Step up for mental health

Step up for mental health

Together, let’s put our best foot forward and build a healthier, more resilient community.

Put your best foot forward for mental health

Put your best foot forward for mental health

Our biggest step towards advancing mental health care in Oakville.

Update on our BFF initiative

We’re excited to share that Christie’s vision has become a reality! Thanks to our community’s incredible support, we’ve reached our goal for the Best Foot Forward initiative. Together, 115 donors contribute more than $2.5 million for mental health care at OTMH. Special thanks to June and Ian for their generous matching gift of $750,000, amplifying our impact.

While we celebrate this success, the need for mental health support persists. The demand for accessible and high-quality mental health services at OTMH remains as critical as ever. Your ongoing support is vital in ensuring that we can continue to provide comprehensive care to those in need.

To our bffs, thank you once again for stepping up for mental health care in our community. Together, we are building a brighter, healthier future for all.

The statistics are staggering

Every year, 1 in 5 Canadians will personally experience a mental health challenge. Yet, our hospital’s services are stretched thin, leaving many not only waiting for help but not getting enough.

Now more than ever, mental health care is a pressing community issue that needs your support.

Every journey begins with a single step

Every journey begins with a single step

For those facing a mental health challenge in our community, the first step often leads them to Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital (OTMH).

Here, mental health support is more than just treatment; it’s about nurturing hope and guiding our patients toward a future filled with possibilities. Our dedicated team provides compassionate, high-quality care, empowering each individual to put their best foot forward on the path to recovery.

This journey of healing, marked by every brave step forward, is at the heart of what we do.

Become an OHF bff

The Best Foot Forward (bff) initiative is an urgent call to action to support mental health programs and services at OTMH.

With your help, we can provide faster, more equitable access to mental health care for everyone in our community. It’s about offering hope and healing, closer to home, for each person who needs it.

Aiming high for mental health

Our goal is ambitious but essential: raising $2.5 million for these life-changing services. Each dollar you contribute brings us closer to this target, making a tangible difference in countless lives.

Your donations are the key to a brighter future in mental health care. They will empower our hospital to bolster our team with dedicated professionals, innovate our programs, and expand our clinical capabilities.

This initiative ensures that mental health support is not just a privilege but a right for all, regardless of anyone’s background or circumstances.

The time is now

Donations made before March 31, 2024 will make an even greater impact thanks to a significant matching gift. When we hit our $1.75 million goal, generous donors, June and Ian Cockwell, will give an additional $750,000, making your generosity go even further.

Don’t let this opportunity slip away. Your support is the key to creating lasting change in our community’s mental health landscape.

So let’s be the change.

Let’s show that we care, that we’re here for each other.

Let’s make a difference in someone’s life and put our best foot forward, so others can too.

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Igniting hope, transforming lives

Igniting hope, transforming lives

Today, I’ve come full circle, now a provider of hope for others just as I once relied on the hope extended to me. I have grown up and recovered, with a very strong foundation of hope within my heart. I am a survivor.

Kayleigh RobertsonPeer Mentor at OTMH, former patient, and official OHF bff

Ready to put your best foot forward for mental health?

Being there for our patients, giving them their best chance to return to a normal life, starts with your support today!

Become a bff and make a lasting impact on mental health care in your community.

My personal experiences with OTMH have deepened my commitment to championing mental health programs in our community. I firmly believe that early intervention, a welcoming environment, and access to expert care, all close to home, are essential for mental health support. This is why I’m working with the Foundation to launch a new initiative to raise crucial funds in support of OTMH’s vital mental health programs.