As our capacity grows, so does the number of families that Juno Foundation can support

Impact report

Juno Foundation has 2 primary objects: (1) provide financial support to adolescent girls, young women and their families; removing financial barriers allowing them to access therapy, counselling and therapeutic services through subsidies and funding; and (2) provide professional seminars, training and workshops for therapists, counsellors, educators, parents, as well medical and mental health professionals;in order to address the chronic shortage of skilled professionals and lack of critical knowledge when working with adolescent girls, young women and their families faced with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, self-harm and mental health concerns.

Juno Foundation became a registered charity on June 1, 2015.

Mission and Vision
Building the whole girl. Juno Foundation strives to empower adolescent girls and young women to achieve strong mental health and well-being

Juno Foundation believes in the inherent value of adolescent girls and young women — that all girls and young women can overcome past self-harming behaviors to live healthy, productive lives with positive relationships. With this at the heart of our work, Juno Foundation has achieved tremendous success and continues to focus on critical mental health supports for adolescent girls, young women and their families.  This has been achieved through our investment in girls mental health for many years now.

The following provides a snapshot of our important work throughout 2016.

Subsidies:

  • 842 Hours of subsidized individual therapy provided to adolescent girls, young women and their families.
  • 38 Adolescent girls, young women and their families recieved funding and financial aid allowing them to access counselling, therapy, and therapeutic services.
  • 5 Adolescent girls, young women and their families received increased subsidies (up to $200.00 per hour) to remove financial barriers and provide access therapy.
  • 5 Adolescent girls and young women recieved subsidies for Dietician counselling and supports.
  • 5 Therapy groups were subsidized allowing adolescent girls, young women and their families to access therapeutic group supports and coaching.
  • 1 Young woman received financial aid for childcare, allowing her to access and attend therapy and therapeutic services.

Community Education Workshops:

  • 10 Community education workshops provided to teachers, parents and counsellors in local Calgary schools.

Professional Training and Seminars:

  • 1 Training session provided to Mount Royal University, Faculty of Nursing students.
  • 2 Training sessions provided to Dieticians working with Eating Disorder clients.
  • 26 Mental Health Professionals participated in Advanced EMDR training with Dr. Deany Laliotis.

Therapist Training:

  • 5 Therapists provided with training in specialized treatment methods/models applicable to relieving the conditions of adolescent girls and young women with mental or developmental disabilities or disorders.
  • 482 Hours of individual and group training/supervision provided to therapists working with adolescent girls, young women and their families using specialized treatment methods and treatment model.

Since 2011, Juno Foundation has invested donor dollars into our key charitable activities such as the initiatives  identified above.  Resulting in 1.3 million dollars directed to building strong mental health of adolescent girls, young women and their families over the past 6 years.

Total Charitable Activity Investment

2016 2015* Audited 2014* 2013* 2012* 2011* Total
$301,905 $328,660 $224,087 $178,810 $154,667 $125,375 $1,313,504