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STL is currently not active. Pictured below are some of our past members...  All have moved on to other things... Time moves fast!  DCAFS would like to say thank you to all of our past dedicated members who inspired many youth to speak out and to seek out help when they needed it most.   Remember, you are not alone!

For Counselling services, please attend our Talk-In Clinic on Wednesdays from 1pm-7pm for children/youth ages 5-18.

For Children under age 5, contact the DCAFS Central Intake at 519-941-1530

2015/2016 - As we say goodbye to members of our group who are moving on to post-secondary education, we are reminded that change is possible, and things do get better. Thank you to the Group Members of Shed the Light for your dedication to reducing the stigma.  Wishing you a wonderful summer.

Shed the Light was proud to meet and be part of a Clara Hughes event back in Oct/2012.  We continue to support "Bell Let's Talk" and continue to lead the charge with our own presentations to youth in and around our community. 

"Stigma robs people of their freedom to be themselves".

New School Year 2015-2016

Pics from Disable the Label 2015.  We are the change!!!

Fantastic year as we continue to be busy educating the elementary and secondary schools and the Optimist Club, students, parents, and community members... we are telling our stories, and making a difference.  Stay tuned for our new video.

Robin and Hailey are seen here holding the amazing work of artist Jim Lorriman, Woodturner (  Imposed on the plates are the personal stories of Robin and Hailey, the history of the wood and Shed the Light. The plates are to be auctioned off at the "Wellies to Wishes" fundraiser for the Dufferin Children's Fund on Saturday April 18th, 2015.   



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Shed The Light is a youth-led group that is bringing  awareness to children, youth, and adults about mental health issues, in hopes of reducing the stigma that surrounds Mental Health.   Together, with help from Children's Mental Health staff at Dufferin Child & Family Services the group has developed videos and many ways of educating other youth  by sharing our own stories and experiences. Each year, we present to many local schools, and community events.  It takes one person to make a difference.We are always looking for new members. If you are in grade 9 or above, and interested, please email us at:   [email protected] 

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