We All Belong - Mental Health Fundraiser
"We All Belong" is a fundraising event in Toronto bringing together local community, mental health advocates and health professionals. Our goal is to further the cause of reducing stigma associated with mental health and illness while raising funds for Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. Saturday, April 27, 2019 3-5:30pm Yonge/Lawrence
Type of Event
- Community Event
We All Belong
2nd Annual Fundraiser for Mental Health in Support of Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
The Uptown Pub
Saturday April 27, 2019
3:00 - 5:30 pm
Tickets $20 or $25 Door
It is estimated that one in five Canadians are affected by a mental illness. It is one of the biggest issues in our health care system and has an immense impact on society at large. Yet mental health is not taken as seriously, and treated as urgently, as physical health.
Together, we can and must change the way mental health is perceived and treated, not just in Canada, but around the world. Change for the positive can only happen when attitudes shift about mental health and illness. Thankfully, changes are happening and there is a better understanding, however, more work is needed.
With your support and attendance in fundraisers like this, individual and societal perceptions of mental health and illness will continue to move in a positive direction.
Previously called, “For Emi – A Fundraiser for Mental Health”, our 2nd annual fundraising event will focus on adolescent and young adult mental health.
It will be a relaxing, informative afternoon to educate the public, reduce the stigma associated with mental health conditions, and raise money for Schizophrenia Society of Ontario. Last year, we raised just over $2,500, and this year we hope to raise $3,000. Join us to reach this goal.
There will an appetizer buffet, a Silent Auction, live music and speakers: Dr. Wanda Tempelaar, Psychiatrist, Amee Le, Occupational Therapist, and Ron Philipp, MSW, RSW, Psychotherapist.
This community fundraiser is organized by Toronto resident Evangeline Mangune. Evangeline was inspired by her sister, Emi, who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in her 20s. Evangeline and her family witnessed Emi’s struggles and the stigma she experienced with her mental health. Thanks to support from family, the community and organizations like Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, today Emi lives independently and thrives.