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
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 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:
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.
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.