Launch Campaign

The need for mental health support has never been greater. This is our moment to serve our community.

Same Heart, New Direction, Wider Impact

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Step Forward Program
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We are a group of parents, community members, professionals, and health care specialists, who are passionate about helping people who need support in their darkest moments.

We Need Your Help

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital and leading researcher. Their research shows that in Canada:

  • At any given point in time, 1 in 5 experience a mental illness
  • 1 in 2 have or had a mental illness by age 40,
  • Youth ages 15-24 are the most likely to experience mental illness and substance use disorders,
  • Canadians in the lowest income group are 3-4x as likely to have a mental illness and also face the highest barriers to support.
  • Over 4,000 Canadians die every year by suicide.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to remove financial barriers and offer mental health programs to individuals, couples, youth, and families who otherwise could not afford them. We offer a multidisciplinary approach to health that cares for the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our clients through qualified care, education, training and community-minded partnerships.

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Help Us Raise $400,000 For Vital Mental Health Services

Qualified Care

  • The Step Forward health society has built a robust network of vetted mental health professionals renowned for their expertise and dedication to the highest standards of care and share our goal of lowering financial barriers.
  • Our network has a wide range of expertise in trauma informed care, including services for individuals, couples, and families using modalities such as EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Addictions and Recovery, Neurofeedback, Group therapy, Arts in Health and more.
Qualified Care
Qualified Training

Education & Training

  • We develop and host educational and training workshops that foster mental wellness among individuals, children, youth, parents, coaches, professionals, educators, and businesses that foster mental wellness in our community.
  • We have led workshops on performance anxiety, mindfulness, growth mindset, Mental Health First Aid, and more.

We believe that excellent healthcare should be accessible to all.

“I am immensely grateful to Step Forward Health Society for their invaluable support. Thanks to their assistance, I was able to attend counselling with my son during a challenging time. This experience had a profound impact on my mental well-being, and I truly appreciate the financial help they provided. Without their generosity, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. Thank you for making a significant difference in our lives.”

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Our Impact

People Uplifted Annually

Our Three Year Strategy

The Step Forward Health Society is helping build vibrant communities that prioritize and nurture mental health at every level. Over the next three years, our impact will include:

  • Enhancing the Step Forward Programs to reach 5000 individuals and communities.
  • Increase community involvement and awareness of mental health challenges through 30 partnerships.
  • Strengthen financial foundations to support extensive and sustainable mental health services, leveraging $400,000 to provide $2 million worth of service by 2026.
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Our Programs

When Love Hurts (new)

A program for women who experience violence or abuse from a partner. The program will offer both in person and online options, as well as group and individual counseling.

MenTOR (new)

Voluntary abuse intervention groups for men struggling with trauma, violence, and unhealthy patterns of relationships. The program will help men learn healthy coping mechanisms in order to help create healthy relationships with their partners and families.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) (new)

This program caters to some of the highest risk patients in the community. It equips participants with essential skills to live in the present, manage stress in healthy ways, regulate their emotions, and foster better relationships with others.

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Pain in the Arts (ongoing)

A support group program using art and mindfulness for pain management in a small class setting (max 8 people). It will support people over the age of 18 experiencing daily chronic pain or prolonged illness. No art experience necessary.

LGBTQ2S+ youth (new)

A support group program for LGBTQ2S+ youth. The group will be offered for free to youth, and will focus on creating a supportive community, education on mental health and other relevant topics, and helping members process their experiences and receive the support they need.

Step Forward Program (ongoing)

The Step Forward Program provides financial assistance to individuals, couples and families without

limitations, needing additional help subsidizing mental health services with qualified mental health

counselling, educational and group support programs.

Will you help us Launch?

The need for mental health support has never been greater. It is our moment to serve our community.

We aim to raise $400,000 to expand our community outreach and engage more community members, creating new avenues for positive change.

Your support will help people from all walks of life navigate some of their biggest challenges.

Together, we can continue to make a meaningful difference and create a better future for all.

$400,000

Our Fundraising Goal

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