1. General Admission:

Youth Mental Health Canada will be holding a 2 day Mental Wellness Community Fair: Friday, August 16 at City Hall and Saturday, August 17 at George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive beside Sugar Beach. We will have activities, information and fun for all ages: 60 workshops at GBC, information tables, interactive activities, DIY workshops, Dance Fire, yoga, meditation, films, music and much more!

We are bringing mental health and wellness into the community to normalize the conversation on health issues and break down self, cultural and societal stigma.

All attendees will receive tickets to the Toronto Wolfpack rugby team. We will have prizes and giveaways during the two day event.

Opening Ceremonies will be at 10:30 both days! On Saturday, we will announce the recipients of our first ever YMHC Hero Awards.

You can support Fair expenses by donating at www.ymhc.ngo or through PayPal (YMHC Charitable Foundation).

We are also looking for donations of food and beverages for Friday, craft materials for DIY workshops, prizes, products for the Back to School Mental Wellness Backpacks/bags including backpacks or bags.

We will be launching our youth mental wellness resources and tools at the Fair. If you would like to support the printing of resources to ensure that the tools for wellness are in the hands of those who need them, please send an email to [email protected] or donate at https://ymhc.ngo/donate/.

2. Information Table Registration:

What is the Wellness Fair? It’s an event that will bring together organizations in Toronto and surrounding areas to promote mental health and well-being.

Friday, August 16: City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 17: George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The goals of the Wellness Fair are to:

  • Decrease stigma around mental health
  • Provide tools and tips for improving mental health
  • Introduce health resources
  • Empower young people to be proactive and confident in caring for themselves and others

Why is this event important?

The Mental Wellness Fair will create a welcoming and engaging environment where people of all ages can connect about health topics that might otherwise be stigmatized or intimidating. We believe that the Wellness Fair will help young people feel comfortable talking about mental health, learning about self-care, and utilizing school and community resources. We believe that the Fair will strengthen our sense of community and connections, by providing greater opportunities for agencies, organizations and professionals, as well as people with lived experience, to share resources, information and skills.

3. Camp Group Registration:

On Friday, August 16, we will be having a Mental Wellness Community Fair at City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and we would like to invite your camp group.

Highlights of the Fair:

  • Zumba/Dance Fire at 10 a.m.
  • Tickets for all attendees to a Toronto Wolfpack rugby team game
  • Back to School Mental Wellness Backpacks/bags for the first participants
  • Lunch and snacks
  • DIY workshops: candles, bath bombs, body scrubs, slime, play dough and more
  • Film screenings
  • Musical performances
  • Information tables
  • Interactive activities
  • Prizes and giveaways

Mental health and wellness affects the way people think, feel and act. Taking care of our mental health is just as important as having a healthy body. One out of every five children and youth in Canada (20%) has a diagnosable mental health condition. Canada has the 3rd highest youth suicide rate in the industrialized world. It is time that we demonstrate with action the value we place on the lives, health and wellness of young people.

Our target audience on Friday is camp groups of children and youth. By bringing discussions of mental health and wellness into the community, we normalize the conversation on taking care of our mind, body and spirit and strengthen the sense of community and connection that is vital for good health and wellness.

Please register your camp group using the Eventbrite link with the total number of campers.

Please send us an email at [email protected] if you require funding for buses. We will do our best to accommodate any busing requests.

If you have any questions about the Fair and activities, please send an email or contact YMHC at 647-952-9642.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 16.