Whistler Community Services Society and Arts Whistler have partnered for ReachOut! Whistler – a campaign to raise awareness and funds for mental health and wellbeing programs, with the help of a beautiful locally designed enamel pin.
2020 was an exceptionally challenging year and Whistler Community Services’ Outreach program has experienced a significant increase in individuals seeking assistance in the areas of mental health and emotional support. Similarly, throughout the pandemic, Arts Whistler saw an increased need for accessible and inclusive arts and culture activities that could help foster community spirit and belonging in a year of filled with uncertainty and stress.
Jackie Dickinson, Whistler Community Services Society’s executive director, stated, “Whistler Community Services Society is proud and honored to be part of this powerful collaboration with Arts Whistler. The goal of this initiative is to create hope and resiliency as we start 2021 and raise awareness around mental health and the strength of accessing support.”
Buy a pin!
Purchase your ReachOut! Whistler Pin for $8 from Maury Young Arts Centre or the Re-use-It Centre
Check our hours of operations and come in to purchase a pin or make a donation to show your support for local mental health and wellbeing programs.
If you purchased pins in the presale, you will be notified by email once they are ready for collection at Maury Young Arts Centre. Pre-purchased pins cannot be collected from the Re-Use-It Centre, Unfortunately, we are not able to ship pins.
The ReachOut! Whistler pin design, created by Pemberton artist Aurora Moore, uses the iconic image of Black Tusk to remind folks that no one needs to stand alone. “Having other people to lean on and talk to is at the heart of mental wellness for me. I used Black Tusk to represent this thought – ‘You don’t have to stand alone’ – as Black Tusk stands out in the Coast Mountain range,” says Aurora about her design. Read the full interview: ReachOut! Whistler pin designer: Aurora Moore
You don’t have to stand alone.
Here are some resources:
Whistler Community Services Society:
Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4:30pm | 604.932.0113 | mywcss.org
VCH Mental Health and Substance Use Services:
604.698.6455 | vch.ca
BC’s 24/7 Crisis Support Line: 1.866.661.3311