Claire JEPHCOTT McDerment ’56

Advocate and leader for children’s wellness

Claire JEPHCOTT McDerment ‘56, a health professional and stress management consultant, has served The Psychology Foundation of Canada for more than 20 years as a trustee and committee chair.

Claire JEPHCOTT McDerment ‘56

I hope my legacy will be a heightened awareness about the impact of stress on children. The more we can understand the importance of downtime, self-efficacy and resilience, the more we will help future generations lead healthy and productive lives.
As an early advocate for the need to address stress in young children, Claire developed the Kids Have Stress Too! ® program, which she has expanded for childcare providers and teachers of students in Grades 1 to 9. These programs are now being used in every province by local trainers and facilitators.