Create your own event, or join one near you
Looking to participate in something that will make a difference and improve well being across Canada?
We are looking for people to help us reduce the stigma of mental health and raise funds to support programs and resources in your community.
With your support, you are encouraging people who are impacted by depression and other mood disorders to come forward for help. Stigma is still a real issue, there are too many people struggling with mental illness without getting the help they need. Help us reach them and spread the word to #DefeatDepression.
Interested in Creating and Event in Your Community?
Are you a local community organization or group that provides services related to mental health?
We have developed a revenue-sharing plan to assist you in fundraising for your programs. If you have staff and/or volunteers willing to organize a Defeat Depression campaign event you can benefit by raising fundraising proceeds.
We provide Defeat Depression campaign materials to help with recruiting sponsors, participants, and other partners, and we also provide marketing and promotional materials for the event.
The purpose of our partnership is to help build a mental health support network and increase collaboration across communities. We can all be united with the goal of providing resources and supports for individuals living with mental illness and their families.
To become an Event Host
Contribute and show your support
As a local business, you are in a unique position to be a leader in your community and contribute to the promotion of mental health.
Often, employees are experiencing mental health issues. You can demonstrate your support for mental health in the workplace by supporting your local event or creating a team. Your actions would show your employees and community that you care and want to take a positive stand against the stigma unfairly associated with mental illness.
Get your employees involved. Form teams to participate in the event and help fundraise in support of this great cause.
Become a sponsor. We accept both monetary donations and in-kind donations of gifts and/or services. In exchange, we can offer valuable marketing exposure in your local community.
Help promote the event by putting up posters, handing out brochures, talking to your customers about it. Anyway you can ‘spread the word’ is very helpful.
To Organize an Event, or for information on Sponsorship Opportunities
Steering Committee Positions Are Available!
Planning and organizing the Walk/Runs takes time, passion and creative thinking. With support from volunteers and Mood Disorders Society of Canada’s staff, you will be a part of something truly extraordinary in your community. Although this is a national campaign, local success depends on volunteers like you. With your community insight, you will raise awareness, encourage participation, and drive fundraising results.
You will gain valuable skills and experience:
Contributing to the organization’s mission of creating a world where Canadians with depression and other mental illnesses feel free to seek treatment without stigma
Working collaboratively with like minded volunteers in the community
Building relationships in your community