- Mental Health
- Substance Use
- Healthy Living
For young people who are navigating life’s large and small challenges — from colds to relationships, from anxiety to job hunting Foundry makes a difference by doing things differently. Created with and for young people, everyone is welcome at Foundry. We empower young people to lead healthy lives, forge new abilities, and shape their own vision for who they want to be. Whether online or offline, we make it easy for young people to find the tools, resources, and skills they need for wellness.
As part of this, we believe in the power of stories to create connections, inspire hope, and encourage others to reach out for help.
We are looking for young people across BC who want to join us in sharing their story to show the many ways that young people can reach out for support, overcome challenges and work towards wellness in their lives.
If this is you, please contact us at Kaleigh.McLeod@cw.bc.ca for more information about how to get involved.
In addition to helping inspire young people across BC, you’ll have the chance to work with our incredible storytelling team, Peter Mothe and Connor McCracken, who will help capture and share your story in a way that works best for you.
Peter Mothe is a journalist, writer, and artist from Argentina who currently lives and works in Vancouver.
His past work has focused on a wide range of topics, including health, indigenous issues, marginalized communities, politics and sports, and has been published by VICE News, The Globe and Mail, CBC Indigenous and the Georgia Straight, among others.
Peter is excited to join the FOUNDRY team as a writer. He hopes his storytelling will help reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental health. Ultimately, his goal is to tell stories that shed light on this often ignored issue and empower more young people to share their own mental health journeys.
To learn more about Peter and his work go to https://petermothe.com/
Connor McCracken is a photographer and design student studying at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, BC.
In 2016, Connor created a mental health project called Project Pilgrim. This project involved interviewing over 350 people from around the world about mental health and photographing them. This project reached its climax in May, 2016 when Connor hiked the 1000km Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain where he interviewed and photographed pilgrims from around the world. To date, the project has reached over 1.3 million people.
Connor is excited to continue telling the stories of those who have and who are struggling with mental health issues.
Before deciding whether to share your story, here some things to think about.
Where will my story be shared?
Your health and well-being come first.
What could happen if I share my story?