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Welcome to Peace of Minds Walk in Oakville

We invite you to walk with us on Saturday, September 14, 2019 for the Peace of Minds Walk in Oakville.

Across five communities in Ontario, families, friends and supporters of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (SSO) will come together to raise funds and awareness to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by schizophrenia and psychosis. This is a free event for all. Join us to help raise funds and spread the message of HOPE to more than 140,000 people in Ontario living with schizophrenia, and so many of their friends, families, and loved ones. 

Join us for the 5 km walk along Lakeshore Blvd. Return to the park for a free BBQ lunch. Bring lots of toonies and loonies for raffle tickets giving you a chance to win some wonderful prizes.

Event Agenda:
  • 10:00 am - Registration 
  • 10:30 am - Join us before the walk begins for key speeches from:   
    • Mae Scatliff, Consituency Assistant to Stephen Crawford, MPP Oakvilleā€‹
    • Dr. Peter Turner, Psychiatrist, First Episode Psychosis, Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital
    • Liz Malcolmson, Lived experience speaker
  • 10:45 am - Walk begins
  • Location - Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park - 2340 Ontario St.
  • BBQ to follow - Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park - 2340 Ontario St.

Liz-50th-copy-(1).jpgLiz Malcolmson

Born and raised in the Hamilton area, Liz began having hallucinations in high school. Liz managed to hide her mental illness and was only diagnosed after university. “I was afraid to get help because of the stigma attached to mental illnesses. I was lucky to manage getting into a program that deals specifically with schizophrenia and my journey to recovery began. I had a lot of bumps in the road throughout my recovery journey, but with the love and support of family and friends, I am now sharing my story and working as a Personal Support Worker."
 
Liz is a passionate advocate who often speaks to high school and post-secondary students about the importance of open dialogue, inclusion and speaks out against some of the discrimination people living with  mental illness can sometimes face. Additionally, Liz is a Peer Leader in a community program where she helps others with schizophrenia on their journey towards recovery, sharing wisdom from my own journey to bring hope and support to others.
 

Contact us at events@schizophrenia.on.ca or 1 (800) 449-6367 for more information.
 
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