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Northgate Shopping Centre's mental health CHECK-IN! event

'This initiative serves as a great reminder that even simple gestures like checking in with family, friends, and yourself can make a big difference'
CHECK-IN! banner can be found at Northgate Shopping Centre through the month of May. Photo submitted.

Northgate Shopping Centre has partnered with Kids Help Phone (KHP) to kick-off the first-ever CHECK-IN! initiative with activities and donations in celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Month in May. 

This inaugural partnership aims to raise public awareness of mental health issues facing youth and foster a positive impact.

“Northgate Shopping Centre is thrilled to collaborate with Kids Help Phone to engage with the North Bay community and promote mental health as a priority," says Emily Gauthier, Marketing Manager. 

"This initiative serves as a great reminder that even simple gestures like checking in with family, friends, and yourself can make a big difference.” 

As described in its name, the CHECK-IN! initiative encourages everyone to check in with one another while emphasizing the significance of self-care in maintaining personal well-being.

Throughout the remainder of the year, the initiative will feature a variety of activities taking place both online and at Morguard shopping centres nationwide, including Northgate Shopping Centre.

"It is part of our goal to support and enhance the overall well-being of the communities we serve," said Gauthier. 

Visit for more details on upcoming CHECK-IN! events in Northgate Shopping Centre and mental health resources provided by Kids Help Phone.

CHECK-IN events

CHECK-IN! Donations (May 1st to 31st, 2024) - Interactive large iPhone displays will be featured in the shopping centre. Visitors scan QR codes on the display to receive positive and uplifting messages that can be shared with loved ones, spreading joy and positivity to others. Additionally, after each scan, Morguard will donate $2 to Kids Help Phone (with a maximum contribution of CA$50,000). 

CHECK-IN! Friendship Bracelet Workshop (May 25, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)-  Northgate will be hosting a Friendship Bracelet Workshop in centre court! Drop by and create a bracelet for yourself and one to give to a stranger to brighten their day! 

CHECK-IN! Microsites - In addition to the activities in Northgate Shopping Centre, you can access localized support networks for mental wellness and regional resources by Kids Help Phone on this platform. You can also find more information about upcoming CHECK-IN! events and shareable social media content, spreading love and heartfelt blessings to your loved ones.