CIBC Mindstrong

Mega Fitness Event in Support of Youth Mental Health

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Event Details
Date & Time

Sunday, June 07, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM


Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire, 6105 Avenue du Boisé, Montréal, QC, H3S 2V9


Mary Etzitian (JGH Foundation)
(514) 340-8222 ext. 3986

Larry Sidel (JGH Foundation)
514-340-8222 ext. 1922

Nancy Rubin (JGH Auxiliary)
514-340-8222 ext. 5945

Event Description

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View the photos from this memorable event!

First annual CIBC MINDSTRONG fitness event raises $530,000 net in support of youth mental health at the Jewish General Hospital

Expenses limited to less than 5% thanks to committed corporate and individual citizens

The Jewish General Hospital Foundation, the Jewish General Hospital Auxiliary, and Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire held their first annual CIBC MINDSTRONG event on Sunday, June 7, at the Midtown Le Sporting Club Sanctuaire. MC'ed by TSN690 Montreal Sports Radio Host and MINDSTRONG Honorary President Tony Marinaro, this unique fitness and fundraising event had the more than 250 men and women – aged from 18 to well into their sixties – sweating, stretching and lunging through five energizing hours of exercise, including yoga, zumba, tai chi, boot camp, spinning and high intensity interval training, all for a great cause.

CIBC MINDSTRONG raised a fabulous $530,000 net out of gross proceeds of $550,000. This represents a fundraising cost ratio of less than 5%, which makes for one of the most cost efficient fundraising events to be held in Montreal this year. No other event in Quebec has raised awareness and resources for mental health on this scale. Proceeds from CIBC MINDSTRONG will benefit the expansion of mental health programs for young people aged between 15 and 25 at the Department of Psychiatry of the JGH, led by Dr. Karl Looper. These funds are supporting four major projects:

  • The hiring of a clinical coordinator to facilitate access to clinical assessments and referrals for mental health services;
  • The hiring of a family peer support worker in collaboration with AMI-Quebec Action for Mental Illness to provide a resource to family members who are seeking information and advice on how to help their loved one;
  • The acquisition of information technology, including wifi and computers, to improve efficiency in the workplace and allow the use of innovative digital tools;
  • The development of an online portal where patients can access information and communicate with their clinicians in an accessible, patient centered format.

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Watch Dr. Karl Looper's interview, Chief of Psychiatry at the JGH, on Global TV

Posted by Wise Women Montreal, 11th May 2015

Click HERE to view the CIBC MINDSTRONG Flash Mob which took place on
Monday, April 20, 2015 at the official launch!