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This is Empathy: Canadian Mental Health Week

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

OTTAWA - The Canadian Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Week takes place at the beginning of May from May 2 to 8, 2022. 

This year’s theme is #Empathy and  Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is providing programming and resources that shows #Empathy towards having open conversations about mental health- “this is empathy.”     

OPL is offering programming for teens, adults and older adults on topics such as mindfulness, stress, and meditation. Customers will have the opportunity to ask questions, interact with presenters, and meet other library community members. We have endured a lot in the last two years, here’s the chance to come together to support one another and move forward stronger, together.    

With the nice weather approaching, we also invite customers to take a walk outside and explore a StoryWalk ® at one of six branches hosting this program. A chance to get out of the house and do something with family and friends !

For more information on these programs, visit