SNAP National Expansion Update

With the goal of reaching 20,000 children in 140 communities, the SNAP National Expansion Campaign continues to make strides across Canada. With the vision and investment of many stakeholders, CDI has been able to strengthen its impact and deliver SNAP from coast to coast. Read more about how SNAP’s Implementation and Research team – and SNAP’s generous supporters – are contributing to improving the well-being of families, schools and entire communities.

When people look at me, they see a bully. A delinquent. A problem. #whatdoYOUsee?

“People see all these things. But they don’t see me. My name is Kevin. And I can be more than this.”
Ages 6 to 11 are the most critical years for children like Kevin to get help. Children with early delinquent behaviour are two to three times more likely to become chronic offenders.

Stop Now And Plan (SNAP) is a proven children’s mental health program that teaches children and their families how to make better choices in the moment. SNAP can reset their decision-making process and improve their self-control, in just 13 weeks.

Help us turn their lives around before it's too late.

Tune into HGTV, W Network, City Toronto, YTV and dozens of other channels to catch Kevin’s public service announcement, which is running on national television networks throughout October and November.

Thank you to Cossette, a LEAP: Centre for Social Impact venture philanthropy business sector partner, for producing this important video series. We also thank cairns oneil strategic media inc. for facilitating the pro-bono television spots.
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News & updates

 Lac Seul First Nation welcomes SNAP

(L-R) Matt Bury, CDI’s SNAP Trainer-Consultant, with Antoinette Ningewance, Lac Seul School Administrator and SNAP Clinical staff member and Shannon Gloade, Lac Seul Guidance Counsellor/Cook and SNAP Clinical staff member.
The SNAP team extends heartfelt gratitude to The Gordon and Ruth Gooder Charitable Foundation for their support in implementing SNAP in Lac Seul First Nation, a remote Ontario community located halfway between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay.

“The Gordon and Ruth Gooder Charitable Foundation is delighted to be able to help expand the highly successful SNAP program to northern communities, especially First Nations communities.”
-The Gooder Foundation
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SNAP reaches Eastern Canada: The story of BRAVE

Staff at BRAVE: Back row (L-R): Lila Pavey and Dr. Jennifer Bernier; front row (L-R): Robin Campbell, Kate Wright, Leticha Lucas, Julie McLellan, Lauren Butler and Haley Lundy.
Working with adults who end up in the criminal justice system is no easy task. Dr. Jennifer Bernier knows this first-hand, having spent many years researching the experiences of incarcerated women in the Atlantic provinces. This work prompted her to explore programming that could prevent this unfortunate life trajectory for high-risk individuals, particularly with females. It was on this path that Jennifer discovered SNAP.

As Founder and Executive Director of BRAVE in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jennifer became the first person to introduce SNAP as an evidence-based, preventative model for high-risk girls and their families in Atlantic Canada.
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Partnership with Canadian-based tech company helps launch key tool in SNAP Expansion

When CDI launched the SNAP National Expansion Campaign in 2014, SmartSimple and SNAP joined forces to address one of the Campaign’s key challenges: designing a portal to be used by 140 SNAP Affiliate organizations across Canada to collect, analyze and report on the data that will assist the future of child development research.
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Featured Supporters 
Cecilia Zimerman and Brandon Snow

Observing a SNAP session in action can often be a transformational moment for practitioners, as well as partners and funders, who are new to the concept of Stop Now And Plan.

SNAP’s most recent National Expansion Campaign supporters, Cecilia Zimerman and Brandon Snow, instantly connected with the program’s family-centred practice during a site tour. It struck a chord with Cecilia, who, as a mother of three young children and an active philanthropist, is passionate about supporting SNAP’s holistic and preventative approach to children’s mental health.
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