A Saskatoon-based creative and software company, Territorial, won a National Philanthropy Day Award for their support of mental health. National Philanthropy Day celebrates the great community work taking place in Saskatoon and raises funds for the Saskatoon Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Territorial was nominated by Crocus Co-op, a member guided co-operative that works on behalf of people with mental health disabilities in Saskatoon, for its mental health-related efforts. The relationship between Territorial and Crocus Co-operative began over 3 years ago on Random Act of Kindness day and includes collaborating on Crocus’ website.
“From the beginning, the staff at Territorial were amazing to work with. The passion they have for mental health, as well as supporting community organizations such as ours, is something that we are beyond thankful for.” said Robin Mitchell, Crocus Co-op Director of Operations.
Lived experiences with mental illness inside Territorial has led the company to reach out to the community with empathy and develop digital solutions that make a difference in people’s lives. One outcome is an enterprise software tool, called Hugr.
Hugr provides organizations with a mental health management tool that can reduce and prevent symptoms of mental illness. The software does this by empowering people to turn the important people in their life into
an effective, connected support team. As Hugr develops, Territorial is working with Crocus on continuous refinement.
“The last few years I’ve been in a depression,” said Scott Borys, COO of Territorial, “and I was inspired to help others in the same situation. Hugr would have significantly helped me and those around me who wanted to help but didn’t know how.”
Together, we’re stronger. When we wrap people in community, their potential for growth and progress sky-rockets. Hugr is open for beta testing and can be found at hugr.ca.
Daren McLean, Territorial CEO
Robin Mitchell, Crocus Co-op Director of Operations
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Hugr is a cloud-based software tool, developed by Territorial, that helps reduce and prevent symptoms of mental illness. The software does this by empowering people to turn the important people in their life into an effective, connected support team.
Crocus Co-op is a non-profit, charitable, member guided co-operative that works on behalf of people with a mental illness diagnosis, where members can find companionship, understanding and support.
Territorial designs interfaces for web apps, products, and services.