Courtney Jones

Mental Health Week

2020-05-08

One quote that has always stuck with me when it came to mental health was “We might not all have mental illness, but we all have mental health.” I first heard at a Jack.org national summit that I had the privilege to attend. I wish I could remember which of…

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

2020-05-01

Today, the last day in April, marks the end of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This month is incredibly important to not only honour the many survivors of sexual violence, but advocate for better prevention strategies and ensure that no one has to endure such trauma again.…

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Miss Universe Canada 2020

2020-01-21

It is with great joy that I announce that I have been selected to represent the beautiful province of Newfoundland and Labrador at the upcoming Miss Universe Canada pageant this upcoming July. Competing at this pageant has been a dream of mine for as long as I can…

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The Roaring 20s

2020-01-02

The first of the month marked not only the start of a new year, but the start of an entirely new decade. This seems like an ideal time for reflecting on the past ten years and goal-setting for the next. With that being said, I wanted to write a short…

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16 Days Campaign

2019-11-28

We are three days into the 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women and Girls. This year’s theme is #OrangeTheWorld, uniting against rape.

Sexual violence is, heartbreakingly, a universal experience of women around the globe. This ranges from verbal harassment to rape and…

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Bonjour, Paris!

2019-11-02

Since it’s reading week, and I had no plans during reading week, I thought why not travel somewhere? I took a few days to try to figure out where I might go based on what was feasible, and somehow settled on Paris.

I flew from Exeter airport at…

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The Plastic Ban

2019-06-21

A few days ago, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would ban single-use plastics in our country likely beginning in 2021. The timing of this announcement could not have been better, as World Oceans Day was just two days prior.

It comes as no…

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Volunteer Week 2019

2019-04-08

April 7-13 marks Volunteer Week in Newfoundland and Labrador. Volunteers are the backbones of our communities and without the incredible work that they do, there are many things that would not run as smoothly, and many organizations that would likely be unable to function.

As someone who has…

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International Women’s Day

2019-03-08

Today is one of the, if not the, most important day of the year. Today is a day of reflection, learning, progress, and action. As cliche as it may sound, today is a day where we must really reflect on how far we’ve come, and critically analyze how far we…

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Jack.org National Summit

2019-03-04

If you were to ask any one of the 258 delegates from across Canada when the revolution is, the revolution is now. What revolution? The mental health revolution.

This past weekend, over two hundred youth from across Canada came together in Toronto to discuss barriers facing access to…

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