“It is time to change the way we think about children’s mental health."
As the SNAP National Expansion Campaign scales Up, we would like to recognize an important family foundation – one that has been a committed supporter of the groundbreaking work being done through the children’s mental health program - SNAP (Stop Now And Plan) at CDI for almost twenty years.
The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, established in 1937 is the second family foundation established in Canada. The Foundation engages Canadians in building a more innovative, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient society and has long supported SNAP as an innovator in developing award winning, evidence based programming, with an emphasis on outcomes and evaluation for children, and their families, who are dealing with Disruptive Behaviour Problems.
Lyn Baptist, Chair of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation was introduced to SNAP over twenty years ago and immediately became a champion for this program. Lyn and the Foundation saw the gains being made in terms of research, implementation and positive outcomes for thousands of children and their families, and have been there throughout the SNAP journey to the present day SNAP National Expansion Campaign. This ambitious undertaking will see SNAP being offered in 140 children’s mental health and community organizations across Canada over the next five years
"We are thrilled to be supporting SNAP as it scales its impact across Canada. This is a program that is truly making a difference in the lives of children and their families and has the evidence to prove it. It is time to change how we see and think about children’s mental health and by helping to build awareness, with proven programs like SNAP, we are on the way to doing that.”
Lyn Baptist, Chair
The SNAP National Expansion Campaign is fortunate to have this visionary foundation at the helm of its efforts to help 20,000 children learn about Stop Now And Plan. On behalf of the entire team at CDI, we would like to thank The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation for its commitment to our mission and vision – and for ensuring that as many children as possible have access to SNAP in their home community.