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Students Together Opposing Poverty (S.T.O.P.) Northumberland

A group of local high school students is working to address some troubling realities in Northumberland County.

Students from high schools in Northumberland have joined forces to take action against poverty homelessness and mental health -- including the stigma attached to each issue. The group calls itself: Students Together Opposing Poverty (S.T.O.P.) Northumberland.

Formed in 2013, S.T.O.P. Northumberland includes representatives from Trinity College School in Port Hope, Cobourg Collegiate Institute, St. Mary's Catholic Secondary School in Cobourg, Port Hope High School, Campbellford District High School, and East Northumberland Secondary School in Brighton.

Along with organizing an annual spring planning workshop, S.T.O.P. Northumberland members also hold a larger fall educational gathering that draws representatives from each school. The goal is to come together to create real change for the better.

In October 2015, 115 students from Northumberland high schools gathered in Cobourg to take part in a Harmony Movement Canada workshop. Participants discussed diversity, equity and inclusion, and identified ways they could make a positive impact on these issues in their own schools.

Also in Fall 2015, S.T.O.P. Northumberland members took part in producing this Stop the Stigma video.

To find out more about S.T.O.P. Northumberland, call the Health Unit at 1-866-888-4577, ext. 1252 or email us.