Marlene Hibbs began her trip across Canada in an effort to better understand and raise awareness for trauma.
It was a shock that during her journey the country and the world would be struck by a virus that would change the world forever. Under these circumstances she decided to complete her journey with a new awareness and a new sense of curiosity.
Every version of trauma is personal, every solution comes from gathering understanding. We have all been touched by trauma and solutions are within reach.
The goal of this work is to develop a collection of stories representative of the wide range of trauma experiences that exist in this country.
These stories will culminate in a book expressing an array of realities reflective of our current times and broad perspectives.
This initiative is intended to unite Canadians around the idea that our shared lives, joy, pain and search for meaning can represent an opportunity for change. We hope these stories will help policy makers find solutions.
These stories have the power to transform the narrative around mental health in Canada.
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What People Are Saying
From people who believe, and who make differences in their own communities.
President/CEO at Twist Performance + Wellness
Former Strength and Conditioning Coach for Vancouver Canucks
Partner with China Olympic Committee
“Marlene is ON A MISSION, biking solo across Canada to compel politicians to CHANGE THE SYSTEM of how MENTAL HEALTH is managed.”
MP Kamloops Thompson Cariboo
"My ears are open, I hope yours are too!"
Fraser Health Authority Community Health Specialist · Abbotsford, British Columbia
The Personal Training Collective Co-founder / Health Promotion Strategist
“Marlene is becoming a national advocate for Canadians in need. I was impressed enough to take a deep interest in her goals. I am excited to be a part of her journey and am looking forward to her project’s outcomes.”
“As MD at Vancity Community Investment Bank and former Principal Secretary to the Mayor of Toronto, I await with genuinely open ears what Marlene learns on this sincere cross-country ride to hear from Canadians what trauma means to them”