Evaluation of Talk Today, a program of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division: Part A Report

McGill’s Faculty of Education began a collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario Division in 2018 to evaluate their Talk Today program. The present report details the Talk Today program designed by CMHA Ontario and is a comprehensive mental health program aimed at promoting and spreading awareness of mental health for young athletes. Additionally, […]

Breaking away: A harrowing true story of resilience, courage and triumph.

Patrick O’Sullivan was a kid with skills, with natural gifts that catapulted him into the spotlight and made NHL scouts rave. O’Sullivan seemed destined to become one of the next great hockey players in the world. But then it all went horribly wrong. In Breaking Away, Patrick O’Sullivan gives readers a disturbing account of ten years […]

The Riverton rifle: Straight shooting on hockey and on life.

“It all comes down to making the right life choices,” says the NHL’s legendary Reggie Leach, and this intimate biography lays bare the decisions that led him to become one of the best snipers in hockey history. Nicknamed the Riverton Rifle for his thrilling speed and deadly shooting skills, Leach overcame a childhood marked by […]

Boy on ice: The life and death of Derek Boogaard.

New York Times reporter BranchÕs chronicle of Derek BoogaardÕs winning but ultimately tragic life as hockeyÕs greatest enforcer is as tense and exciting as a hockey gameÉ Branch captures the sorrow and anguish of a young athleteÕs career collapsing due to the combination of drugs and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)øa kind of dementia that causes […]