Your Minute in a Pandemic 2021

Clock with words that say if you only had a minute

If you had a minute to share how you deal with your stress during the pandemic, what would you say? Tell us how you cope…

The KidsComeFirst partners asked local youth groups to share their messages of hope, resilience and coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s what they had to say… 

Be the difference with your minute:

Your Minute in a Pandemic from O-YA

Your Minute in a Pandemic from SECEPEO and Franco-Cité

The Your Minute Video Campaign is a collaboration between:

  • Kids Come First Health Team
  • YouthNet
  • The Ottawa Child and Youth Initiative
  • Ottawa Public Health

Where to get help

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How to say no to drugs
Mental health 
Opioids and illicit drugs


Your Minute Video Campaign Finalists 2018

 Your minute video campaign finalists

First place - "Talk About it", Sacred Heart High School 


Second place - "A minute with mental illness", St. Pius X High School 


Third place - "Just for today", École secondaire publique Omer-Deslauriers


Check out all the other entries on Youtube


The Your Minute Video Campaign is a collaboration between:

  • Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
  • Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario
  • Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est
  • Ontario Champlain Local Health Integration networks
  • The Royal Mental Health - Care & Research
  • Ottawa Police Service
  • Maison Fraternité
  • Rideauwood Addictions and Family Services
  • Ottawa Senators Foundation
  • Ottawa Network for Education 
  • Project Step
  • ME to WE


If you have any questions about the Your Minute video campaign, please call 613-580-6744 extension 24242 or email

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