By Maria Martin On March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
The three days at the CDC Conference was a whirlwind of mid-week fun. The team was there to live-tweet CDC conference happenings + their projects around First Nations health and social media promotion. Many attendees recognized and were aware of our projects and campaigns. We did live tweeting & video interviews throughout the conference, so stay tuned for our vlog post highlighting the event. We asked people what community health meant to them & what community health looked like in First Nations communities. We also interviewed Dr. Evan Adams who explained the connection between community health and the new First Nations Health Authority. The wellness model takes a mind, body, spirit approach.
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, Hello Cool World
, I Have Immunity
, HIV AIDS
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, Sexual Health
By Linh Tra On February 08, 2013 | 0 Comments
Maria Martin is interning with Hello Cool World as part of her community nursing course at VCC.
Linh Tra is a Bachelor of Nursing student at Vancouver Community College and is interning with Hello Cool World as part of her community health clinical.
Hello Cool World has been working on a project with the SACY team (School Aged Children and Youth), along with the Vancouver School Board. The SACY project is a Substance Use Prevention Initiative that engages students, parents, teachers, administrators and the greater community in a process to strengthen school-based alcohol and drug prevention and early-intervention programs and policies. Hello Cool World and SACY interviewed about a dozen high school students from all over Vancouver. We will be putting together 4 short videos around the 4 key messages about alcohol and drug prevention: be smart, speak up, be safe, and get support.
The youth of the SACY project reported that they experience many stressors and pressures as teenagers. Some of these include the pressure to find who they are, the pressure from parents and teachers to succeed in school, and pressure from peers to fit in. They also mentioned that some issues youth face are related to drugs, alcohol, self image, bullying, self harm, relationships, sexuality, etc. They felt pressures from everyone around them to be or act a certain way or to do certain things with their futures and this caused much stress for them. The youth noticed that many teens are unable to effectively cope with their stress. Therefore, this may lead to many risk taking behaviours. As one youth said, “pot and liquor for the most part is like, people use those as kind of an outlet.”
By Katherine Dodds On July 29, 2011 | 0 Comments
Hi! My name is Linh. I am a Bachelor of Nursing student at Vancouver Community College. I am excited to be working with Hello Cool World as part of my community health clinical. I chose Hello Cool World because it is completely different than any other types of nursing that I’ve done before. It also allowed me to combine my love for nursing with my interest for film and media. The Hello Cool World team members are amazing and so creative! I’m not a very creative person, so I’m really stepping out of my comfort zone here! But it’s an awesome experience!
EMPOWERING YOUTH TO PROMOTE PEACE IS WHAT PEACE IT TOGETHER IS ALL ABOUT.
Youth from Palestine and Israel join Vancouver youth and an international group of faclitators and film mentors to work together to make films. WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING OF YOUTH FILMS- AUGUST 2 - VOGUE THEATRE VANCOUVER. Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm.
The project is about dialogue, filmmaking and multimedia and the public is invited to support the project and view this year's crop of fllms. On Tuesday, August 2nd come and watch the short films these youth have co-created about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Join us for this World Premiere at 7:00pm at the Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street.
Hello Cool World joined the program on the first day of fllming, which happened this year on campus at the University of British Columbia. We also did interviews with founder and exec director Reena Lazar and others including our own HCW cohort, Atef Abdelkefi, who has been volunteering for Peace it Together for many years. Pictured above, Atef is showing the group of youth the filming equipment on day 1 of the filmmaking part of the project. We will be at the premiere and doing a few follow up interviews, then watch for our own mini-doc 'Vlog" (Video blog!) Check out the other community support the project is also getting, I saw this mural on Water Street at Ishara while wandering around on the weekend!
By Katherine Dodds On October 02, 2010 | 0 Comments
Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of Good Company Communications and HelloCoolWorld.com. Trained in renegade advertising & branding through her work with Adbusters in the '90s, Kat's early induction into the possibilities of the web-world was inspired by the term hypertext, which she immediately found comforting. She is dedicated to cause-related communication and to the development and use of tools that promote democratic processes.
A DRUMMER'S DREAM AT VIFF
I had the pleasure of meeting filmmaker John Walker when Mark Achbar and I did a workshop a year and a half ago at the Candian Film Centre. At the time he was working on his new film -- A Drummer's Dream, and now it's screening at VIFF Monday October 4, 6:30 pm, and Wednesday October 6 at 3Pm!
“A Drummer’s Dream (directed by John Walker) is about half a dozen of the best drummers in the world, who are invited to a barn in cottage country in Ontario, where they perform and give classes. It’s remarkably introspective for a film about drumming.” Vancouver Sun.
By David Ng On May 05, 2010 | 0 Comments
HELLO COOL REVIEWS
Six Miles deep is a film about the oldest matriarchal democracy in the world – the 6 nations, or Haudenosaunee people. Set during the 2006 conflicts at Caledonia, the film explores indigenous land claims issue, through the perspective of the women leaders in the community. It's one of several youth films we are promoting at DOXA.