Since 2013, Hats On has supported Jack.org, a national charity that trains and empowers young leaders to revolutionise mental health. This year, over 1,200 student advocates will come together at the national Jack Summit and 18 Regional Jack Summits to share ideas and strategies for action in their communities. Hats On has donated more than $125,000 provide education and advocacy training at Jack Summit and branded hats to student delegates across Canada, raising awareness about mental wellness for all.
Humber River Hospital
Hats On has pledged $150,000 to Humber River Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program to enhance access to services for adolescent patients and to ensure they receive the care and education they need to manage their illness and recover from trauma. Humber River Hospital’s holistic approach to mental health is integral to the vision of mental wellness for all.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Hats On has fulfilled its $270,000 pledge to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) which has been put toward a dedicated volunteer lounge and a patient room. In 2014, a client room honouring Giovanni Tiberi and the Hats On For Awareness Volunteer Lounge were unveiled. Hats On has also donated $20,000 to CAMH’s Gifts of Light campaign, which helps people in crisis on their journey to recovery. In 2017, Hats On became a key program contributor supporting CAMH’s Suits Me Fine Program, which helps to restore hope and dignity for clients by providing everyday clothing, as well as clothes for important occasions such as job interview and special events, free of charge. CAMH is an intrinsic part of our vision of mental wellness for all.
‘What’s Up’ Walk-in Clinics
A new partner for Hats On in 2017, we are working with the ‘What’s Up’ walk-in clinics to create an awareness campaign promoting the free city-wide service for youth and their families through social media, print material and videos. This organization shares our vision of mental wellness for all and is working to improve access to services for young people and their families.