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Transforming Lives Awards 2014

Breakthrough Campaign Launch

On June 4, before a glittering crowd of 1,000 supporters, CAMH honoured extraordinary individuals, who face their personal mental illness and addiction challenges with dignity and perseverance. By sharing their stories – their own remarkable personal breakthroughs – with the community, award winners and nominees alike help break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness and addiction. By celebrating their courage, we join them in this effort.

Transforming Lives Awards 2014

TLA has been a signature fundraising event for CAMH since 1993. This year’s celebration – the 19th event – was sold to capacity. Set in a dazzling tent onsite at the Queen Street campus , the event raised more than $1 million in support CAMH.

This year’s event was also host to the launch of CAMH’s Breakthrough Campaign, a $200-million fundraising effort through which CAMH will help more people recover, faster; inspire hope through discovery; and stop mental illness from destroying lives.

Ann Dowsett Johnston
Ann Dowsett Johnston at the Transforming Lives Awards gala on June 4, 2014

“I love being involved with the Transforming Lives Awards each year, and to play a role in honouring people with such powerful stories to tell,” says Valerie Pringle, co-chair, Transforming Lives Awards. “Their messages of recovery, personal breakthroughs and hope are an inspiration for all of us.”

The 2014 Transforming Lives Awards recipients are:

Stephen Emslie
Ann Dowsett Johnston
Ann Dowsett Johnson
Paolo Scotti
Paolo Scotti
Loan Van
Loan Van


We also honoured the Courtnall family, including NHL alumni Russ and Geoff. Years after their father died by suicide, the family – along with siblings Bruce and Cheryl and mother Kathy – are dedicated to improving mental health services in Canada.

Dr. Catherine Zahn
CAMH President & CEO Dr. Catherine Zahn announces $200 million Breakthrough Campaign

The Harry and Shirley Young Corporate Award was presented to Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, which has raised more than $550,000 for CAMH through its annual golf tournament over the past 19 years.

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