Candy’s Short Guides to Learning

A watch party can be a great way to safely connect your circle, cohort, or community to something bigger and create a movement that matters!

Don’t think you’ve got what it takes? Thanks to Candy’s Short Guide to Learning Live Session and Downloadable Guide, you’ll have everything you need to plan and promote your own watch party. The session was held on October 22 but we recorded the session – you can take a listen in to the full session by clicking on the Youtube link below. The link to the corresponding downloadable workbook is in the description.

Watch for more guides to come!



This is a special edition of Candy’s Short Guide Series in support of National Hope Movement and their mission and message that Mental Health is created socially.

Candy Event Consulting* is proud to be supporting the National Hope Movement** team plan and promote Let’s Talk Hope 2021 LiveStream*** on Bell Let’s Talk Day****! We have tailored this special session for ANYONE wanting to make a difference in the mental wellness of their communities.

Read more below to find out about this special, free-to-attend, session on October 22 and then how to host your very own Let’s Talk Hope 2021 LiveStream watch party in support of Mental Health on Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 28, 2021!


Calling all who are passionate about Mental Health!

If you ready and willing to influence your community for Mental Health in 2021, we’re ready to support you with a new online training.

Now you can join the growing National Hope Movement and host your very own Let’s Talk Hope 2021 LiveStream Watch Party on the official Bell Let’s Talk Day on January 28, 2021.

Candy’s Short Guide to Hosting a Watch Party

Expert Guidance for Everyday Event Planners

Register for Free and Watch LIVE on Zoom

on Wednesday, October 22, Noon – 1 PM MST

In this 60-minute, engaging, informative webinar, Lisa Gareau, Event Coach + Strategist and Founder of Candy Event Consulting will be revealing how YOU can start a meaningful discussion about Mental Health. Influence your close workmates, students, teams, leaders, collaborators, church, or groups by hosting a watch party in your workplace, office, school, or even your home!

This helpful live session and learning guide will include:

  • Identifying who in your circle is ready and willing to meet
  • Planning an affordable, easy event that energizes you
  • Designing an engaging in-person experience for your guests
  • Crafting your watch party message, mission, and invitation
  • Understanding the gathering rules and keep your guests safe
  • Telling your circle, cohort, or community about your plans
  • Committing to an emotionally safe and supportive session
  • Facilitating a discussion that gets gives everyone a voice
  • Continuing the conversation long after your watch party!


*About Candy’s Short Guides to Learning:

Candy Event Consulting through its learning arm, Candy Academy, has always looked for ways to make complex concepts easy to understand and implement. You might be planning your own events but, thanks to Candy, you don’t have to plan them alone. Now you can enjoy even more affordable, accessible, and applicable learning no matter what events you plan. With Candy’s Short Guides to Learning you’ll have what you need to plan events with clarity and purpose in no time!

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**About the National Hope Movement

It’s a seat at the table for change in our cities and in Canada as a whole. The vision is LARGE. It goes further than just you and I. It involves being a part of change in our entire nation. It remembers the north: Nunavut, Northwest Territories, and Yukon. It remembers small rural communities. It connects the west and east coast and unites us across the board. Each of us holds a piece of the puzzle to solutions. Imagine when those puzzle pieces come together? What you do is significant. Each person who is overcoming mental health issues presently reminds us that we must lean in as a community. Every person who has come through mental health crisis has a story that reminds people that HOPE is always an option. Every story matters. Every voice counts.

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****About Bell Let’s Talk Day

When it comes to mental health, every action counts. Helping to end the stigma around mental illness can help create positive change. It’s a fact: one in five people in Canada will experience a mental health issue or illness in any given year. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help. Developed in partnership with Dr. Heather Stuart, the Bell Canada Mental Health and Anti-stigma Research Chair at Queen’s University, here are 5 simple ways to help end the stigma that keeps too many who struggle with mental illness from seeking the help they need.

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