Our Programs

We offer a variety of programs to both elementary and high school populations. Our mental health literacy curriculums follow a primary prevention health model, which aims to support populations of youth that are not generally at risk (secondary prevention), or suffering from mental illness (tertiary prevention). Rather, we provide all grade students with access to age appropriate lessons under the umbrella of social-emotional learning and mental health literacy. It is our belief that early education and opportunities for interpersonal connection are the greatest prevention tool against the development of maladaptive behaviours and negative mental health outcomes.

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Students Impacted Annually

The Apple Program

At the “core” of our foundation is the Apple Program, operating in 30 locations across the Lower Mainland. Apple Bowls are filled daily and students are encouraged to “take two” – one for themselves, and one for a friend, and share a healthy snack and  a healthy conversation. This simple concept facilitates face-to-face connection in a tech-driven world where youth are more disconnected than evers. According to psychiatrist and Adam’s Apples Board Member Dr. Muffy Greenaway, “although it may seem simple, the impact of one apple, leading to one connection, can be a turning point for one student who is struggling”.

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Core Connectors


In Scholarships Awarded

The Core Connectors Initiative

The Core Connectors Initiative is a mental health literacy program developed in partnership with Adam’s Apples Foundation and the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Education: Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma.

This module-based curriculum was built for high school students, grade 9-12. The program is available via Zoom, free of charge, facilitated by mental health professionals, or provided as an in-school curriculum, where teachers and school counsellors are adequately trained to facilitate sessions to their students. The Core Connectors Initiative is designed to help youth gain peer support competencies and mental health knowledge.

Active Listening, Friendships, and Family
Learning objectives:
  • Understand the key attributes of healthy and unhealthy relationships
  • Develop conflict resolution skills
  • Create assertiveness skills and healthy boundaries
  • Incorporate effective listening skills such as attending, paraphrasing, and awareness of non-verbal cues
Stress, Social Media, Body Image, and Screen Use
Learning objectives:
  • Learn the bio-psycho-social model of mental health, the fight or flight response, and the impact of stress on the mind and body
  • Introduce effective habits to combat stress
  • Understand the relationship between stress and social media
  • Discuss the consequences of social media such as addictive tendencies and body image consequences
Anxiety and Depression
Learning objectives:
  • Understand the difference between everyday emotional responses and anxiety or depressive disorders
  • Review the Diagnostic Criteria for anxiety and depression
  • Discuss how anxiety and depression feel and function
  • Incorporate skills for helping ourselves and others with anxiety and/or depression
  • Provide resources for additional support
Learning objectives:
  • Discuss the teenage brain and addiction
  • Learn the behavioural, physical, and psychological warning signs of addiction
  • Provide resources for additional support
Suicidal Ideation and Intervention
Learning objectives:
  • Learn important terminology for self harm and suicide
  • Discuss facts and myths about suicide
  • Learn the ACT method
  • Provide resources for additional support
Positive Mental Health & Resilience
Learning objectives:
  • Reflect on moments of resiliency
  • Discuss cultural and socioeconomic factors of wellbeing and resilience
  • Learn positive psychology
  • Reflect upon what has been learned
  • Encourage students to stay connected through volunteering opportunities with Adam’s Apples and our Youth Council
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Year of Creation




Seedlings Graduates

Seedlings Initiative

The Seedlings Initiative is a Social-Emotional-Learning program developed for elementary level students. The program was developed in 2021 by psychologists, psychiatrists, teachers, and students in response to the social-emotional consequences of  the Covid-19 pandemic. The program is an adaptation of the CASEL Framework, condensed into 20 minute homeroom sessions on topics under the umbrella of self awareness, social responsibility, and executive functioning.


Self-awareness is guided by introspective practices of self-appreciation, emotion recognition, and managing emotions.

Growth Mindset
Emotion Recognition & Self-Regulation
Mental & Physical Well-being
Decision Making
Goal Setting
Empathy &
Kindness & Positive
Sense of Belonging
Community Kindness

Interested in improving your mental health literacy? Register for our online Core Connectors Initiative.

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