SPARC launches #sayitfowardCanada campaign
November 05, 2020
As winter approaches, people are experiencing isolation, loneliness, and depression due to the COVID-19 pandemic and fewer daylight hours.
In response, the SPARC coalition (Strengthening Positive Assets Resiliency in Communities), the “SPARC-lers”, are launching a Canada-wide effort to make the world a little brighter called #sayitforwardcanada.
For the month of November, SPARC Red Deer is encouraging all Canadians to “Say It Forward” and send an encouraging message to a friend! SPARC has created positive message memes such as “You’re a Great Friend” or “You are Loved” that they will be posting daily on their social media accounts. Participants can share these memes and tag a friend or download and email to a friend. You are encouraged to also include a personalized message about why you are sending the meme to that person. More memes are available to download at sparcreddeer.ca.
Here is what we are asking you to do:
- Download or share the #sayitforwardcanada memes shared by SPARC on Facebook @SPARCRD, Instagram @sparcreddeer, Twitter @sparcrd or www.sparcreddeer.ca.
- Add a personal message.
- Add the hashtag #sayitforwardcanada.
- Tag or send to friends and family.
Let’s start a movement across our great country and #sayitfowardcanada today!
SPARC Red Deer is a local non-profit coalition designed to promote and educate community members and families about the '40 Developmental Assets”. The 40 Developmental Assets, developed by the Search Institute, are research-proven life experiences or building blocks which all children need to grow up healthy, caring, and responsible. Research shows that the higher number of these assets a young person has, the more likely they are to thrive and to engage in positive behaviors. Research also shows that the lower number of these assets a young person has, the more likely they are to engage in risky behaviors.
To learn more about SPARC, visit sparcreddeer.ca, or contact Rania Page, SPARC co-chair at 403.896.9431 or email@example.com.