Monthly Archives: May 2020

A Message From Janeway Jamarama @ Home

Hello friends,

We hope you are doing well and staying safe. For any of you who are essential workers, we thank you. Whether you are working at home, or away from home, we know these are challenging times. For this reason, we would like to “come together”…

Over the past several weeks, we at the Janeway Foundation have been inspired by seeing our community come together.  As Newfoundlanders & Labradorians, we’re more than neighbors; we’re there for one another. We want to take this “time at home” to connect with you, have a little fun, and maybe lighten everyone’s spirits for a bit.

On Friday, May 8th, we’re asking you to come together for all our Janeway kids.

Taking part is easy!

Wear your pajamas, post a photo or video with #JamaramaAtHome

Tag your friends and family!

Come together in this fun, one-day Jamarama digital event!

Unlike “Jamarama at School” that we hold in October, there’s no need to register for “Jamarama @home.”

  • Here are a few ideas! Keep your pajamas on and…

–        Get your students to join you and take a photo of your class on Google Meet!

–        Take a photo of you and your colleagues or friends on a Zoom call (and use one of our Jamarama virtual backgrounds)!

–        Get your partner and kids (pets included) in a photo!

–        Pose with your sports team, exercise or yoga class!

–        Self-isolating on your own? We want to see you too!

–        Be creative!

  • Then Post, Share and Retweet!
  • Tag the Janeway Foundation #JamaramaAtHome #ForAllOurKids

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If you are in a position to give to the Janeway for ongoing health care needs, please donate on our website:

Download our fun Zoom virtual backgrounds, colouring sheets, social media profile frames, and more (to be uploaded by Sunday):

If you are unable to join us at this time, we hope to see you again in October.

Take care and thank you for your support,

Some Important Notices


 Mental Health Week

May 4th – 10th is Mental Health Week. Now, more than ever before, let’s use this week as an opportunity to not only #GetLoud about our mental health but also to #GetReal about how we feel.

The theme of this year’s Mental Health Week is social connection. Connecting with other people and our communities doesn’t just feel good; it’s good for our mental health. As we face the COVID-19 global pandemic, we need each other now more than ever. It’s time to #GetReal about how we feel and lean on others for support.

Get involved

  • Visit for info and tools about CMHA Mental Health Week.
  • Connect on social media using the hashtags #GetReal and #MentalHealthWeek.
  • For more information or to access the Mental Health Week online toolkit, visit the CMHA website,

The incredible staff of the Mental Health and Addictions Program put together a video sharing positive mental health messages.  Thanks so much to everyone who participated. Check it out here,

Let’s #GetLoud about what mental health is and let’s #GetReal about how we feel.  Please remember to take care of your own mental health! As part of that commitment to yourself, please take some time this week to check out Bridge the gApp website  at for access to mental health resources and services.


Community Suicide Awareness Virtual Presentation

There is a virtual presentation, ‘Community Suicide Awareness’, scheduled on Wednesday, May 6, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and is open to community members who are interested in expanding their knowledge about suicide, suicide warning signs, and local resources available to help.  This is a 90-minute, free, online presentation. See the above attached information for more information.  Individuals who are interested in attending can RSVP to


Community Food Helpline -811/ Government COVID- 19 up to date Link

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is partnering with 811 Healthline and community organizations to connect residents of the province who are experiencing food insecurity with community food programs and other supports to access food during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Residents of the province can now call the Provincial Government’s 811 Healthline service to access basic information about food programs in their community, including referrals to food banks and meals.

For the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19, please visit For general inquiries related to available government services, please email

News release link


Community Garden Guidelines during COVID-19

Community gardens are permitted to open (subject to public health guidelines).  Visit  to see guidelines.