Health Expo 2016


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Nearly 4,000 Canadians die by suicide each year – an average of almost 11 suicides a day. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds. More than 75% of suicides involve men, but women attempt suicide 3 to 4 times more often. In 2012, suicide accounted for 17% of deaths among youth aged 10 to 14, 28% among youth aged 15 to 19, and 25% among young adults aged 20 to25. After accidents, it is the second leading cause of death for people aged 15 – 34 (Navaneelan, 2012;Stats Canada, 2015;CAMH Monitor eReport 2013).

The Apple Creek Seventh-day Adventist Community Church in partnership with Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences will hold the fourth annual Health and Wellness Expo on October 16, 2016. We have made youth mental health our priority and the theme for this year. The goal isto engage and serve the community in partnership with local services and organizations, with an aim to improve quality of life by promoting mental, physical, spiritual health and wellness. The event will kick off at 11:00am at The Markham Civic Center,101 Town Centre Boulevard Markham, ON L3R 8G5.

Event objectives are as follows:

  • To promote mental health, healthy lifestyles, health promotion and disease prevention specific to youth, and the general population by distributing materials at the health booths.
  • To increase awareness about health issues that is most reported by demographic groups in the Markham community through facilitation of an interactive keynote presentation and concurrent sessions (Health Topics: Mental Health and Addictions, Physical Health, Wellness & Safety).
  • To provide diabetes, hypertension and chiropractic screening in an environment where diverse populations can engage in discussions about the prevalence of chronic disease management.
  • To share how spirituality contributes to good health outcomes and improved quality of life through outreach efforts in collaboration with the Metro East SDA community churches with an ultimate goal to claim, reclaim and retain souls for the Kingdom.
  • To have 500 participants attend the Health and Wellness exposition. Attendance is targeted at youth and the community at large.

Keynote address will start at 12:30 p.m. Topic: Youth Mental Health and Suicidality by Dr. Ian Dawe,MHSc, MD, FRCP(C) Program Chief and Medical Director, Mental Health, Trillium Health Partners. There will be two interactive breakout sessions. Topics include: 1. Concurrent Disorders in Transitional Aged Youth presented by Ontario Shores and; 2. Depression presented by Sharon McLeod.

The Expo will showcase approximately 20 health-promoting booths focused on relevant health, wellness, safety and social topics. There will be entertainment by local artists, face painting and free giveaways throughout the day. The Expo will conclude at 3:00 p.m.  Admission is free!!!

Contact Info

Apple Creek Seventh-day
Adventist Church

700 Apple Creek Blvd
Markham, ON L3R 7X9

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Service Times

Sabbath School - Saturday 9:15am

Sabbath Divine - Saturday 10:45am

Youth Service - Saturday 6:00pm

Prayer Meeting - Wednesday 7:30pm

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