Educational

SACY: Youth Substance Abuse Prevention in Vancouver

Project Description

SACY (School Age Children and Youth) is an extremely effective program run by the Vancouver School Board and Vancouver Coastal Health that educates about substance use and abuse. The aim is to empower youth to speak up, get smart, stay safe, and to get support when they need it. For this project, the Hello Cool World team collaborated with the SACY coordinator and several facilitators to bring together diverse high school students from all over Vancouver. The goal was to make an up-to-date conversation starter, that feels real and that is clearly about Vancouver. This was done to fill a need for materials that reflected local youth's concerns and contained their voices. For this reason we named the video "Share your Voice."

That's So Sexy - Gay Version

Project Description

We made two PSA's, a gay and a straight version, that contain full frontal condoms! (i.e. unwrapped). These were made by David Ng in partnership with Opt with funding from the Vancouver Foundation. We re-edited them during our 10th annivesary and Opt's 50th celebrations and aired them on CBC TV on Valentines day 2011.

Client & Partners Hello Cool World, Options for Sexual Health

Being There: Teaching Video around HIV Testing

Project Description

Being There is a teaching video for health care providers. Beyond the mechanics of administering an HIV test, this video brings to life the experience of diverse people living with HIV and health care providers who have had to give an HIV diagnosis. It looks at the social and emotional factors that need to be understood to give good care to people who are often marginalized and stigmatized. We cannot show clips from this video for confidentiality reasons; however, it is being used widelyand was very well received.

"Working with the Hello Cool World team has been an exceptional experience.  They were able to take a complex clinical topic and turn it into an though-provoking and engaging educational experience that is consistently described as “brilliant”."
Elizabeth Elliot, RN, MN. Director of Nursing, Manager of Professional Practice, BCCDC (at the time of the video's production)

Full Page Magazine Ads

Project Description

For many of our campaigns we have done a full range of advertising buys, in print, radio, transit, television and bar ads. Here we showcase some of our full-page magazine ads in publications which include Elle, Chatelaine, Macleans, and the Walrus as well as the documentary magazine POV.

Bevel Up Outreach (Film)

Project Description

Bevel Up, a film by Nettie Wild, follows the BCCDC outreach nurse team as they provide care for people in Vancouver's downtown eastside. The DVD includes extra materials that are useful in an educational context, and gives a human face to the idea of harm reduction. We worked on doing outreach on social media for the film, connecting it to communities interested in Harm Reduction. 

65_RedRoses

Project Description

65_RedRoses is an internationally award winning documentary and an official selection of the Oprah Winfrey Network's Documentary Club. Co-directed by Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall, the film follows the story of Eva Markvoort, a young woman with cystic fibrosis on the wait list for a double lung transplant. It was Eva's wish that the film be used to campaign for organ donation and CF Awareness. We created the international #4Eva campaign, and are distributing the film in Canada. We partnered with BC Transplant who licenced the film to be used freely by all high schools in BC.

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