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IBAS, Sask Girls United partner to support youth mental health

Posted on March 10, 2021
IBAS unveiled today a new partnership with upstart not-for-profit Sask Girls United to deliver a series of four mental wellness and peer support seminars to girls aged 8 – 14, focused on social media, empowerment, healthy relationships, and personal confidence.
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The Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan (IBAS) unveiled today a new partnership with upstart not-for-profit Sask Girls United (SGU) to deliver a series of four mental wellness and peer support seminars to girls aged 8 – 14.

Through the 2021 #BrokersCare Campaign for Mental Health, IBAS has committed $1,900 to fund the development and rollout of virtual sessions focused on social media, empowerment, healthy relationships, and personal confidence. SGU expects participants from more than 20 communities across the province.

“By fostering an inclusive network, SGU aims to provide the skills, resources, and mentorship to inspire and empower the leaders of tomorrow,” says SGU spokesperson Amy Carruthers. “In a time of increased isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SGU hopes to support new relationships between girls from different backgrounds and communities.”

SGU was launched this past summer by five women who are currently in or who recently graduated from university. The founders came together around a common interest to provide mentorship and leadership development opportunities that they themselves would have liked to have access to when they were younger.

“One of the most meaningful impacts we can have through the #BrokersCare initiative is to support young people,” adds Kevin Bailey, vice president with Wawanesa Insurance, which is the exclusive presenting partner of the campaign. “The pandemic has been tough on everyone; but youth in particular have been challenged. It truly is our privilege to be able to complement the grassroots work of such an amazing group of young, inspiring volunteers.”

For more information about this funding announcement or the #BrokersCare campaign, please contact:

Kyle Halvorson
Manager, Community Engagement
Insurance Brokers Association of Saskatchewan
Phone: (306) 525-4076
E-mail: kyle.halvorson@ibas.ca