The Joy Spark Project aims to deliver uplifting digital content (video and written content) on the
theme of sparking joy in our lives as we move towards a post-Covid world.

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Welcome to Joy Sparks!

Here at reachAbility we’ve heard a lot from our clients and community partners about the increase in stress, anxiety, and depression they’re experiencing directly or witnessing among their clientele since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

As the pandemic recedes, the stresses associated with it have largely remained. That’s why we’re launching Joy Sparks, a project designed to find and share the little things that spark joy in your daily life.

Contributors to the Joy Sparks Community Forum will be entered into a draw to win one of five $100 Visa gift cards during NAAW!

One ballot will be entered for each contributor, not for each comment made. Contributors submitting unapproved comments (containing inappropriate language or abusive content) will not be considered eligible. While we appreciate engagement on social media, only forum commenters will be entered into the draw.

Winning names will be drawn and winners notified by email on June 2nd. Contest is open to Canadians 18+ excluding employees of reachAbility.


June 6, 2023 Update:

Our contest is now closed and our five winners have been notified! Congratulations to you all and thank you for participating! Please continue to contribute to the Joy Sparks Forum and stay tuned to this page for future episodes!


One of the things that sparks the most joy for us is accessible content! Many mental health resources, especially those with video content, are inaccessible to some degree to those with low/no vision or low/no hearing. Most social media marketing for these programs is similarly inaccessible.

As with all reachAbility content, we are committed to making our all elements of the Joy Sparks project as accessible as possible. This means closed captioning on all our video content, alt-text and camel-text on all photo content, and online written content that is presented in plain language, in easily readable font, and in a way that is compatible with all common screen readers.

If you have ideas on how we can make our content even more accessible, we want to hear from you! Leave your ideas in the Joy Sparks Community Forum, or email us at

You can watch the first three episodes of Joy Sparks now on our YouTube channel at