THE CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
In our 21st year, we chose a charity that supports a cause concerning the entire Queen’s student body and that directly impacts every one of us in some way. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) focuses on “mental health for all”. For this year of VCFS, we chose a charity that everyone can relate to, whether it be through themselves or someone they are close to. Founded in 1918, CMHA is a national charity that helps maintain and improve mental health for all Canadians. With more than 10,000 staff and volunteers in over 100 community locations across Canada, CMHA provides vital services and support to well over half a million Canadians every year. As the nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA helps people access the community-based resources they need to build resilience and support recovery from mental illness in their own communities.The Kingston branch of this charity is what our funding will directly be supporting.
Through shedding a light on mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and body image, we hope our partnership with CMHA will help the local community directly. The programs that our funding will directly impact will support children, youth, and adults. VCFS is extremely excited to be able to work with CMHA this year to further develop their programs and support local mental health awareness. Your support of our show will continue to grow and develop the breadth of the programs that CMHA funds and that we are so incredibly passionate about. Vogue Charity Fashion Show has the opportunity to make a huge impact on the local community, and we are so excited for this coming year.
VCFS has donated over $400,000 to deserving Kingston Charities since 1997.
2007: $23,000 for Kingston General Hospital
2008: $28,000 for Kingston Youth Shelter
2009: $32,000 for Queen’s Camp Outlook
2010: $25,000 for Literacy Development
2011: $27,000 for Learning Disabilities Kingston
2012: $22,000 for Kingston Home Base Housing
2013: $44,000 for The Sunshine Foundation
2014: $44,000 for Community Living Kingston
2015: $43,000 for Jack.org
2016: $37,000 for Happy Soul Project
2017: $53,500 for Camp Trillium