MAD ABOUT MARGARET'S
Is an annual gala held by Margaret's, a fundraiser designed to raise awareness and help end the stigma around mental health issues. This event is the signature event of Margaret’s, a very important charity which provides a continuum of safe and supportive housing for women with mental health challenges in Toronto. For more than 33 years, Margaret’s has empowered individuals struggling with serious mental illness to rebuild and reclaim their lives. This important fundraising event is critical to helping Margaret’s continue to provide essential services to vulnerable individuals. This year's event will be held at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library. We are pleased to announce our keynote speaker for the evening, four-time Olympian Silken Laumann, one of Canada’s most inspirational and beloved athletes. Silken will share her story of perseverance, wellness and hope. As well as acclaimed reporter and anchor, Pauline Chan who specializes in health and wellness news on CTV Toronto’s CTV NEWS will MC the night.
Silken Laumann, four time olympian
Pauline Chan, reporter/anchor ctv news
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE
SIX TIME JUNO AWARD WINNER SERENA RYDER TO RECEIVE THE MARGARET TRUDEAU MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY AWARD AT THE 6IXTH ANNUAL MAD ABOUT MARGARET’S GALA DINNER AND FUNDRAISER, April 4th, 2018.
One-of-a-Kind Award Recognizes Influential Voices Advocating for Better Mental Health Care and Less Stigma.
The Award was created to recognize individuals whose leadership efforts have been notably effective in advocating for a fruitful and on-going dialogue about mental health issues. Nominees were submitted from the community and consisted of individuals who have lived with mental illness, have used that experience to advocate for better mental health care and less stigma, and have proven that one person can truly make a difference.
“In recognizing Serena’s efforts as a tireless advocate for mental health services and less stigma, Margaret’s aim is to keep the important conversation front and centre, for those who live with mental illness. Serena is an apt ally to help us fulfill our mission., says Margaret’s Executive Director, Diane Walter. For six-time Juno award winner Serena Ryder, whether it’s the words of hope and inspiration through her music, or advocacy with Bell Let’s Talk and other charitable efforts like WeDay, Ryder embodies the spirit of the Margaret Trudeau Advocacy Award as an influential voice and outspoken advocate about mental health issues in Canada."