conversation about mental illness, homelessness, and
addiction, so we can keep vulnerable women
A Night of Hope
MAM is Margaret’s signature fundraising event that occurs annually, since 2013. It’s name is a tongue-in-cheek figure of speech that was intended to reclaim negative language that is often used and contributes to the stigma of mental illness.
The event is aimed at changing the conversation. It’s an inspirational evening packed with an inspirational program where guests and allies gather together to help us keep our programs running.
This year has been hard on all of us, but especially those living with mental illness, substance use, homelessness or a combination. By joining us from the comfort of your own home, you can help make a difference in the lives of women that Margaret’s serves.
Join Us for Our Signature Online Event:
Wednesday, June 2, 2021, @ 7:00 PM
Please Give What You Can, to get event access. You set the ticket amount! We suggest $25 or more to help support Margaret’s vital work to alleviate the pain and suffering that mental illness creates for the women in our communities.
Special Guest Performances
Join us online for our signature virtual event on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. @ 7 pm. Enjoy an evening of award-winning performances, and guests. With your help we can end the stigma and change the conversation about mental illness, homelessness, and addiction, so we can keep vulnerable women safely housed.
An award-winning Canadian singer/songwriter. Susan blends the Inuktitut and English languages with contemporary pop music to tell the stories of her people, the Inuit of Arctic Canada.
Clifton, Fraser, and Victor are an award-winning and multi-platinum-selling Canadian vocal super group, that blends classical music and contemporary pop.
Meagan De Lima
Meagan De Lima is an R&B singer-songwriter who is making waves in the Toronto music scene. She’s recently been awarded Top Artist for Social Change in 2021 in Canada.
Please Give What You Can (suggested $25 or more) to get access to this special night of entertainment. All proceeds from this event will go towards providing women in Toronto with the dignified housing and support services they deserve.
Margaret Trudeau Advocacy Award
Mad About Margaret’s is an inspirational evening that culminates with the presentation of the Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual who has worked tirelessly to reduce the stigma and improve the dialogue around mental illness.
Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services (Margaret’s) is thrilled to present Acclaimed Canadian Actor, Author and Rights Advocate Joanne Vannicola, the 2020/2021 Margaret Trudeau Mental Health Advocacy Award.
Joanne is an Emmy award-winning Canadian actor and writer who has worked in film, television, and theatre since the age of eight. Vannicola was nominated for a Genie, a Gemini, ACTRA award, and received the Leslie Yeo award for volunteerism on June 3rd, 2019.
Exclusive VIP Experience
Enhance your evening with the purchase of a VIP ticket for just $175!!! Following this signature virtual event, Margaret’s will host an exclusive fireside chat in conversation with Academy-nominated actor Shohreh Aghdashloo and Emmy-award-winning actor and community advocate Joanne Vannicola, moderated by Canadian Comedia Maggie Cassella.
You will also receive a delicious catering ensemble prepared by one of Toronto’s highly acclaimed caterer, Oliver Bonacini. Your charcuterie snack box will include Sharbot Lake cured meats, O&B Pickles, mustard, toasted bread, with your choice of red or white wine, or a refreshing mocktail kit.
Your support is a critical part of our endevour and will not only help ensure our success but will also aid us in continuing and expanding our current programming. Make a change in your community by helping women struggling with serious mental health challenges to rebuild and reclaim their lives.
You Can Be a Change Maker
Mental illness is a complex problem – it is interwoven with homelessness, marginalization, trauma, addiction, and isolation. But it doesn’t have to be.
Join us in the effort to change the landscape of mental health by giving a voice to those who are unable to speak for themselves.
We know this work is too big to accomplish alone. By becoming a corporate partner with Margaret’s, your organization will be investing in the continued efforts to provide supportive programming that can change lives for the better. Help us bridge the gap by contributing in support of initiatives focused on bettering the lives of those in our community struggling with the effects of poverty, homelessness, mental health challenges, and addiction.
All the proceeds go directly to support the work that Margaret’s does. The event is sponsored by a number of socially conscious organizations and individuals whose generosity knows no bound.
You can become a change maker too.
Become a Champion
Thank you to all our sponsors and friends, for helping us make this evening a great success!
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