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The Judy Hills Internship Award is being designed for third-year undergraduate students, majoring in psychology. Judy Hills led The Psychology Foundation of Canada (now also known as Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada) for over 12 years and retired in 2018.  She started her career as a teacher and then moved to the charitable sector where her expertise in education met with her passion for community driven opportunities.  Throughout her leadership with The Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC), Judy was instrumental in leveraging the benefits of psychology to better Canadians and in particular children and youth through the development and delivery of many evidence-based programs and resources that are still around today.  Programs such as Parenting for Life, Kids Have Stress Too! and Stress Lessons are a result of Judy’s work with PFC expert volunteers.  During her tenure, she also experienced first-hand the desire and dedication of many leading Psychologists throughout Canada to support and promote mental health.  It is with this in mind that Judy wants to support future Psychologists and ensure that this devotion and commitment to the promotion of mental well-being remains at the forefront. Read more here.

Hear what our Winter 2024 Judy Hills intern had to say about her experience!

 The Judy Hills Internship Award has provided me with an array of different skills that I will continue to use throughout the course of my life. The supportive environment fostered personal growth, encouraging me to explore innovative approaches to mental health advocacy. It has been an absolute pleasure being able to work with the incredibly talented team at Strong Mind Strong Kids who were excellent mentors and provided an endless amount of support during my time with the organization. This award has not only enriched my learning journey but also reinforced my commitment to promoting mental well-being in our communities. As I move forward in my academic pursuits and future career, I will forever be grateful for the foundation laid by the Judy Hills Internship Award.

Hear what our Fall 2023 Judy Hills intern had to say about her experience!

 The Judy Hills internship was nothing short of an amazing opportunity that allowed me to take my first steps into the professional world. Working alongside the talented individuals at Strong Minds Strong Kids was a true pleasure. The team’s commitment to fostering a collaborative and supportive environment made my internship so enjoyable.Throughout the internship, I had the chance to immerse myself in many tasks that stretched my abilities and expanded my skill set which are undoubtedly going to be vital for my future success. It has not only equipped me with practical skills but has also given me a deep appreciation for the positive impact that a dedicated and passionate team can make, particularly in fostering resilience. I am incredibly grateful for the enriching experience provided by the Judy Hills internship and everyone at Strong Minds Strong Kids