Karyn Kipper

Karyn, a grade 11 student, is a bright, active, ambitious, young woman with two passions in life outside of her scholastic pursuits – leadership in helping her school community address challenges related to mental health and depression, and a longer term ambition of becoming a Canadian political leader. Karyn has been involved in the Res WAVE team over the past three years and on the Regional WAVE team for the past two years. She was an organizer of the “Youth Talk 2011” mental health awareness program sponsored by Canadian Mental Health. Karyn walks the talk in her day-to-day life, being highly supportive of her many friends and in her role as mental health advocate can often be heard saying “Youth Suicide…Talk About It! or “What are we going to do to end the silence?”