Community Partnerships

Organizations and schools have partnered with Greg because of the knowledge he posses in marginalization, mental health, and experience with at risk youth and youth justice, lived experience, youth engagement style and passion to help youth and families have success.

Are you an organization interested in improving WORKPLACE HEALTH AND WELLNESS for your employees?

Are you an ENTREPRENEUR OR SMALL BUSINESS OWNER looking for tips to help you cope with the stresses that come with running your own business?

Are you an educator with STUDENTS who could benefit from workshops on mental health and wellness?

Are you in the social service and healthcare field and would you like to learn ways to MANAGE STRESS AND IMPROVE YOUR LIFE and the life of your staff?

Greg Leslie, B.S.W., R.S.W., and founder of Educare Selfcare Studio has over 20 years experience working the social service field, developing expertise primarily in the area of mental health and children and youth.

Greg is passionate about sharing his experiences and lending his expertise through facilitated workshops, group sessions and presentations, to help serve:

  • Youth and families and
  • Teachers
  • Physicians, staff and health provider trainees.
  • Other social service professionals.

He has worked with small groups of 10 – 30 participants and conferences for 100 – 200 people. On various topics including:

  • MENTAL HEALTH
  • ACADEMIC SUCCESS
  • SELF-CARE
  • ANGER MANAGEMENT
  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
  • YOUTH JUSTICE ISSUES
  • ALL ABOUT DRUGS
  • MARIJUANA
  • FAMILY DYNAMICS
  • SELF CARE
  • CELEBRITIES AND MENTAL HEALTH
  • MENTAL HEALLTH BOARD GAME
  • PEER PRESURE
  • STRESS
  • SELF ESTTEM
  • SELF ESTEEM AND BODY IMAGE
  • COMMUNICATION
  • HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP
  • IDENTITY
  • TRIGGERS
  • CONFLICT RESOLUTION
  • OVER COMING ADVERSIT
  • MOTIVATION

We have developed psycho-educational curriculum for students aimed to help them achieve academic success. This curriculum was approved by the principals, guidance and social workers and implemented to students in groups and workshops. The groups will aim to help students explore and learn self-care techniques that will lead to improved academic success. To this end the program will:

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Testimonials from students:

“The group has helped me to realize how capable I can be in school. I’ve learned a lot in this group thanks to the facilitators, who taught us self respect and how to be responsible.” – T.S

“The group helped with my school work and achieving my academic potential. It has been a pleasure for me to be a part of this group.” –Q.E

“The activities helped me to explore the country and its environment. This has helped me reach my goals and understand what I want to be in life. Some of the movies we watched taught us how to conduct ourselves. And taught us to dream big and become successful in life.” L.V

“The group has helped me a lot. I used to get into a lot of trouble and argue with people in school; but when I started going to the girls group it changed me a lot. I started going to school on time and doing my homework and being more responsible.” –L.V

Students have benefited from facilitated group sessions and presentations:

  • helped students improve their academic success,
  • reduced suspension incidents
  • improved problem-solving skills
  • helped youth and families involved in the justice system and
  • provided hope and opportunities for young people to go on and succeed in their professional lives
  • Use an anti-racism, anti-oppression framework, while keeping the social determinants of health in mind
  • Provide services that are inclusive and sensitive to client’s race, religion, culture, sexual-orientation and gender identity
  • Work collaboratively with the administration, faculty and students in developing individualized, strengths-based and culturally competent service plans
  • Review psychological and psychiatric consultation reports for any student if necessary
  • Help students understand the importance of self-care and its impacts on their emotional, physical, psychological wellbeing as well as their academic success.

This group promotes fun, encourages developing positive relationships with peers and becoming examples to other students.  The goal is to help students to think about their academic future while pursuing their educational career.

Steps to Success: Griffin Centre and Westview

Young Men and Life Skills: York Humber High School

CEE Center for Young Black Professional

Massive Attack: Griffin Centre and The Spot

Caribbean Rising Stars: Griffin Centre and Westview

Anger Management for Youth in the Justice System

IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS INTERESTED IN BOOKING A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT OR WORKSHOP: CONTACT US TODAY

Self-care for Students Professional and Entrepreneurs

Self-care and Mental Health: York Humber High School

York University Harriet Tubman Institute: Community & Mental Health

York University: Whose Responsibility is it? A discussion on Mental Health

Ryerson University: Department of Social Work Portfolio Presentation

George Brown College: Community & Mental Health

IF YOUR ORGANIZATION IS INTERESTED IN BOOKING A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT OR WORKSHOP: CONTACT US TODAY