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Mental Illness Awareness Week - October Update

MIAW News - October 2011

Mental Illness Awareness Week
MIAW kicks off October 2!

Champions Awards recipients announced
This year’s Champions of Mental Health are:

Dr. Martin Antony
Chair of Department of Psychology, Ryerson University
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Research
George Cope
President and CEO, Bell Canada and BCE Inc
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Private Sector
Hon. Lisa Raitt, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Labour
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Public Sector
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Community
David Granirer
Founder, Stand Up For Mental Health
2011 Champion of Mental Health, Community (Individual)

The recipients will be honoured Wednesday, October 5 at the awards ceremony in Ottawa. Look for live updates on Twitter, and event photos on Facebook and Flickr.

For full bios, please visit our website.

Get to know the Faces of Mental Illness:

This summer, we recorded public service announcements as well as profile videos of our Faces sharing their story in their own words. You can now view the videos by visiting our  YouTube Channel. Enjoy!

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Are you having an event during MIAW? Tell us about it! Two easy ways to share:

  1. Visit the Events section of our website and use the form to submit your event. Your event will appear in the 2011 listing.
  3. Create a Facebook event and post it to our Facebook wall. We'll promote your event through our page and Twitter network.

Don't forget to post your event in both places for maximum exposure!


You can also share your event photos. Post the images to Facebook or email them to us at [email protected].


2011 Championsof Mental Health

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About MIAW

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) is an annual national public education campaign coordinated by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness  and Mental Health (CAMIMH). The campaign is designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness.

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