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Hannah Ouellette Memorial Donation

"When Hannah died by suicide on May 15, 2012 at 15 years of age, we, as a family were totally devastated. We became acutely aware of how many others were suffering as we were. We were and continue to be extremely thankful for all the support we received from family, friends, and the community at large.

May 15, 2021. It has been 9 years since Hannah’s death and there has been countless others who have lost their lives to suicide in this time. We recognize the struggles, the losses, and the mental health concerns that we have all been facing during the Covid pandemic and especially those of young people. In supporting The Resource Centre for Suicide Prevention, and directly The Gryphon Youth Group (grade 7-12) our hope as a family is that we can make a difference locally.

We want to let people who are at risk of suicide know that they are not alone, that there are resources in our community for help and healing. We want to bring awareness to the high risk of suicide in our community and support those who have experienced the indescribable loss of a family member or friend to suicide.

Andre, Tammy, Keifer and Madeline Ouellette

Press Release - Anonymous Donations Sept 9, 2020

In a year filled with uncertainty, one thing we can always count on is the ongoing support of our community. We continue to be blown away by the amazing support we receive that allows us to continue providing resources and programming.

We are extremely grateful to have received an anonymous donation of over $25,000 towards our new Youth mental health programs and adult suicide intervention training.

We have doubled our service delivery over the last months and developed new youth programming which this funding will support, the assistance couldn’t have come at a better time.

The Gryphon Youth Group and Phoenix Youth Group were formerly known as The Breakfast Club and have undergone an extensive material revision and have been adapted to adhere to Alberta Health Services health and safety guidelines.

Our groups are co-ed programs for youth who would like to gain valuable skills to help with feelings, stress, self-compassion and technology safety, to connect them with others their own age to build strong support networks and are offered free of charge.

The Phoenix workshop for pre-teens discuss topics on stress, feelings, thoughts, communication, and we help youth build their own “feelings first aid kits”.

While the Gryphon workshops for teens discusses topics such as stress and anxiety, depression and suicide, drugs and alcohol, relationships and technology safety.

If you wish to refer a youth to our programs or find out more, check our website or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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