Laura Meisner has spent six years exploring better mental health support programs for children and youth. While earning her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Honours Bachelor of Social Work, Laura worked at Children’s Centre Thunder Bay, an organization dedicated to helping children with mental health issues to better function at home and at school. She has developed curriculum and programs for schools, organized youth conferences, developed and managed mental health education programs and campaigns, obtained grants, and chaired many committees. She is an active volunteer and is the Chair of Faye Peterson Transition House Board of Directors.
The Hilary Weston Scholarship will help Laura continue her research at Lakehead University where she is pursuing her Masters of Social Work Degree.