This is not a site for personal disclosure of mental health distress, suicidal thoughts or behaviours. If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department for assistance.

Breaking Barriers

Breaking Barriers is's youth-led summit on mental health in the prairies and rural communities. The summit brings together the next generation of mental health leaders from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Northern Ontario. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with keynote speakers, participate in workshops, share insights and collaborate on real, actionable strategies.

At Breaking Barriers, experience a full day of connecting with like-minded young people from all over the region to activate the youth mental health revolution. You'll deepen your understanding of culturally sensitive and inclusive approaches to mental health, as well as get educated on how to campaign against stigma in the workplace and across your school communities.

Transportation will be arranged and funded by for any delegate who resides outside of Winnipeg.

Breaking Barriers 2020 just wrapped! Check back with us in 2021.

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Media from Breaking Barriers 2019