City of Windsor and Caesars Windsor Kick Off Wellness Wednesdays by Showing Sole!
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City of Windsor and Caesars Windsor Kick Off Wellness Wednesdays by Showing Sole!

The City of Windsor and Caesars Windsor joined together today in support of the Downtown Core Partnership’s Wellness Wednesday event held at Charles Clark Square. To mark the official kick-off for 2019, participants were encouraged to wear teal green clothing as part of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch’s (CMHA-WECB) Sole Focus Project.

“The City of Windsor is proud to join our friends from Caesars Windsor and the Canadian Mental Health Association to take a stand for mental health in support of the Sole Focus Project and CMHA Mental Health Month,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens.

This initiative started three years ago to encourage employees of Caesars Windsor and the City of Windsor to take a healthy fitness break during their workday.

“Providing resources to strengthen the community where we live, work and play is a core value of the Caesars Windsor Cares program,” said Kelly Wolfe Gregoire, Vice-President of Human Resources. “As an on-going supporter of the Sole Focus Project we are a proud partner in supporting mental wellness in our community.”

“The Sole Focus Project was launched in response to the community’s desire for education, training and information about mental health and wellness. We are delighted that it has been a resounding success,” said CEO Claudia den Boer.

Since the inception of the campaign, the interest in suicide prevention trainings has increased over 100% and the number of mental health education requests has increased 134%.

Mental Health week is May 6 to 12 this year.

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