our program

The Robb Nash Project is an immersive concert experience that engages young people through the power of music and storytelling. Our presentation addresses topics related to mental health such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, bullying and suicidal ideation. We balance this serious subject matter in a truly unique way that is not only thought provoking and inspirational but also entertaining and at times humorous. Our shows are hosted in performing arts theatres and arenas from coast to coast and organized with participating schools and communities. We are a registered Canadian charity and schools are invited to attend at no charge with assistance available for transportation costs. We provide comprehensive support to participating schools before, during and after our presentation to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

To learn more about booking or to inquire about attending an upcoming event in your area, please contact our Events Director, Karen Hampton.

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Our Mission

Our goal is to bring hope to those who feel like they’re worthless, alone or unloved; to those who are struggling with addiction, depression and suicidal ideation. Through the intrigue of a rock concert, we show that it’s okay to talk about our struggles and our pain and to reach out for help. Our goal is to start those conversations and to bring awareness to the struggles that so many are facing. We work closely with local resources, both at the school level and health-care professional level to ensure that follow up help is available. We have partnered closely with national services that provide additional resources such as Kids Help Phone.

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REFERENCES

Through his work with the project, Robb was named to the Order of Manitoba and received a Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health named Robb as one of the leading Canadians in the field of mental health work. The project has been recognized and supported by the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba and the Canadian Mental Health Association across Canada.

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This is what Robb Nash does: he changes people’s possibilities. To be a part of this project in any way will touch your life in unimaginable ways.
— Dr. Shirley Steinberg, Ph. D., Research Professor of Youth Studies - University of Calgary
If you are lucky enough to attend a Robb Nash Project presentation, then I can guarantee you that you will forever be changed. Robb and his band bring a difficult conversation to the surface in a powerful and unforgettable way through story and music that connects to all of us. Through his personal experience, Robb is able to bring truth, humor, and rock and roll through his darkness (and our darkness) and remind us that our stories matter and that they can have positive impact on others. The Robb Nash Project has the ability to reach our youth in such a way that they feel seen and heard, and continue to choose their strength over their pain. For anyone who has not yet seen this presentation, make time for it!
— Melanie Morrison, Catchment Success Coach, Edmonton Public Schools
We have had nothing but positive feedback from students and staff alike. We are highly appreciative and most certainly would welcome your group back in a heart beat. I would say one of the things we most appreciated was the high degree of professionalism and attention to detail - along with all of the team’s approachability and humanity. There was a genuine sense of care for the welfare of our kids, in a way that talked to them and not down to them. We felt such an effort and desire to collaborate in the urgency to help our kids from beginning to end.
— Peggy McCourt, Principal, Sherbrooke, QC
We were very fortunate to have had Robb Nash at our school presenting to our students about mental health, depression, self-harm and suicide. His story and message of hope, resiliency and perseverance had a major impact on our students. Robb is one of the most compassionate people that I have ever met. Robb left a lifelong impression on these students and gave them hope for better days ahead. As a teacher of 28 years, I have organized many presentations and the Robb Nash Presentation was one of the best I have ever seen.
— Shari Gebhard, Teacher, Plenty, SK
 

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What We've Achieved

  • 992 performances in the last 10 years

  • 1827 schools reached directly

  • Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient

  • Order of Manitoba recipient

  • CAMH Difference Maker Award

  • Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada

  • Toronto Police Partnership award

  • Mood Disorders Association Helping Hand award

  • Community Individual National Champion of Mental Health award

  • Officially honoured by Chief Leonard Bastien with the Blackfoot name Kyiylina “Bear Chief”