We’re painting our soles! And we’re asking you to do the same in solidarity with our goal to increase awareness of those who are suffering with mental health issues. Together, we hope to raise funds to increase all the vital resources needed. Step into the conversation using #ShowYourSole in support of this great community.
Paint the soles of your shoes, then take a picture & share it on social media.
Use #ShowYourSole to be part of the growing and important conversation around mental health.
The issue of Mental Health has become more urgent than ever. The economic burden of mental illness in Canada is estimated at $51 billion per year. This includes health care costs, lost productivity, and reductions in health-related quality of life. Education and training are key areas not fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Yet they are key to shifting the tide of mental health stigma.
The objective of the #ShowYourSole is to ease societal and financial burdens on those with mental health issues, addiction, or bereavement, by raising funds towards mental wellness education and awareness, which will provide training, treatment, and community support. The more resources and services we can make available to those in need of help, the more we can ensure a mentally healthy community.
Those in our families, our workplaces and neighbourhoods are suffering sometimes silently and invisibly, due to the stigma around mental health.
Every corporate donation will have a significant impact on those lives all around us.
Since education and training are not fully funded by our government, there is a large gap between what is funded, and what is needed. So, the goal of this new campaign is to raise funds to increase awareness around mental health issues, as well as to provide funding for important wellness programs.
The more resources and services that we can make available to those in need, the more we can ensure a more mentally healthy Waterloo Region.
Interested in hosting your own fundraiser?
Become a Corporate Sponsor or Get Your Company Involved
Creating a workplace environment that fosters mental wellness requires a purposeful commitment from organizational leaders. CMHA Waterloo Wellington would like to help make this happen in your organization by engaging your leadership in our new #ShowYourSole Campaign.
You will receive a comprehensive tool-kit with everything you need to engage your employees and implement company initiatives to become a #ShowYourSole Advocate in your community. We offer opportunities for large-scale partnerships and relationships to fundraise and bring greater awareness to the need for increased mental health resources.
Company Fundraising Events
Welcome creativity from every corner of your organization and host your own company or department event. Donate the proceeds in support of #ShowYourSole. Events could include walks, runs, galas, golf tournaments, bowling tournaments, or anything you can think of. It’s a great team-building opportunity, and a fun way to motivate people to participate in helping others.