What is the meaning behind the Halton Families for Families logo?
The main painting in the Halton Families for Families logo was created by a talented youth from Milton who is passionate about spreading awareness to the struggles people face when dealing with mental illness. Her creative design of the two Inukshuk’s symbolizes both the child/youth and caregiver. The two structures strengthen our tagline that “We’re in this together” – we are not alone in our journey. The Inukshuk was chosen for it’s traditional meaning that, “Someone was here” or “You are on the right path.”1 When families connect with HFFF they are on the right path.Inukschuk Painting

A blue circle wraps around the two Inukshuks. The circle is intentionally open and imperfect. It is open to ensure all families feel welcome. Its imperfection represents our humanity, as we seek to create a safe place for families to gather. “This is a color that seeks peace and tranquility above everything else, promoting both physical and mental relaxation…. In the meaning of colors, blue relates to one-to-one communication, especially communication using the voice – speaking the truth through verbal self-expression – it is the teacher, the public speaker.”2 Halton Families for Families empowers the voice of families, and understands the diversity and strength of each family.

Green in the Inukshuks symbolizes the continual growth of Halton families, and beginning to look at the expertise of families in a new way – one family at a time. Green is also symbolic of many mental health awareness campaigns.

We learned through this process, that the logo is open to so many interpretations, all depending on the journey one has travelled.

We are connected, we are inspired by each other, we are committed to always ensuring family voice is at the forefront and we are supported. We are Halton Families for Families.

References:
1. http:/www.inukshukgallery.com/inukshuk.html
2. http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-blue.html

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