Organize a Fundraising Event

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You can help create a new state of mind in Canada and raise funds to fuel the movement by organizing a fundraising event or activity in your community. Partners for Mental Health receives no government funding, so individual donations are crucial to fuelling our efforts to drive meaningful change.

There are many different ways you can raise funds. Tap into your passion – music, art, golfing, baking, cycling or whatever it might be – to organize an event or activity in support of mental health. Find some ideas and inspiration below, and download our Fundraising Event Toolkit to get started.  

Fundraising Event Ideas 

Move for Mental Health 

Organize a golf or softball tournament or a bowl-a-thon, or ask your network to support a walk, run or bike ride you are participating in.

Make Music for Mental Health 

Organize a benefit concert, an evening of karaoke, a battle of the bands or an open-mic night.

Give Items New Life  

Donate funds raised from a book sale, a yard sale, a raffle or an auction.

Celebrate to Support Mental Health 

Host a ticketed barbecue, a bake sale, a dance or a dinner. Alternatively, ask for donations at a wedding, birthday party, or other event.

Upcoming Events Organized by People like You

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    Unsung Heroes – Teen Edition: Sing for Tomorrow
    Featuring Broadway and modern pop hits performed by an all-teen cast, Unsung Heroes: Sing for Tomorrow is an exciting theatre-style musical variety show in support of youth mental health. The show, which will take place March 4-5, 2017, raises funds through a variety of ways, including ticket sales and donations.
    March 4, 2017
    March 5, 2017
    Toronto, Ontario
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    James Strikes Back
    Each year, volunteers in Ottawa organize the James Strikes Back Bowl-A-Thon, an annual event held in memory of James Osborne. The Bowl-A-Thon raises funds through registration fees and pledges to support youth mental health and suicide prevention.
    April 30, 2017
    Ottawa, Ontario

Past Fundraising Events

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    The Art of Well-Being
    In partnership with Art with Impact, The Art of Well-being is an evening of mixed media in support of mental health, featuring a silent art auction, short films and discussion about mental health and mental well-being.
    Calgary, Alberta
  • Raise your voice
    Raise Your Voice Music Fest
    In Ottawa, the Raise Your Voice Music Fest featured a night full of talented musical artists, a silent auction, friends and fun getting together to raise funds for mental health.
    Ottawa, Ontario
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    Fly a Kite for Mental Health
    Fly a Kite for Mental Health was an afternoon of live entertainment, refreshment stands, face painting and kite flying in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Kites designed by Art Beat Studios, a recovery-oriented peer-directed program for those with mental illness, were flown and sold as part of a silent auction.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba
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    Not Myself Today® Bake Sale
    During Mental Health Week, a volunteer organized a bake sale at their workplace to kick-start the conversation about mental health at work. Not Myself Today themed cupcakes were sold by donation and $200 was raised.
    Toronto, Ontario

Organize Your Own Fundraising Event

We ask for all events organized in support of Partners for Mental Health to be compatible with our mission, vision and values. Please refer to our Fundraising Policy for more information.