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Join us on May 12th 2018, for the 2nd annual March for Mental Health!

This peaceful march will start and conclude at Nathan Phillips Square, to raise awareness for mental illness & addiction, and call for improvements to mental health and addictions services. 

Bring your signs, your loved ones, and your voice.


While fantastic initiatives have increased awareness and helped reduce some of the stigma surrounding mental health issues, the supply for mental health services does not meet the demand. More and more people are feeling comfortable to speak out and ask for help, only to find there are not enough services available when they do. 

The 2017 federal health accord committed 5 billion additional dollars to mental health care over the next 10 years – Ontario’s share is 1.92 billion dollars. While this sounds like a substantial amount, and it's a great start, when broken down among the population of Ontario it represents only about $14 per person per year.

Canada prides itself on having a universal healthcare system, yet when it comes to mental health care, a two-tier system still exists - those who can afford to pay for immediate care receive it, while those who cannot are forced to wait, often with fatal consequences.

Too many Canadians are falling through the cracks due to a lack of funding for mental health care, resulting in staggering economic and human costs. It's time for more than talk. It's time for ACTION.



THROUGH STRENGTH IN PARTNERSHIPS, We are calling on the provincial and federal governments to:

Provide equitable, timely access to evidence-based mental health and addictions services, by increasing funding and ensuring a full range of mental health services and supports are accessible to every Canadian, when and where needed.



Implementing the above will improve and save thousands of lives each year.



Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen St. West

Toronto, ON M5H 2N2



2018 Speakers



Blogger, speaker, mental health & addictions advocate and author of Save-My-Life School: A First Responder's Mental Health Journey.





13-year-old Zach Hofer walked, biked and ran from Barrie to Parliament Hill to raise awareness of youth mental health & funds for Royal Victoria Hospital's new Youth Mental Health Program. To date, he has raised over $100,000.



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Michael Landsberg

Founder of SickNotWeak, sports journalist, and former host of TSN's Off the Record.

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Andrew Jensen

Canadian PGA golfer, speaker and Ambassador of Bell Let's Talk.

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LYNN Keane

Mental health advocate, speaker, journalist & author of Give Sorrow Words.

Andrew Jensen's vlog of the March for Mental Health. Published May 7, 2017

Music: Let's Go Surfing by Joakim Karud

Follow Andrew's vlog at

The first inaugural March for Mental Health in Toronto May 6, 2017

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