According to the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in any given year, 1 in 5 people in Canada will personally experience a mental health problem or illness. Mental illness affects people of all ages, education, income levels, and cultures.
In an effort to give back and show support for the Halton community, Downtown Oakville is proudly participating in the CMHA Halton’s Giving Trees Campaign this year and will focus on the theme of hope.
“We chose hope as the theme for our tree because hope is everywhere and relative to every circumstance. The last few years have been challenging for many people and we believe strongly that having hope will get us through challenging times together.”
- Kim, Member Communications Manager, Downtown Oakville BIA
. The campaign aims to give peace of mind to those who don’t know where to turn, give hope for the future, and give hope to those living with mental health or addictions.
The Downtown Oakville BIA’s Giving Tree is now on display at the entrance to Towne Square until December 17.
We carefully selected each ornament on our Giving Tree to symbolize hope and represent something that our community members may be hopeful for. Words like, strength, light and peace have been incorporated into the design.
We encourage everyone to come out and view our Tree of Hope and to make a donation to the Canadian Mental Health Association. It’s easy to donate to the giving tree, with tiptap technology visitors simply tap their card.
Check out the CMHA Halton’s website for information on the Giving Tree program or to access helpful resources and information.