Connection Project 2023 Participant Application  
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Information and Application Guidelines for our Annual Mental Health Storytelling Event:

- We welcome you to complete the following application to be considered as a presenter, artist, or musician for the upcoming annual event. 
- We will be in touch via email regarding an initial information session once we have reviewed all applications.
- Thank you for your willingness to share your mental health story. 
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How did you hear about The Connection Project? *
Please watch/listen to two of the following Connection Project offerings. The first link is a podcast of the inaugural event and the subsequent links are the event videos beginning with 2018. Please select the two you have chosen. *
Please share an individual presentation that resonated with you and why. *
Please select how you would like to contribute: *
Please submit a maximum 250 word bio written in the third person. Example proved below:
Originally from Aotearoa, New Zealand, Emily moved to the northern hemisphere, spent her teens in Heiltsuk Territory on the central coast of BC, and finally found her home in W̱SÁNEĆ Territory on the Saanich Peninsula on Vancouver Island. Emily graduated from the Simon Fraser University Writers Studio Program, discovering a passion for poetry and exploring a variety of literary genres. She continues a life-long writing practice and has a memoir in the works. Emily is the Executive Director and founder of the Connection Project Society. Since 2018, she has been the Artistic Director and Speaker Coach for the Connection Project’s annual mental health storytelling event in SET,TINES, Sidney, BC. With over two decades of experience in leadership and management roles, Emily comes to life when witnessing others realize their full potential. Emily facilitates Cultivating Safe Spaces workshops and community gatherings focused on creativity, personal growth, and healing. In addition, Emily is venturing into documentary filmmaking to expand her interest in connection through storytelling. Emily lives in W̱SÁNEĆ territory on Vancouver Island, BC, with her husband and two children.
Please provide a brief overview of what you would like to share. (Feel free to share in point form). *
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