Why We Started

I was a longtime counsellor in university and worked with hundreds of students and parents who had the same concerns and confusion about what to expect in university. I watched many students make mistakes, drop out, and ultimately lose money because they lacked the guidance and proactive planning for a successful first year. Or, their mental health suffered and they ultimately dropped out.

I founded Tailwind to solve this problem and provide students and families with a head start on the transition to post-secondary.

I then recruited different experts and students from across Canada to design wellness programs that reflect the diversity of student needs in 2022 and prepares them mentally and financially for post-secondary.

"I" turned to "we" very quickly, and we now offer much more than on-demand online programs. We involve students in the process of everything that we do to help them develop as students and people.

- Devin Golets, Founder & CEO

Devin

Our Values

  • Authenticity

    We're honest about what we offer, the work we do, and when sharing how we may be able to offer support. We always lead with our hearts.

  • Inclusivity

    We tailor our programs, resources, and supports depending on who needs our support.

  • Fun

    The world of mental health can be difficult and dark at times. But working towards supporting students in their quest to be well and successful in school is both meaningful and fun!

Devin Golets

CEO

Devin has over 7 years of experience guiding hundreds of students and families on the transition from high school to university. He has made presentations about the benefits of post-secondary that have reached over 10,000 people, and has designed and developed career programming and internship programs for university students. When COVID-19 forever changed the world of higher education, Devin consulted professors at Dalhousie University, University of Regina, Tennessee State, and University of Michigan on how best to keep Generation Z students engaged online.

Devin is a former Junior A hockey player and television broadcaster. He spent a summer working at TSN Sportscentre and used to commentate live Junior hockey games on Rogers TV. He graduated with a BA in Media Studies.

Devin Golets

Jessie Brar

Director of Wellness and Inclusivity Services

Jessie has a BA in Psychology, and has spent her career working at Jack.org, Kids Help Phone, and as the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lead at a major Toronto Hospital.

She has also earned grants for her project "A Melanated Guide to Mental Health" and has written blogs about mental health that have appeared in major publications.

Jessie Brar

Nate Meidinger, BSW, MSW

Clinical Consultant

Nate is our Clinical Consultant and has counselled hundreds of post-secondary students over the past 7 years. He specializes in a number of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Nate Meidinger

Anita Samra

Student Success Manager

Anita Samra