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CAMH launches the Diana Capponi Client Education Fund

Diana Capponi
Diana Capponi

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Diana Capponi Client Education Fund in honour of Diana’s legacy as a CAMH employee and a leader and activist in her community. 

Diana joined CAMH in 2004 as the inaugural Employment Works! Coordinator. She believed fervently that work not only provided a pay cheque but confidence and purpose as well. Diana believed that having people with lived experience of mental health and addiction issues fill professional positions, both at CAMH and within the community, would help eliminate stigma and discrimination. In her life, she reached thousands of people through her work as a public educator, speaking frequently at workplaces, conferences and teaching courses. Her obituary was featured in The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail.

Diana often spoke about how critical education was for her own recovery journey – as it is for many others. The establishment of The Diana Capponi Client Education Fund furthers her vision to create opportunities for low-income clients to pursue education and enhance employment opportunities.

This is a dedicated fund. All donations will be used exclusively for the Diana Capponi Fund.     The first allocation of the award will take place in fall 2015. In keeping with the spirit of the award, 50 percent of people on the allocation committee will be people with lived experience.

Click here for more detailed information about the Fund.

Click here to contribute to the fund and please indicate you would like your donation to go towards the “Diana Capponi Client Education Fund”.

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