Hashtag Hope began as an internet outreach project on Twitter back in 2012. The heart was to reach out, in real time, to those who were thinking about suicide via Twitter. Since then, Hashtag Hope has grown into a hope awareness brand and outreach project.
In 2016, founder of Hashtag Hope, Nick Pegg, left his job working in a kitchen and set out on the road in pursuit of those who wish to die. He set out with very little money and a lot of heart to share the hope he had found through perseverance and faith. Coast to coast, with hundreds of events in the name of suicide prevention and hope.
In 2019, Mark Stromenberg, a local youth worker, speaker, and suicide intervention instructor, joined the team. Later that year, Hashtag Hope incorporated as a grassroots, not-for-profit organization, and received its registration as a Canadian charity on January 23, 2020. Our offices and home base are in Cambridge, Ontario.
While suicide prevention is important for all ages, we have had the most impact with young people, aged 13-30.
Today, with a growing team, Hashtag Hope is creatively pursuing a world without suicide through outreach and education.
We hope you'll join us!
Speaking truth and life into darkness & death
Hashtag Hope exists to speak truth into the lives of those experiencing hopelessness and suicidal thoughts, to inspire perseverance towards the future, and to declare victory over the darkness.
Creatively pursuing a world without suicide
Hashtag Hope strives to see a world where there is no suicide, accomplished through intentional outreach & equipping, and where people discover the Source of abundant life.
CORE FOCUS AREAS
OUTREACH – EQUIPPING – RESOURCING – STORY SUPPORT – HOPEFUL GOODS
Since 2013, Hashtag Hope has crossed the country, speaking, teaching, training, and advocating for better mental health and less suicide.
Talks & Trainings
Direct Speaking Audience
Weekly Online Reach
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mark Walther, M.Div. (Chair)
Kristy Ewing, RP, MAC (Mental Health Lead)
Erika Raws-Paventi, RN, BSN
Kristin Schut, BRE (Secretary)
Nadeen Hibbs, QAFP, CFP (Treasurer)
Sarah Roessner, BSW
You work hard to earn your money, and we value every one of the many people who have given to Hashtag Hope over the years. That is why we are careful to make sure we steward your generosity well. This includes registration as a Canadian charity, a partnership with CanadaHelps, contracting out our bookkeeping and accounting needs to a qualified third party, and completing a voluntary Notice To Reader of our finances by a certified accountant. If you have any questions or concerns about our financial stewardship, please contact us.