The mindyourmind team took to Zoom for our most recent online Design Lab, supported by the Canada Service Corps Initiative. Our goal was to co-create a mental health resource to fill needs identified by the youth. When the resource is complete, we will share it with both their local communities and groups of youth across Canada. This team wanted to create a workbook that would guide the user through deep self-discovery and help to set them up for a future they want for themselves. Aptly named Growth, this book is going to inspire you to grow and evolve into the best version of yourself!


mindyourmind staff and thirteen awesome youth across Canada: Aleisha, Erica, Ren, Herbert, Ilakkia, Jessica, Justine, Kajal, Maeisha, Michelle, Samara, Shalom and Zara!


We put out a call on our socials for applicants to participate in our Spring Design Lab. Youth across Canada answered the call, and we had folks from East to West! Successful applicants joined us in weekly meetings over the course of the spring to co-create something meaningful from them to our Canadian youth.


Spring 2021


Virtually across Canada


Young people continue to fight to have their voices heard and search for ways to make an impact in their communities. During the pandemic, we have seen an increase in mental health challenges, with social isolation making these even worse. Having a safe space online where we could connect was an important part of the design lab process. Being a part of a community is always important, but even more so now, and cultivating that vital sense of belonging online has been a wonderful experience.


This group decided to create a self care book called Growth, Grow Your Own Story. Available in English, French and Punjabi.

English    French    Punjabi

Youth Partners

This group decided on three questions:

  1. What was your favourite part of this design lab?
  2. What do you hope will come from this resource and why?
  3. What is your favourite donut?

Here's their answers...