Youth in Toronto: We want to hear from you!

In partnership with the AstraZeneca Young Health Program, the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) is holding focus groups with people aged 15-30 to gain further understanding around the knowledge and experiences of youth when it comes to their health rights and responsibilities. Collected anonymously, this information will be used to create an online platform to empower Canada’s young people to advocate on the health and wellbeing issues that are important to them.

The Health Rights and Responsibilities Project began in 2015 when the YCRH identified a gap in young people’s awareness around health rights: What rights do we have? How does age affect health rights? Are there differences between the provinces and territories? What actions can we pursue if our rights aren’t being upheld?

To kick off this series of cross-Canada discussions, the very first focus group will be held in Toronto during the collaborative afternoon at the 2017 Sandbox Summit on Thursday, April 6. If you are between the ages of 15 and 30 and would like to share your views and experiences around health rights, responsibilities and advocacy in Canada, please join us!

For more information and to participate on April 6, contact us

The Moblees nominated for YMA 2017 Award of Excellence

Celebrating the country’s top producers and broadcasters of screen-based content for young viewers, Canadian nonprofit industry org Youth Media Alliance (YMA) has announced its 2017 English-language Awards of Excellence nominees for TV programs and digital and interactive productions. We’re excited to share that one of Sandbox’s Collaborating Partners, The Moblees, has been nominated in the Best Program, Live Action, ages three to five category. 

In addition to the categories listed below, YMA will also hand out awards for outstanding achievement and emerging talent on May 31 during its annual gala event at the CBC Glenn-Gould Studio in Toronto.

About the Moblees

The Moblees’ mission is to get preschoolers, aged 3-6 years old, and their families up and moving throughout their days. This engaging multi-platform program was created by a team of entertainment experts, PhD’s, medical doctors, nutritionists, and educators to promote healthy active living with a proven combination of humour, music, compelling characters, and adventurous, interactive narratives.