Maple (Re)Leaf is a Canada wide campaign in support of mental health services across Canada
Blue Mountain Village Foundation has been graciously chosen as the Foundation of choice for the South Georgian Bay Area
What is Maple (Re)Leaf?
Maple (Re)Leaf will become a national movement to help end the stigma surrounding mental illness through the power of art. Toronto native, artist, Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario, a Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters, and a recipient of the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee, Charles Pachter, heads the Maple (Re)Leaf initiative as Artistic Director and designer of the 4.5" wide x 19.5" tall Maple Leaf art sculptures. Participating celebrities will lend their voice to amplify the message and raise awareness.
The public will be encouraged to support by visiting maplereleaf.ca, select Blue Mountain Village Foundation, and choose a donation level they would like to make, such as the minimum $30 donation. A Maple (Re)Leaf sculpture will be planted in Blue Mountain Village in October with each contribution made. Other donation levels include the option to own one of these unique and distinctly Canadian sculptures. Help us reach our goal of $50,000 for mental health programs in South Georgian Bay.
Starting on Canada Day, July 1, and ending on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2021 volunteers will begin to plant the thousands of Maple Leafs made possible by the donations collected. The installations, featured in communities from coast to coast, will represent the generous spirit of donors and bring further awareness of Mental Health in Canada..
Through the involvement of local volunteer groups, organization staff, sponsors, supporters, media, mental health professionals, and celebrities, the event organizer’s goal will be to end the stigma surrounding mental health and start the conversation that can hopefully lessen the impact of mental illness while funding vital programs.
Why Mental Health?
The pandemic has changed how we lead our lives, including how we gather as individuals and communities. Recent statistics show that approximately 20% of Canadian youth have a mental health disorder, approximately 1.5 million children and youth are affected by mental illness, and one in every five Canadians have a mental illness, but all Canadians have mental health and are affected by challenges or adverse circumstances. Maple (Re)Leaf allows Canadians to come together and help raise money for a cause affecting every single one of us during this challenging time in our history.
How You Can Help
Share with your contacts, share across your social media channels, share with your friends and family to help raise awareness of the impacts of mental health in our South Georgian Bay community and request a donation. Help us get to our $50,000 goal!
Grant Funding Applications will open in September for programs related to mental health in our area.
PLEASE DONATE TODAY
Blue Mountain Village was home of the National Canada-Wide Launch to this amazing campaign on June 30th, 2021
See Barrie CTV News Clip below and News Articles