Make a Difference Appeal

Over the last three years, the Make A Difference Appeal has raised more than $600,000 for mental health care at LHSC. Today we are proud to say this funding has helped hundreds of youth in our community who are struggling with mental illness.

The Make a Difference Appeal at Country Classic Auction is a 20-minute philanthropic exeperience. Our auctioneer invites guests to make an impact by raising their bid card and donating directly to a specific program at LHSC.

We look forward to continuing to make a difference in mental health at this year’s CCA on November 2, 2019. We hope you will join us.

Stories and Resources

It began with not being able to get out of bed. She slept all day and all night and missed two months of grade seven. Then, she was overcome with feelings of anger. She couldn’t understand why all her friends were seemingly happy when she felt so helpless.

Discover how FEMAP (First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program) changed her life. Read more.

The devastating loss of a friend opened up many questions for Emma and lead her to learn more about her own struggles with mental health. Emma has been diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and is very open about her diagnosis. Her hope is to educate others and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. Read more.

PEPP is a community-focused mental health program offering a wide variety of support including employment counseling, recreation groups, education and more for individuals experiencing mental health challenges. Learn more about how this program is helping people like Andrew, and many more, lead healthier and happier lives. Read more.

Paul and Barb Hebert turned unimaginable loss into incredible dedication to prevent other families from enduring similar heartbreak.
Watch the video.

Learn about the life-changing mental health care services and programs supported by donors. Watch CTV's Medical Marvels feature on the First Episode Mood and Anxiety Program (FEMAP) and read about community events, mental health research and services such as the Geriatric Mental Health Program in our Mental Health Care Campaign Update. Read more.