Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope

Dec 20, 2019 | Events - Foundation Hosted, Featured, Front Page 3

Film Screening

When: February 19, 2020

Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm (doors open 5:30 pm)

Cost: FREE. Donations appreciated.

Where:  Biosciences Auditorium, 116 Barrie Street, Queen’s University

About the Film

Resilience is a powerful documentary showing how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can be linked to several chronic mental and physical conditions and affect our social well-being. It explores how we can put this breakthrough science into action to address what seem like intractable, unsolvable social and health problems.

You can watch a preview of the movie here:


Why we are hosting this event

We should be going after (this) like a bear” is a great quote from the movie trailer – and exactly why the Community Foundation has taken such interest in this topic. From what we are learning about ACEs, we see an incredible opportunity to build on our community’s capacities, encourage resilience and take a much more effective (and cost-efficient) approach to some of our most complex challenges.

This special event is a follow up to the recently released Community Insights publication on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and our recent SOLD OUT Speaker Series on the topic.  Visit for a copy of the report, resource list, and summary of related events.

There is already some great work going on in our community. But there is more that we can do.



Kris Millan, Director, Family Health Division, KFL&A Public Health

Tess Clifford, Director, The Psychology Clinic at Queen’s

Kelly Maracle, Indigenous Student Support and Engagement, Limestone District School Board

Grandmother Kathy Brant, Indigenous Community Development Worker, Kingston Community Health Centres  

We are pleased to offer this event FREE to make it accessible to all who wish to attend; but appreciate donations to help support the ongoing work we do in/for the community.

Our thanks to Dr. Tess Clifford/The Psychology Clinic at Queen’s for partnering with us to provide the venue for this public screening.


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