What We Do




“Mental illness does not discriminate. It affects the young to the old. 1 in 5 Canadians will be affected by a mental illness in their lifetime. What can be done about this ? We need to have daily conversations. Talking helps to eliminate the shame and remove the stigma. Let’s help to end the stigma of mental illness.”



Core Programs/Services (Coming soon)

1. Free 2 Talk-Hotline

2. Healing through Movements
Dance Segment
Correlations Segment

3.R.I.S.E – Regain Inner Strength and Excel
A support group for men and women

4.I.C.E.F – Inhale Change, Exhale Failure
A transitional program

5.You, Me, We-Mothers of youth offenders assistants program


Annual Seminars/Events

Black Trauma- Black History Month Series


During the month of February Essence of Mind outreach program hosts an event with a different theme in support of Black History Month. These events are free and open to anyone who is interested in attending.



Escape the darkness and into the light – A mental health seminar



 This event is in celebration of mental health awareness month-May. The event focuses on inspiring those affected by a mental illness, living with it by sharing tools that ultimately can help them to escape the darkness of their current situations. The event features a lived experience speaker, a poet as well a life-coach/mental health educator.




Stimulus – A fundraising gala in support of mental health


Stimulus is Essence of Mind Signature event. The Gala takes place every October to wrap up Mental health awareness week. The evening features a buffet style dinner, performances, raffle as well keynote speaker. Guests who have attended the gala expressed the comfortable atmosphere and leaving educated and confident enough to be able to better support their loved ones.