Working in communications, marketing and public relations in the public sector can, at times, present some challenges.
Often, we are asked to provide high quality service with a fraction of the budget in comparison to our colleagues in the private sector.
However, in a lot of ways, it actually helps us be more strategic with the projects we take on, encourages teamwork both in our department and with community partners. And, it challenges us to be creative, innovative and thoughtful.
A number of stories related to mental health will be told in the days leading up to Bell Let’s Talk Day, which is scheduled for January 25.
Many of those stories will point to the need to treat mental health as important as we treat physical health. This is a common message and one that we often hear through the advocacy work being done to eliminate stigma and increase awareness for those living with mental illness.
However, the relationship between the two is far more than a key message. And, it’s something we have the privilege of working on each day at the Metabolic and Weight Management (Metabolic Clinic) at Ontario Shores.
As an almost 40-year-old male, I vividly recall the time in history when Princess Leia was a very big deal.
The character played by actress Carrie Fisher in the iconic Star Wars films of the 1970s and 80s instantly brings images of beauty, grace, humour and strength to the forefront.
As a young boy, it was this character that introduced me to Ms. Fisher, the actress. However, years later I view that character of Princess Leia as the lesser of the notable roles played by the actress who died suddenly on December 27, 2016 at the age of 60.