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Some of our Past Members pictured below... 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 to speak out themselves and others to seek out help.   Remember, you are not alone!
STL is on a break for the time being, but will be back soon with a new crew!...  If interested, contact Tina Pryce at DCAFS 519-941-1530 x225

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 will be there with Olympic Hero & Mental Health Advocate, Silken Laumann. Don't miss this exciting event.  

Thanks to "Bell Lets Talk Day" Stigma is taking a hit in 2016

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

Shed the light is looking for new members.  See our calendar for meeting dates and times.  First meeting of the year Sept-9-2015 from 5pm-7pm at DCAFS (655 Riddell Road, Orangeville).  You can make a difference in someone's life and in the process you will make a difference to your own.

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.

Open Mind Artistry Event May-8-2015

An evening of celebration of the creative process through art, music and performance.  STL was there and we hosted the event as Emcees.

We are also very proud of our Sophie who submitted an art piece which received recognition/award.


So far this year we have been busy presenting at  the Peace Ranch AGM, ODSS Mental Health Conference and ODSS Grade 9 presentations.  We attended the Girls Inc. Workshop and heard some amazing speakers.  We participated in the Youth Engagement Accreditation interviews for DCAFS.  

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]