SOUND OFF is a for-youth-by-youth social action and mobilization initiative that aims to break the silence surrounding mental health by bringing young people together to engage in conversation around how to strengthen Ontario’s responsiveness to youth and mental health issues. Led by a Youth Advisory Council with support from SSO, SOUND OFF works with a broad range of partners from the youth, mental health and community development sector to engage and mobilize youth on the topic of mental health.

1500 surveys were collected from young people across the province to gage their opinion on what is, or isn’t, working to support mental health in their schools, communities and the media. The results were released in a report titled “Youth Empowering Youth: How Schools, Media, & Community Impact Youth”