1. What is your innovation story?
CINIM (the Canadian Institute of Natural and Integrative Medicine) has created an award-winning, clinically proven online resiliency building program available 24/7, called BreathingRoom™ for youth ages 13-24. The Mental Health Commission wrote a briefing paper on BreathingRoom™ stating that those “who completed the program describe its impact as transformational; it changed how they see themselves and the world, what they do, and how they feel, often achieving what medication or counseling alone did not.” We believe in being proactive instead of reactive by addressing the 80% of youth who do not reach out for help due to long referral times, cost of therapy and stigma associated with mental health.
2. Do you follow a sustainable development agenda (for people, planet and prosperity) in your company / business?
Firmly embedded in social responsibility, CINIM supports individual wellness and serves the wider community through medical and academic research as well as charitable endeavours.
3. If your enterprise could have a global application, what is your vision for transforming the planet?
Globally, CINIM wants to help people improve and maintain their health and well-being through a deeper understanding of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Using evidence-based solutions, we develop products and services that help individuals embrace simplicity, overcome obstacles, find meaning and gain control of their lives.