ONLINE ART FUNDRAISER
An online art fundraiser of prints by notable Canadian artists raised money for youth mental health programs run by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto.
Fvckrender "LUSH//", 10.5" x 15"
Many Petals of the Metis Nation, 18" x 13.5" | $160
40% donated to CMHA Toronto
Christi Belcourt (apihtâwikosisâniskwêw / mânitow sâkahikanihk) is a visual artist, designer, community organizer, environmentalist, social justice advocate, and avid land-based based arts and language learner. Her paintings can be found within many public and permanent collections across North America. Christi has also organized several large national community-based projects of note including Walking With Our Sisters, the Willisville Mountain Project, Nimkii Aazhibikong and various works done with Onaman Collective. Christi donates the proceeds from her collaborations and awards to Nimkii Aazhibikong, the year-round Indigenous language and traditional arts camp that she, along with a small group of people, started in 2017.
Life on the Line print sale donations support Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto’s youth mental health programs.
Before the pandemic, referrals to CMHA Toronto had increased by 50%, and the demand continues to grow while funding remained the same.
Your support of CMHA Toronto youth mental health programs supports counselling, employment training, and mentorship that help to build resilience and equip young people with the emotional and social skills they need to support their mental health.
WHY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH?
youth suicide rate in the industrialized world
of Canadian youth are affected by mental health disorder
12-19 year olds in Canada are at risk for developing depression