the first official summer initiative with QHO. We are finally sitting together in the wolf inspired room in Embleton House, run by the lovely Faith and Ken, in Yellowknife. When we say finally, we really mean finally! It has been a stressful few days with rerouted flights because of a snowstorm. A huge shout-out to my parents […]

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Webequie Bound!

Hello everyone, welcome to our blog!! Our names are Natalie and Gabi, and we are the Peer Educators headed to Webequie, Ontario this year. Throughout the past 7 months we’ve been preparing for initiative and we are so excited to begin! We want to extend a big thank you for all the support we’ve received from our families, friends, fellow QHO members and directors in helping us fundraise and prepare for initiative. We’ve had a busy day travelling to Thunder […]

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Fort Providence Bound!

Hello everyone, our names are Annelise and Emily, and we are super excited to be finishing our final preparations in anticipation of our arrival in Fort Prov! We are both very grateful for this opportunity that Queen’s Health Outreach and the community of Fort Providence have provided us with, and all of the work that so many people have put in to make our role as Peer Educators possible. We will be updating this blog for the duration of our […]

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74 Lessons and Countless Smiles

Hello, and welcome to our final blog post! After 5 weeks, 74 lessons, and 3 jars of peanut butter, our time here in Pond has officially come to an end, and we are here to tell you all about the smiles that our last week in the community brought us. We started our final week in the classroom learning all about healthy relationships and consent with the Junior High students at Nasivvik High School. We talked about what a healthy […]

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Week 5 = cooking marathon !!

Hello and welcome back! This past week was our final full week of classes and we truly can’t believe it. It feels like only yesterday that we were getting lost finding grocery stores and consistently falling into large snow banks (although let’s be real, that still happens daily). This week’s lessons focused on bullying and building healthy friendships with our primary students, and suicide prevention and coping strategies with our older students. The younger students were amazing in talking about […]

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Saying goodbye to Fort Providence

Hey everyone! Our last week has been filled with so much fun and memories it’s hard to know where to start. After a loss in the community, we took time to reflect and taught lessons about grief management to some of the younger grades. We are constantly amazed by the sense of support and love in the community, and this week was no exception. The weather has been very warm this week and we took the opportunity to teach a […]

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Sushi Night and Yoga Mornings

Hello again, and welcome back to our blog!! This past Sunday marked our 1-month anniversary in Pond, and we are here to share a few of our most recent updates. From yoga to colouring pages to sushi, this past week has been a big one. We started the week at Nasivvik High School by finishing our lessons on mental health and self-care with all the Junior High students. As we wrote in our last blog post, we talked about what […]

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Done Week 4 and We Want More!!!

Hello dedicated blog followers!! Sarah and Jamie are back once again to fill you in since last Monday. This past week was busy busy busy at Simon Jacob Memorial Education Centre. On Tuesday the entire school participated in a community cleanup run by the band hall which we were able to join in on with many of the classrooms. On Wednesday the school hosted the Career Fair, where local organizations and companies came and displayed information about various careers for […]

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Dogs, Dogos and the Occasional Goat!

Hi Everyone! We have had an amazing week 4 filled with lot of learning and continuing peer to peer education! This week we continued sexual health with the Jr. High class and allowed them to gain a solid understanding of why it is important we know so much about our bodies. We also worked on goal setting with the younger classes and encouraged them to dream big for their futures! On Thursday we had the opportunity to go to Spring […]

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The End of A New Beginning

Hello again loyal blog followers, We are sad to say that it is our last blog post here in Fort Good Hope! We have had an amazing week, filled with opportunities to both teach and learn. We spent the first part of the week teaching about healthy relationships, consent, stress, anxiety and nutrition. A lot of the students have asked us about stress and anxiety, and other community members have placed emphasis on teaching youth how to recognize and cope with […]

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